Getting ready to support a Young Enterprise student company

Prior to meeting any students, it is important to understand the fundamentals of the Young Enterprise (YE) Company Programme and the composition of the group of students that you are working with.

The following checklist should be used as you get ready to be a Business Adviser, regardless of whether you are volunteering for the first time, or if you are a seasoned Business Adviser.

1. Review:

Whether the school is opting to run the programme for as little as 12 weeks or for the full academic year you will also find this Guide to Planning The Journey a really useful overview and road map (Welsh version here.)

2. Connect with the Centre Lead:

Developing a good working relationship early on in the Company Programme journey will help you to understand each other’s work background, YE experience and Programme expectations. Priorities for the first meeting with the Centre Lead:

  • exchange contact details – it’s important that the CL has your email address so that you can receive your login details for YE Online
  • discuss the practicalities of running the programme together; confirm the preferred method of communication, key term dates and a meetings schedule
  • understand the age and make-up of the student group/s you will be supporting and discuss any relevant school/college policies
  • confirm the date and time for the first student company meeting

3.Prepare for the first meeting: