Senior members of Worcestershire tech firm appointed as local Enterprise Advisers


Two senior employees from Malvern based tech firm, Payara Services Ltd, have recently been appointed as Enterprise Advisers for The Chase High School in Worcestershire.

Through their new voluntary positions, Payara Founder and HR Manager, Julia Millidge, alongside Head of Marketing & Community Builder, Dominika Tasarz-Sochacka, will work directly with the school’s senior leadership team, helping develop their careers programme, implementing a strategy that puts local employers at the heart of a young person’s education.

In order to carry out their roles effectively, both Payara representatives will have access to a range of practical resources, as well as the support of a trained, full-time Enterprise Coordinator from The Careers & Enterprise Company, a national network that aims to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work.

Julia Millidge said:

“My background in teaching means that the Enterprise Adviser scheme is very close to my heart. Being able to utilise my position as a tech business owner whilst helping students find future employment is so rewarding.

There is no better way to give back to the community than by sharing our knowledge, skills and expertise. Not only is this outreach programme fundamental to Payara’s development, but as Enterprise Advisers we can build positive working relationships with The Chase and its students, whilst aiding recruitment into our business.”

Sandra Howells, Careers & Enterprise Coordinator added:

“I believe the Enterprise Adviser scheme is so successful because it enables small businesses like Payara to educate and inspire young people. By helping to develop an effective careers plan, Enterprise Advisers are helping to create our future workforce and give them the tools they need to succeed.”

The Enterprise Adviser scheme is the latest initiative being promoted by The Chase, with the belief that it will help them achieve their overall goal of encouraging young people to understand and embrace the many career opportunities available to them beyond full-time education.

Claire Finch, Business Support Officer at The Chase High School said:

“We are delighted to have Julia and Dominika on board as our new Enterprise Advisers. Their skills and expertise will be of great benefit in helping our careers team continue to offer a quality programme that informs and inspires students during and after their time in education.”

The programme is also fully supported by The Malvern Hills District Council and Worcestershire County Council who believe that more students should be encouraged to visit and learn about today’s workplace.

Dominika Tasarz-Sochacka gave her opinion on the lack of employability information out there:

“There is a lot of misconception amongst young people regarding career opportunities within our region – one common belief is that it’s not as exciting as big cities like London or Bristol. Young people need reassurance that Worcestershire can give them plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth – they just need to know how and where to look!”

The Careers & Enterprise Company connects schools and colleges with employers and supports them to work together to provide young people with effective and high-quality encounters within the world of work.

Headquartered at the Malvern Science Park in Worcestershire, Payara Services Ltd are dedicated to shaping the future of the tech industry.

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