Young Business Leaders of the Future

Year 10 Business students have joined the Young Enterprise Company Programme; a year-long programme which enables participants to find out what it’s really like to set up and run a business.

Students make all the decisions about their company, from deciding on the company name and product to creating a business plan, managing the company finances, selling to the public at trade fairs to ultimately winding up the company and paying their taxes. All this takes place with the support of a volunteer Business Adviser who brings a wealth of business knowledge and expertise.

The programme enables the students to develop greater self-awareness and key employability skills, such as communication, confidence, financial capability, organisation, initiative, problem solving, resilience and teamwork. It equips students with real life examples of demonstrating vital skills that they can use when applying for jobs and university places.

Offering in-depth understanding of how companies are organised and structured, the different roles and career opportunities that exist and the skills needed to fulfil specific roles, the programme provides inspiration and raises aspirations through encounters with employers and employees.

The Company Programme culminates in the UK Final, in which the top teams will battle it out to be crowned UK Company of the Year. It is delivered by Young Enterprise, the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills.