What We Do

We believe that the potential of the UK’s young people is unlimited, and an academic education on its own is not enough. As a national charity we motivate young people to succeed in the changing world of work by equipping them with the work skills, knowledge and confidence they need.

Enterprise Education

Enterprise Education

Enterprise education provides young people with the skillscompetencies and mindset to make the most of everyday opportunities and challengesBeing enterprising is something which can be applied to all aspects of life and work – identifying and initiating opportunities as well as adapting your response to situations.

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Financial Education

Financial Education

Financial education is a planned programme of study that equips young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their money well. It ensures learners grow to understand their attitude to risk, and become aware of their own behaviour and emotions when making financial decisions through real-life scenarios.

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We work directly with young people, teachers, parents, businesses and influencers to help build a successful and sustainable future for all young people and society at large.

Through our hands-on employability, enterprise and financial education programmes, resources and teacher training, we aim to reduce youth unemployment, help young people realise their potential beyond education and empower a generation to learn, to work and to live.

WHY WE ARE NEEDED

The UK faces a serious skills gap. A high percentage of young people are not in education or employment, and many leave school without the skills they need to succeed in the real world. We work with schools, universities, businesses and influencers to help change this.

In 2017 / 18 the Young Enterprise partnership of teachers, volunteers, supporters and staff engaged over 320,000 learner young people, helping them to develop their business, financial and entrepreneurial capabilities. This is an increased reach of 43% on the previous year.

We also made progress in our aim to extend our reach in the most deprived communities across England and Wales, working with 39% of secondary schools in the 30% most deprived areas

How we work

Since 1962, we have worked with both the business and education sectors to engage over four million young people. We believe passionately in the power of ‘learning by doing’ and the difference that is has made and continues to makes to the lives, futures and ambitions of young people.

Business Volunteers in the Classroom

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Support & Resources for Educators

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Unlocking Potential Strategy

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Who We Work With