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HELP! Volunteer with Young Enterprise to ensure young people are more employable when they leave school/college.
Posted on: August 30th 2019
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HELP!  volunteer with Young Enterprise to ensure young people are more employable when they leave school/college

That’s the message from financial education charity Young Enterprise which delivers employability programmes across the South West.

The £1,400 Company Programme is made available to mainstream schools nationally for £800, thanks to part funding from HSBC. However, in today’s increasingly uncertain economic climate many schools are now struggling to find the funds to participate.

The YE Exeter, North, South Devon Board are urgently seeking volunteers willing to mentor student teams for the YE Company Programme , this programme runs from September 2019 to May 2020.

In line with Government recommendations, the YE Company Programme supports the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers guidance and helps the students gain sought after employability skills. As part of the scheme, students from Year 9 -13 can set up and run their own student company. Schools can embed this programme as part of their existing Business and Enterprise GCSE and A level programmes; OCR Cambridge Nationals Enterprise and Marketing Certificate programmes, citizenship classes or as an extra-curricular activity. Step-by-step guidance is provided to students online, via support from local boards and volunteer business advisers, who are DBS checked and have completed safeguarding training.

YE is positioning itself as the leading financial literacy, enterprise and entrepreneurship charity for young people in the UK. Every year YE works with over 250,000 young people, supports over 9,000 teachers in both enterprise and financial education, with the help of more than 7,000 volunteers and 3,500 businesses. Since we were established, over 4 million young people have taken part in Young Enterprise programmes in the UK.

For further details please contact Marian Weston, Area Manager Exeter, East, North and South Devon, email marian.weston@y-e.org.uk or 07817 408434.

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