Record number of students sign up to Company Programme in North Yorkshire
Students from a record number of schools from across North Yorkshire will be taking part in our flagship Company Programme this academic year.
The Craven district’s South Craven School from Crosshills, Ermysteds Grammar School from Skipton, Skipton Girls High School and Settle College will take on St Aidan’s School from Harrogate as well as Harrogate Grammar, Harrogate High, Knaresborough’s King James’s School, Ripon Grammar and the city’s Outwood Academy.
Meanwhile, the York and Ryedale area will be fielding Tadcaster Grammar School, Sherburn High School, Millthorpe School, Fulford School, the Joseph Rowntree School, Huntington School and Ryedale School in Nawton
Each has already attended a special evening, hosted by Science City York at York University’s Heslington Campus, which included a night of training by industry experts.
CEO Nicola Spence and the venue’s innovation leader Heather Niven lead a session on brainstorming and creative thinking while innovation project manager Claire Eldridge lead a session on team roles and dynamics.
Soundsphere’s Dominic Smith was the key note speaker before MD of GSPK Design Ltd and North Yorkshire Young Enterprise chairman Paul Marsh led a workshop on management.
Other workshops were also led by GSPK Design sales manager, Phil Schofield, Steve & Kelly Nichols of North Yorkshire Design and Angele Heron of Aviva.
The teams will now have to decide on the product they will take to market, how they’re going to make or acquire it, their route to market and the roles each team member will play.
“We are indebted to our supporters from the City of York Company of Merchant Adventurers and the Liz and Terry Bramall Trust, without whom we would not be able to reach so many schools,” said North Yorkshire Young Enterprise manager, Jill Tinsley.
“We celebrated a record entry the year we marked our 50th anniversary but it’s fantastic that we can boast another so soon. It means, once again, more young people than ever before will learn something about what it’s like to run a business – valuable experience they will be able to take with them into the world of work.”