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The Independent recommends Young Enterprise to job-seeking teens

Sarah Wrixon, whose PR company, Salix Consulting, employs young people – with and without degrees – in starter roles advises students to get involved in extra- curricular activities and schemes, such as those run by the education charity Young Enterprise (

Their secondary school-level programmes include classroom-based schemes, which are run within schools, and company schemes, where young people are supported in setting up and running a real firm for a year.

“It’s a bit like Young Apprentice. It gives you something to put on your CV and talk about in interviews.”

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