Huge success of the unforgettable Team Programme
The activity has been developed for children with a range of learning difficulties. It is an unforgettable experience, encouraging students to work together, interact with adults and grow in confidence as they set up and run their own enterprise, guided every step of the way by a personal business advisor.
The new Team Programme Initiative has been a great success, with significantly higher registrations and student numbers than in the previous year.
The Young Enterprise Team Programme is the only programme of its kind in the UK and is specially designed to help young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities learn about business and set up their own companies.
Team Programme Final, Canary Wharf
Eleven London schools took part in the Young Enterprise Team Programme final at Clifford Chance in CanaryWharf.
Twinkle Treats, the winners who produced and sold a range of funky bags made from old jeans, were ecstatic to have won Overall Best Company. Prizes were also awarded for the Best Presentation, Best Product and Best Trade Stand.
The students are offered a number of opportunities to trade at shopping centres and markets all over London. The largest and highest profile trading opportunity we offer them is at the Old Spitalfields Market.
Team Programme provides a wonderful framework for learning and opportunity, resulting in learners gaining confidence and greater self-awareness; they move on to new courses with a whole set of transferable skills and a genuine, enlightened understanding of what work means.
Harry Hitchens, the teenage entrepreneur who starred in BBC TV’s Young Apprentice also judged the trading skills of students at the Pan London Trade Fair at Old Spitalfields Market. Harry told the students a mix of academic qualifications and hands-on experience was necessary to get to the top.