As a result of the increasing costs associated with attending university, leading businesses are adapting significantly to offer the brightest students an alternative in the form of professional apprenticeships.

Leading schools are responding to this new challenge by offering their students employability programmes designed to help them make better-informed, calculated choices about their steps after school or college. E2W Enabling Futures brings students, businesses and schools together.

Key members of the team

Rhian Bowler


Wishing I had relevant career advice at school has driven my passion for insightful career coaching. My early career ambition was to work in the Human Resources field, and after finishing my Geography degree, three years working as a sales rep with KP Foods and completing a Masters in Human Resources Management, I realised my early ambition. My HR journey took me to Linklaters, Rio Tinto, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton and DTZ, working in graduate recruitment, assessment centres, management development and performance management.

During my career break to have my children, my passion for inspiring early career decisions in young people reignited when I completed a post graduate diploma in Career Counselling and Coaching. I love working with young people enabling them to make informed career choices based on enhanced self-awareness. Knowing we are developing personal career development skills that will be with them along their career journey is a rewarding experience.


Julie Wilson

Head of Programmes

Julie Wilson Trainer for E2W Enabling Futures and a qualified Information, Advice and Guidance specialist.

Julie has worked within the training provision sector for over 13 years and is dedicated to working with students, employers and agencies to help mentor, develop and inspire young people with their career choices, encouraging self-awareness and confidence throughout their educational and working lives. As an ex-apprentice herself (1986), Julie appreciates and eagerly promotes the advantages of apprenticeship training, highlighting through her own experience and the experience of learners she has supported, how young people can confidently progress throughout their careers on completion of their programmes.

Her skills include employability training, apprenticeship and careers guidance and business development, building long term relationships that help empower young people and provide employers with a motivated and prepared future workforce.

She is currently a mature student, studying a BA (Hons) Youth Work and Community Learning and Development degree and in her spare time she is a keen and active Youth Co-ordinator for the Medway Sunlight Rotary Club.  She participates in a number of volunteering and fund raising events for both local and worldwide charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Demelza House, Wisdom Hospice and Polio+ and facilitates residential trips including Rotary Youth Leadership Award and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

E2W Enabling Futures has a unique career programme bringing together students, schools and corporates with multiple benefits for all three.


Students are supported in developing skills, attitudes and behaviours employers demand, ensuring successful entry to apprenticeship opportunities on completion of A-Levels.


Schools are able to ensure students are well informed of all career opportunities after school, including apprenticeships, meeting the needs of students and obligation to provide independent and impartial careers advice. With the introduction of the International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP) in many schools, E2W’s Employability Programme uniquely complements the IBCP curriculum requirements.


Corporates are able to engage directly the course sharing up to date information about life as an apprentice, inspiring the next generation and securing interested, engaged candidates through their recruitment process.

Women in Fin Tech - Why do we need them and how do we recruit them?

Women in Fin Tech - Why do we need them and how do we recruit them?

Rhian Bowler / 22 Mar 2017

Over the holiday period I saw my 17-year-old niece Katie reading an article in an engineering magazine about the lack of women in that industry. She is considering becoming an engineer. During an enlightening conversation, I asked her to tell me how today’s cars would be different had...

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