Our Programmes

Company Programme

Company Programme

Young Enterprise Scotland’s well-known Company Programme is the ultimate business and enterprise experience for S5/S6 pupils in schools across Scotland. The pupils set-up and run their own company through the academic year with support from local business volunteers and Young Enterprise Scotland staff. They develop a wide range of skills and receive an invaluable entrepreneurial experience. At the end of the academic year, the young companies compete on a local, regional, national and European level to be crowned Company of the Year.

With the Curriculum for Excellence’s four capacities and the renewed emphasis on Skills for Learning, Life and Work, the Company Programme is ideally placed to add value to young people’s senior phase experience.

You can register your school for the Company Programme here.

The Company Programme allows young people to show off their innovation and creativity, as well as showcasing their entrepreneurial attitude. Our Scottish Company of the Year winners of 2016 are Pure Chuffed from Lochend Community High School, Glasgow. Pure Chuffed crafted and sold a range of Glasgow-based jewellery as part of their Company Programme experience. Pure Chuffed won their local finals and then won the regional finals, winning the Scottish Company of the Year 2016 Award.

Pure Chuffed are a successful young company and they demonstrate the time, effort and skills that young people give as part of their Company Programme experience. Young people develop skills and experiences that will nurture the next step in their careers - why not give your pupils the chance to gain these skills and show off their innovation?

More Resources

  • Challenges Worldwide Placements

    Challenges Worldwide Placements

    Challenges Worldwide are offer young people the opportunity to go on 12-week placements in Ghana, Uganda or Zambia.

  • Kaplan - Financial Training Resources

    Kaplan - Financial Training Resources

    Kaplan have partnered with Young Enterprise Scotland and have produced webinars that will support and educate our young people financially.

  • Local Area Teams

    Local Area Teams

    The Company Programme runs over seventeen regions and each region has a local area team. Get all the contact details and events information that you’ll need here.

  • Yes Exams

    Yes Exams

    Students who participate in the Company Programme can also sit the YES Exam. Learn more here.

  • The Marketing Star School Award

    The Marketing Star School Award

    Young Enterprise Scotland, in association with The Marketing Society Scotland and SQA, invites you to enter your Company’s Marketing Plan for the Marketing Star School Award.

  • Investor In People
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland

About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to have the most entrepreneurial and enterprising young people in the world.

Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

Contact Us

Young Enterprise Scotland
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
Thornliebank
Glasgow
G46 7UG
United Kingdom

0141 406 7722
0141 406 7722
0141 406 7722
admin@yes.org.uk

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