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The Year 13 Business Studies course being run in 2019 is looking for volunteers to mentor our students participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme.

We may have up to 10 groups and ideally would like a mentor for each group, so there are plenty of opportunities! The time commitment is very flexible, and the modes used for meeting and communicating with students is varied.

If you would like to contribute your business knowledge and experience, please contact Andrea James ( If you would like to know more about the scheme, information is available at

The girls go through all of the stages of product design, manufacturing and marketing with a focus on innovation, sustainability and potential profitability. Your role may be as an advisor, a facilitator, or a motivator as you guide the girls on their pathway to success. You might even be surprised by the rewards you gain yourself!

“I get great satisfaction out of being a Mentor especially when I see the untainted ideas coming forward, on how or what they have, as ideas to make a successful business. As I am of an older generation it is great to see the enthusiasm and energy especially when they have come up with an idea and how they are going to make it all work and to see how they solve each problem as it arises.”

– Bill Smale, Mentor, Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme

By Andrea James

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