Young Enterprise works in partnership with local schools, businesses and volunteers to inspire and equip thousands of young people each year to learn and succeed through enterprise.
Through experiential learning, supported by volunteers from a range of industry sectors, young people are able to develop practical skills to prepare them for life beyond statutory education and the world of work.
Chief Operating Officer of the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA), Craig Evans is passionate about the development of young people, providing regular drop in sessions dedicated to his workplace apprentices with a view to mentoring them in business.
In March 2019, Craig mentored local students during an apprentice style competition held in Chesterfield. Each team was tasked with showcasing a variety of goods to sell as part of their Young Enterprise experience, which has seen them set up a company to operate for a year. As well as coming up with a product to sell, the youngsters must produce a business plan, market their products and services and also file accounts – which includes paying VAT and tax on their profits.
The winning team - Kickers and Clickers – produced a range of personalised shoes and bags to beat competition from five other north Derbyshire schools.
Craig said “We currently employ 5 Apprentices at UKATA, in varying stages of their qualifications. The development of the individuals we work with has been outstanding. The opportunity to work with Young Enterprise came naturally, and I was delighted to be invited to offer my knowledge”
2nd April 2019 – Chesterfield Library
UKATA has sponsored the Area Showcase Awards, taking place in Derbyshire this Spring. The awards will be presented to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the following areas:
- Best Presentation
- Creativity & Innovation
- Customer Service
- Financial Management
UKATA will be tweeting live from the event, @UKATA_Official to keep you up to date with the awards.