Young Enterprise

Young Enterprise

The Young Enterprise Company Programme offers S5 pupils the opportunity to set up and run their own real company over the course of one academic year, with the support and guidance of a volunteer adviser from business. Pupils elect a board of directors from amongst their peers, raise share capital, market and finance a real product or service of their own choice and sell it to the public.

Through participating in the Company Programme, students develop their enterprise knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes in a business context. They learn by doing, coping with a changing and evolving business, developing essential skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, managing risk, creativity, innovation and leadership.