QinetiQ – supporting young people to develop life-long skills
I am very proud of QinetiQ’s support for the Young Enterprise Scheme, a charity programme which enables 17-18 year old school students to set up and manage a company for a year. The scheme gives them a great opportunity to learn about running their own business; making and selling products; and developing entrepreneurial skills and a sense of innovation.
Being involved in the Young Enterprise scheme gives participating QinetiQ employees a great sense of contribution to the local community. It also provides excellent personal development in leadership, mentoring, coaching and communication skills which can be applied to their everyday jobs. Our employees find it immensely rewarding working with groups of lively, imaginative and energetic 17-18 year olds, and helping them to develop skills that they can use in their future careers.