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Young Enterprise: Volunteer Business Adviser

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Young Enterprise: Volunteer Business Adviser
Could you give support and guide a group of young people setting up a business?

Learning support / Mentoring volunteers needed for Young Enterprise

Are you able to support a group of 16-17 year olds as they spend a year setting up their own business?

As a business adviser you would be asked to attend weekly 1 hour board meetings run by the students taking part in the Company Programme. The meetings will be held at the school during the school day, throughout the academic year (September – June).

Real trading companies are created and operated over one academic year by a team of students. The students create a business idea, elect a board of directors, raise share capital and develop, market and sell their product or service within school and to the general public. At the end of the year they then liquidate the company and make decisions about the allocation of any profit.

Through the running of their companies, students have the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge of business and to develop important skills that will improve their employability, together with providing vital evidence for college or university applications.

Young Enterprise provides a legal framework for each company, together with full insurance and free business banking from HSBC. The company is also offered the opportunity to take part in the ‘Company of the Year’ competition which operates at Area, County, Regional and National levels from April-June.

Each Young Enterprise Company needs a volunteer business adviser. The main function of the adviser is to act as a mentor to the members of the company by encouraging and supporting the company members. From time to time it may be necessary to instil a sense of urgency, raise morale, engender team spirit, and be a catalyst or play “devil’s advocate.”

More information about the Company Programme is available at https://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/what-we-do/secondary-programmes/company-programme/ and case studies from volunteers are available at https://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/

[RBWM Weekday Education]
Denise Firth
01865 778 845

To apply for this job please visit rbwm.communitydatabase.co.uk.

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