Mentoring young people for a brighter future

Support from The Nottingham has helped inspire nearly 1,200 Young Enterprise participants over the last three years.

As well as donating £43,000 - including £10,000 this year - since the partnership began in 2015, more than 30 of our employees have enthusiastically given over 1,000 hours of volunteering time.

Under our Doing Good Together initiative we are proud to back Young Enterprise’s flagship Company Programme - in which students set up and run a real business for a year, learning beneficial employability skills from volunteer business advisers along the way - in the East Midlands.

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Our Chief Executive David Marlow, who can be seen handing over a cheque to Young Enterprise Regional Manager Steve Arscott recently, explained: “We’re excited to be working with Young Enterprise to inspire young people across the region and help them to develop the skills they need for a successful future. We believe it is a great initiative which a number of us here, including me, have benefited from back in our own school and college days!”

Young Enterprise Chief Executive Michael Mercies added: “Our research shows that by participating in our flagship Company Programme 97% of young people reported skills progression of at least one employability competency, with the biggest increases in organisation, entrepreneurial ability and financial capability.”

Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading enterprise and financial education charity. They give young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to realise their full potential through a range of practical enterprise programmes, from one day masterclasses to year-long projects - empowering young people to learn, to work and to live.

For more information about their work, visit young-enterprise.org.uk.


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