In a move to support young people and promote careers development in Worcestershire, Impetus Business Loans is working with The Chase School in Malvern and with Bishop Perowne Church of England College in Worcester with two programmes.
1: The UK Young Enterprise Company Programme
This enables young people (aged 12 to 18) to gain the knowledge and skills they need to have the confidence to succeed.
During the school year a group of students are guided as they set up a real trading company, decide on a product or service, and then promote this within the community.
They design, manufacture, advertise and sell their chosen product, acquiring new skills to take forward into their chosen career.
Impetus Business Support Manager, Martin Linley has been appointed a Young Enterprise Company Programme Business Adviser for the third year running and works with young people at both schools.
2: Worcestershire Enterprise Adviser Network
As part of the National Careers and Enterprise Company initiative the Worcestershire LEP, working in partnership with Worcestershire County Council, have been contracted to create and establish an Enterprise Adviser Network across Worcestershire.
The following link gives background to its creation https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-careers-and-enterprise-company-for-schools
In addition to the above, Martin Linley is also a volunteer enterprise adviser with the new network.
Martin commented, “As an adviser, my role is to liaise between schools and employers to connect the two and ensure that pupils are aware of the qualifications and skills they will need to enter employment.’’
“It’s all about creating tomorrow’s entrepreneurs by helping young people understand their options and see a way forward. They then have a choice of employment or creating their own business.’’