What we do:

Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. We make the connection between school and the world of work, enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed, building on 8 key skills:

Communication, Confidence, Financial Capability, Initiative, Organisation, Problem-solving, Teamwork and Resilience.

Last year we delivered 338,340 learner experiences with young people aged 4-25. Integral to what we do are our 6,000 business volunteers who share their experiences in the classroom and make up our local volunteer boards.


What we offer:

We offer something for every year of education from our Primary Programmes to our Secondary Programmes (including our year-long Company Programme) to the university-level Start-up. We are the UK’s leading figure in personal and business skills and we work with 3,482 educational centres across primary and secondary, delivering over 4 million learning hours each year.


What we’ve achieved:

Since we were established, 3.8 million young people have taken part in Young Enterprise programmes in the UK. One million of these have run businesses for a year on our Company Programme. We take evaluation very seriously and that’s why we measure the impact of everything we do.

What motivates us:

Around 853,000 young people in the UK are Not in Education, Employment and Training (NEET). That’s one in seven people aged 16-24 who are at a greater risk of social exclusion, reduced well-being, income inequality and reduced prospects.

We want to change that.

Through our hands on employability and financial education programmes, resources and teacher training we want to eradicate youth unemployment and help young people to realise their potential. Find out about our plans for the future in our 2015/19 Unlocking Potential Strategy.