Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1 billion every year.
The Trust address this by giving practical and financial support to the young people who need it most, helping develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.
With more than 40 years’ experience, Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading business and enterprise education charity.
It offers a range of programmes, based on the principle of Learning by Doing, which brings volunteers from business into the classroom to work with teachers and students. Some programmes enable students to work together to run their own real company. Others use games, hands on activities and role play to develop skills and capabilities for business and enterprise.
Apprenticeships have now gone to a completely different level. There are real Government supported benefits for both employers and their apprentices. Click the link below if you are either considering apprentership or an employer looking for apprentices within or around Kirkwall or Orkney