Enterprise education can play an important role in building a skilled workforce. It helps to raise aspirations and develop valuable skill sets. Additionally some young people welcome to chance to see how they could start up their own business and help strengthen a dynamic economy.
GE's global partner in Enterprise is Junior Achievement / Young Enterprise who are supported annually by a grant from the GE Foundation. Volunteers from across the UK and Ireland work with Young Enterprise on programmes like the Company Programme and Learn to Earn.
Enterprise opportunities can challenge students, enhance a range of curriculum subjects and drive up standards. Ofsted have reported that pupils are motivated by enterprise learning and they enjoy being given the autonomy to tackle relevant problems, take responsibility for their own actions, engage in real issues and evaluate the outcomes of their decisions.
With a network of over 5,000 business volunteers and 250,000 young people, Young Enterprise is the UK's leading figure in enterprise education whose volunteers deliver over 4 million learning hours each year.
Becoming a Young Enterprise volunteer will challenge you – but the excitement and satisfaction of mentoring, of transforming attitudes and helping young people open their eyes to the world of enterprise keeps many of our volunteers coming back year after year.
Whether you'd like to mentor a student company, work with primary students or join a local board, YE has a volunteer role perfect for you.
GE locations currently working with Young Enterprise are Amersham, Groby, Kidsgrove, London, Nailsea, Newcastle, Prestwick Rugby and Watford. If you are an employee based at one of these locations, contact your GE volunteer leader [insert link to spread sheet or other here] to join a programme. If your site is new to Young Enterprise, contact us to find out more.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.