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Use your skills to help young people to set up a business

Learning support / Mentoring volunteers needed for Young Enterprise (Reading)

Can you support a group of 16-17 year olds as they spend a year setting up their own business?
Running their companies, students acquire practical knowledge of business and develop skills that will improve their employability, together with providing vital evidence for college or university applications.

Business Advisers act as a mentor by encouraging and supporting the company members. From time to time it may be necessary to instil a sense of urgency, raise morale, engender team spirit, or play “devil’s advocate.” You will attend weekly 1-hour board meetings run by the students taking part at the school.

Business Advisers are a source of knowledge, a motivator and consultant. They are role models for the students. Our volunteers have experience which cuts across every sector of the economy. They are in employment, entrepreneurs, stay at home parents, on a career break or retired. They have one thing in common – a desire to pass on their skills and experience of business to inspire the next generation.

Contact person firstname
Denise Firth, Area Manager
Contact person's position
07920 514572

Location description
Across Berkshire volunteering in local secondary schools
Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Learning support / Mentoring
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedBusiness orientatedLeaderSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
Induction and on the job training
Is support given?
Description of support
From YE Area Manager, local board and Business Adviser Buddy
Are expenses paid?
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
31 July 2018