Jack Petchey Foundation

One of Young Enterprise’s most committed supporters is Sir Jack Petchey, who has worked with us since 2004 to support young people through The Jack Petchey Foundation.

 

“At 91 years old, Sir Jack Petchey has employed many people over the years and knows the importance of creating a good impression. This is why we value the work of Young Enterprise -it is vital to highlight the importance of creating a CV that stands out from the crowd and having the confidence in an interview to land that first job!”

Trudy Kilcullen MBE, CEO of the Jack Petchey Foundation

 

One of Young Enterprise’s most committed supporters is Sir Jack Petchey, who has worked with us since 2004 to support young people through The Jack Petchey Foundation. 

The Foundation initially supported our Learn to Earn programme, enabling nearly 100,000 school students to take part in practical activities, developing the skills and understanding needed to navigate the job market and understand how their studies feed into this, ultimately raising aspirations. 

Following the success of this programme, The Jack Petchey Foundation has been instrumental in supporting YE to develop a new one-day employability masterclass. The programme encourages students to become aware of the skills and personal qualities employers’ value and how to build these. Volunteers and students work through practical activities to explore themes such as personal branding, life experiences, CVs, LinkedIn profiles, covering letters, preparing for interview and high growth career sectors.  

The programme has been a tremendous success and Sir Jack has supported over 20,000 students aged 14 – 18 across London and Essex, while YE has expanded the programme nationally. 

Sir Jack is an incredibly valued supporter to Young Enterprise, enabling young people to develop life-changing skills: 

87% of students felt more confident in going for interviews 

91% of students felt inspired after meeting and learning from volunteers 

Students will perform 38% better at interview 

88% of teachers felt the masterclass improved students’ understanding of the links between education and their career prospects 

We are incredibly grateful to Sir Jack and his Foundation for their fantastic commitment to supporting young people to reach their full potential. This year marks a fantastic milestone – The Jack Petchey Foundation has now donated more than£1 million to Young Enterprise in support of young people! 

Trudy Kilcullen MBE, CEO of the Jack Petchey Foundation said: 

“At 91 years old, Sir Jack Petchey has employed many people over the years and knows the importance of creating a good impression. This is why we value the work of Young Enterprise -it is vital to highlight the importance of creating a CV that stands out from the crowd and having the confidence in an interview to land that first job!” 

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