youth enterprise

Young Enterprise – we really have missed the point

Without hesitation, every time I speak in schools where academic prowess is the number one value and outcome demanded by all, the most popular question I get asked, (only when the teachers have left the room or over break, obviously) is ‘Miss, if you were me would you go to University.’ My [...]

Delivering the start up message to the next generation

StartUp Britain is set to hit the road for a month-long bus tour designed to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. The national enterprise campaign’s double-decker bus will visit 40 universities and further education colleges across the UK, carrying a team of business experts, mentors, [...]

What makes a young person enterprising?

We hear lots of stories about young people, mostly focussing on the troubled teens, single mums, (more of which elsewhere in this issue, and antisocial behaviour. Personally I think this must be an extraordinarily difficult time to grow and mature. When I left university everyone got a job. Not [...]

Jobs blackspot kids trade their way to work skills

A pioneering business charity has delivered a huge boost to the employment chances of almost 5,000 youngsters in a notorious jobs blackspot. Students at schools in North West of England, which has been in the news due to high rates of young people not in education, work or training (NEETS), took [...]
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