Young Enterprise Company Programme

Become a real-life entrepreneur:


  • Young Enterprise Company Programme: 1,000,000 young people have now set up and run a real business with the Young Enterprise Company Programme. Create and make all the decisions about your company, from raising capital to designing and product and service and selling to customers.
  • Running throughout one academic year, find out what it’s really like to set up and run a business.
  • You’ll make all the decisions about your company, from deciding on its name and product to creating a business plan and managing the company finances, as well as selling to the public at trade fairs.
  • A Business Adviser will support you throughout the process,  bringing a wealth of business knowledge and expertise.
  • You could be crowned UK Company of the Year at the Final!

So why choose the programme?

  • Develop key employability skills.
  • Can be run flexibly in curriculum or as an after school activity
  • Supports a range of qualifications and University entrance
  • First-hand experience of work and insight into a range of roles required to run a business
  • Insight into the career of local volunteer employees and the skills which are valued in the workplace
  • In-depth understanding of how companies are organised and structured, the different roles and career opportunities that exist and the skills needed to fulfill specific roles


  • Head to the website to register for the programme.
  • Take a look at the video below from the 2016  Young Enterprise Company Programme UK Final video below for more of an idea of what you can expect: