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O2 Opens its Doors to Local Student Businesses

Students participating in the “Company Programme” with Young Enterprise Berkshire visited our UK HQ this week. We offered the sixth-form start-up founders the opportunity to pitch their stalls in our lobby. It was the first time that Young Enterprise Berkshire had been invited into the offices of a major corporate in the UK.

Young Enterprise Manager, Jenny Scully said: “It’s been a great experience for the students who tend to sell in local shopping centres and school halls. To gain first-hand experience of O2‘s office environment as well as sell to the 2000 staff that work here has been a great opportunity for them…Our schemes are increasingly important as there are fewer Saturday and holiday jobs available at the moment. We value their support.”

Youth unemployment remains unsettlingly high – at 974,000 according to updated figures released by the ONS this week. We are committed to helping young develop their digital and business skills.

We help young people under our Think Big programme and partner with Young Enterprise at a national level. Together throughout 2013 we will invite over 2,000 young people to digital and entrepreneurial skills days as part of Telefonica Europe’s commitment to up-skill and inspire 50,000 young people by 2015 Read full story