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Young Enterprise Programme revamped

Young Enterprise Programme revamped

Friday 27 September 2019

Young Enterprise Programme revamped

Friday 27 September 2019

A programme aiming to identify the island's entrepreneurial stars of tomorrow has been revamped to become more accessible.

The Young Enterprise Programme is run by Young Enterprise Jersey, a local charity which has been enabling young people to start and run a business for the past 30 years.

The programme, which is open to students in Year 12, will now have a shorter six-month timeframe and more focused milestones, culminating with the Final Presentations in early April.

Students are expected to make all the decisions about their company, from deciding on a name and product to creating a business plan, managing the company finances and selling their products.

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Pictured: Students learn about all aspects of a business through the programme.

Volunteer business advisors from Barclays, G4S, RBC and the Seymour Group take part in the programme to mentor the students.

At the end of the programme, the students wind up their company and pay their investors, simulating the experience of running a real life company.

The winning team continues to trade and represents Jersey in the UK South East Regional Final.

Alexia McClure, Chair of Young Enterprise, said: "We have spent the past few months talking to students and teachers about how to improve the YE programme so more students can get involved and benefit from the experience. The changes we have made will make the programme more accessible and help students develop the entrepreneurial and soft skills they need in life and the workplace.

"We know there are many people in Jersey who have taken part and benefitted from Young Enterprise in the past. We appeal to these parents to encourage their own children to get involved, so they too can get a step up in their journey to further education and the workplace."

Pictured top: Last year's winners TOBE at the Young Enterprise Regional Finals in May 2018.

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