Use your business experience to help students set up and run a successful business over an academic year!
This involves mentoring, facilitation, instilling business acumen and encouraging them to overcome and learn from various challenges and setbacks. You'll work closely with two or more other Business Advisers assigned to a particular student company and the Guernsey Area Board.
Benefits to Students
The company teams are ‘learning by doing’ – and they benefit from the continuity of your experience and guidance in working as a team, solving business problems, communicating, planning, etc. It is their business, your role is to guide, advise, mentor and encourage them to reflect upon their learning and transfer newly-developed skills into new situations.
Benefits to volunteers
As well as the satisfaction derived from making a real contribution to helping young people achieve their potential, these opportunities can help develop your self-confidence in a new situation as well as useful skills such as facilitation, mentoring and communication. The experience of helping a young company develop and grow over several months, encountering and tackling a variety of real business issues, can be very rewarding indeed!
The Young Enterprise programme runs over an academic year, starting in October and finishing in June, teams that progress in the regional and national finals may continue into July. The commitment would be to attend the weekly team meeting for at least one hour during term time. These may be during the school day or run in an evening.