Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills and has been working closely with the FSB in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to prepare the next generation for work and life. As part of their partnership FSB have recognised the efforts of young people who have demonstrated exceptional enterprise and employability skills.
Young Enterprise’s Company Programme is aimed at 15+year olds, with participants setting up and running a real business for an academic year, guided by mentors from the local business community. Over 500 young people have been part of this Company Programme across Dorset, Hampshire and IOW. They have each taken on a director’s role within their own business, with companies ranging from student employment websites, clothing brands to new phone gadgets.