A network of 6,000 volunteers helps Young Enterprise create an exciting and enjoyable learning experience for 220,000 young people every year across the UK. They make a real difference to the lives and potential of young people in their areas by helping them to understand the world of business and prepare for their working lives. Here are just some of their stories:


With numerous business interests, Scott is a successful International Entrepreneur, Investor, Foodie and Ambassador for several initiatives to help develop young entrepreneurs. What volunteer role do you undertake with YE, where, and what does it involve? Attending educational sessions and supporting with speaking, or judging the events in London. What

I started with YE around 8 years ago as a Business Adviser supporting a school in Bristol. After having had 25 years in business by then, I was realising that it was time to give something back and that coupled with the realisation that if I had gone through YE

The first time I heard about Young Enterprise was at networking event. I was so impressed by the work that YE were doing, that I asked if I could be a volunteer. I had nothing like this available to me when I was at school and wanted to share my

An AT&T executive initiated a relationship with a school local to our European HQ in London. Once I heard about that initiative I wanted to replicate it in Redditch where we have a lot of employees. We expanded our initial London relationship with Young Enterprise to incorporate Redditch, and eventually

Inspired to create educational toy business, Lorraine returned as a volunteer

“I’ve seen the benefit of Young Enterprise programmes personally, while at school.  I enjoyed it greatly, and it developed my character. I’m from a teaching background, and I love volunteering, as it’s a great opportunity to get back into the classroom! “I’ve received loads of personal satisfaction from positive feedback

Showing business is not all about men in suits

“Students have an image of business as a corporate world full of men and women in suits sitting in boardrooms; it’s great to be able to show young people another side to business.” Leaving behind a successful career in television to pursue her dreams, Harkirn launched the HOX fashion label

Royal Mail executive delivers for young people

Although Royal Mail had agreed to support the Team Programme, I was keen to get involved personally, to experience the programme myself, and see what Royal Mail support went towards.  I also hoped it would encourage other staff to get involved.  It’s good to get outside of the workplace and

Inspiring the young generation to succeed

Volunteering at Webster Primary School in Moss Side was one of the most challenging but exciting things I’ve done for a very long time. I was part of a team of trainee solicitors who descended on the school to work alongside teachers to deliver the Young Enterprise Primary Programme. Our