As part of their extra curricula activities students have been taking part in Young Enterprise Company programme which enables participants to experience what it’s like to set up and run a student company. Running throughout one academic year, students make all the decisions about their enterprise, from deciding on the name and product to creating a business plan, managing the student company finances and selling to the public at trade fairs.
Year 12 students were treated to a talk by careers coach Stephen Isherwood, who runs the successful business and company ‘Invest in your Careers’. Stephen led four worksheets with our students, explaining how they should regard their current education and possible next step (i.e. university) as a stepping stone to get them to their ultimate goal.
Students in years 12 and 13 have had a variety of talks recently about all the different options to them available in the future.