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Business Adviser

Young Enterprise

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We are looking for Business Volunteers, ideally with business experience and skills, to be mentors/advisers to secondary school students (usually year 12) running their own company in school in our Company or Team programme. Commitment is 1 - 1.5 hours a week, usually during an afternoon or after-school activity, to meet with the students in school or sometimes as virtual meetings. Through supporting the students to make decisions about how they run their company, you'll help them to develop employability skills and knowledge of work roles.

We also run some day programmes where we have a team of volunteers working alongside our delivery facilitators to lead a group of students through an interactive day of activities and discussion about things like employability skills, looking at career options, what employers want etc. We are looking for volunteers to be part of such one-day teams.
Gain satisfaction by investing your time, skills and knowledge for the benefit of a new generation.

Apply to become a Young Enterprise Volunteer and make it your business to put enterprise into education and empower young people to develop their skills and confidence.
We mainly require volunteers to support student teams in schools in Sutton and may be Merton.

If interested in this role please contact: Lynne Skinner, lynne.skinner@y-e.org.uk, 07834 609 336 and apply through their website: https://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/home/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/ quoting you found out about it through Volunteer Centre Sutton.

Business, Management & Research,Youth Work,Advice, Information & Support,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring

Evaluating & Reviewing, Managing People, Organising & Planning, Leadership Skills

No previous experience or expert knowledge required other than your own experience of work and business, and your enthusiasm. Should be interested in working with young people.

Make a difference to young people by empowering them to develop the necessary skills to succeed in life beyond school through helping them to become more organised, better communicators, effective team workers and have far greater confidence about taking their next steps after school. See them stay motivated as you support them overcome obstacles as they form their student company and develop their product.

1-1.5 hours a week if advising a student team on Company or Team Programme. May choose to, if convenient, accompany the student company team to sales events and competitions. We also recruit volunteers to be part of a team for one-off day programmes, between 2 and 5 times a year, usually in school from 8.30 -1.30 or 3pm.

Further location details may be provided below.

Once a week, term-time, for approx 1/1.5. hour in a secondary school in Sutton or Merton. Will work with student team in one school. This will be face to face or a mix of online virtual methods and in-person. (Young Enterprise HQ is at The Coram Campus, 41 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ)


Volunteering takes place at local schools signed up to the programme - therefore location will vary. The volunteer Business Adviser and school may opt for mixture of online support method as well as in-person.


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