Young Enterprise is a national education charity, founded in the UK in 1963 and operated in Guernsey since 1982. The ethos is "learning by doing". Here in Guernsey we offer the Company Programme where young people from Years 11 and 12 are brought together in groups of about 15-20 to form their own company, sell shares, come up with a product or service, market and sell their product and manage their finances. All assisted by volunteer business advisers.
The process starts in late September/early October and continues until mid-to-late April. The local advisor and coordinator will give a presentation to all Lower Sixth Form students in September. Company meetings are usually held one evening a week at premises kindly donated by local businesses.
This opportunity allows groups of students to form companies and offers individuals the chance to take on key roles with different responsibilities within their company.
The benefits of taking part in a group activity with students from other schools and colleges on the island will be explained. Many of our students become involved in this venture, early in the Michaelmas term, so that they can be ready to market the goods which their companies have produced in time for Christmas.
An evening of presentations from each company takes place in the Trinity term when awards will be made to individuals and companies. Last year one of our teams, Yep, were very successful in reaching the finals in London.
More information can be found on the Young Enterprise website. Please note clicking on this link will take you away from The Ladies' College website, and that the College bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of such external sites. https://www.young-enterprise-gg.com/