Young Enterprise Scotland - now recruiting teams for 2020/21

Aged 15-19?
Interested in enterprise?
Want to run a business with your friends?
Want to gain an additional qualification at SCQF level 6 [the same level as a Higher]?

...Then the Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) Student Company Programme could be for you.

The Student Company Programme is the ultimate enterprise experience wherein young people, aged 15-19, set up and run their own real company over the course of a year.  Students work in self-led groups with between 2 and 25 members (optimum 6 to 13 members) and are supported by local experienced volunteers to develop their business.

Given the current global situation in 2020-21, with schools moving to a blended learning approach, and mass gatherings still limited, the delivery model of Company Programme has to adapt to meet the needs of schools. This will enable you to continue to take part in the Company Programme in a meaningful way which will allow you to develop your enterprising skills through setting up and running your own company.
Young Enterprise Scotland has put in place a Scotland-wide Digital Support Programme to allow successful delivery of the programme in schools across Scotland.

You will be part of a programme which includes:

  • National Virtual Live Launch (1st September 2020) 4-5pm and available to view anytime afterwards.
    YES will kick off the year with a dedicated virtual launch event for all teams in Scotland to participate in. This will include inspirational talks from entrepreneurs, guidance on how to get started on the programme, an overview of YE Online and the support available, with top tips and tricks for running a successful company.
  • Monthly Virtual Training for Students (September - March)
    Each month YES will provide online training sessions for students covering a range of different topics related to running the Company Programme. These will be available to replay if students are unable to watch live. Full dates/topics will be available in August.
  • Monthly Drop-in Support Calls for Staff & Volunteers (August - March)
    We understand that some schools and volunteers need more support than others, so we will be setting up monthly drop-in sessions for any Centre Leads or Business Advisers to ask questions directly to the team at Young Enterprise Scotland for support or advice.
  • Online Trading Platform (August - June)
    A new online trading platform from Young Enterprise UK will be launched in August to allow student companies to trade online. Student companies must have a business bank account in order to operate this.
  • Remote Business Adviser Support (August - April)
    With time in school being limited, we will be moving to provide all Business Adviser support remotely through the use of video-conferencing tools. More specific details will be shared in August about the practicalities of this.
  • Accreditation (September - April)
    Our SCQF Level 6 qualification will still be running next year after an extremely successful first cohort of students completed it this year. There will be some flexibility in the collection of evidence for this award, given the digital delivery nature of team meetings etc. More specific guidance on this will be available in August for participating schools.
If you'd like to know more speak to your school or contact the Highland & Moray Area Board:
Email -
Telephone: 07825616141

Want more information?

Further details can be found in the main entry - YES Highland & Moray
Check out our YouTube Channel HERE to see some of our events in action
See below for further information about the programme and the digital approach for 2020-21


file YES_Company_Programme_Information_2020-21.pdf July 02, 2020
file Young_Enterprise_Digital_Approach_2020-21.pdf July 02, 2020

Posted by Editor on 24 August 2020 at 09:13

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