Young Enterprise Company Programme

What is a Young Enterprise Company?

You work in a business team to set up and run your own real company for up to one academic year. you wil

-  elect a board of directors, carry out market research, develop a product or service, manage your finances, promote your company, market and sell your product or service to the public

-  be supported and guided by a volunteer Business Adviser and your Centre Lead (Teacher/Tutor)

- access resources including a Company Programme Kit and YE Online. YE secure extranet facility (new in 2015)

- have the option to enter the YE Company of the Year competition, with events taking place in your local area in the Spring term.

All Young Enterprise programmes are based upon the priciple of "Learning by Doing" Instead of having to absorb large amounts of theory before you start, you will learn about business in a hans-on way.

The Benefits of Taking Part in this Programme

Enjoying real successes and overcoming real setbacks will make for a truly valuable life experience. You can be sure that, whatever you decide to do in the future, being an active participant in the Company Programme will give you an insight into the world of business and work, and help when considering your career choices.

You will learn about the essence of enterprise - understanding customers, selling and marketing products, making difficult decisions, working as a team, taking ans sharing responsibility, etc.

Most importantly, you will develop and be able to demonstrate key employability skills, such as problem solving, communication, resilience and organisation.

Rotary Club of Langley & Iver have been involved with Young Enterprise for over 8 years and have helped and supported a number of students in this programme. If you are interested in becoming a Business Adviser or just want more information please contact Malcolm Granger

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