Journey Award 2018

Have you taken part in our Company Programme?

Whether you've decided partway through that it's not for you or think you're in with winning best company in your region, why not nominate yourself for our Journey Award 2018?

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • A teacher, parent/guardian, business adviser or fellow student can nominate a current student on the Company Programme
  • A current student on the Company Programme can nominate themselves

To be eligible for this award, you must:

  • Be okay with your story being shared on the Young Enterprise and sponsor websites/social media and at the Regional and UK Young Enterprise Finals
  • Be prepared to be interviewed about your experiences on stage should they reach the UK National finals
  • Be prepared to participate in press coverage which may result from winning the award

What should a teacher or business adviser say on the entry form?

  • We are looking for teachers and business advisers to give some context to support an entry. It's useful for our judges to know what the teacher/business advisor thinks about the candidate's journey; what they were like before they took part in the Company Programme and the difference they've noticed in that individual over time.

Did Company Programme help a student you have worked with develop the confidence to talk to strangers or the skills to deliver an empowering speech?

Did it help a student you have worked with overcome an obstacle or discover a new ability which may change the course of their lives?

JUDGING CRITERIA

We want to know what impact the Company Programme has had on the individual nominated. We are looking for students who have developed the following eight key skills due to taking part in the Company Program:

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Financial Capability
  • Initiative
  • Organisation
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Resilience

HOW TO APPLY

If you are nominating someone else:

1) Seek permission from the student you wish to nominate for the award.

2) Download and complete the entry form here to explain why you are nominating this individual for the award and the positive impact that taking part in the Company Programme has had on their life. See above for 'What should a teacher or business adviser say on the entry form?'

3) To help us understand your story we encourage you to record a short video lasting a maximum of two minutes of the nominated student answering the following questions. This is optional.

1. What's your name and how are you finding the Company Programme experience?
2. What is the biggest challenge you have faced during your Company Programme journey
3. How did you overcome this challenge and how do you think this experience will help you in the future?

The video can be filmed on any device: a smart phone, laptop, webcam, handheld camera etc.The student will NOT be judged for the editing or the quality of the video.

It is just a chance for us to hear from the young person themselves,what they have learnt and the impact they feel taking part in the programme has had on them.

Unless we are told otherwise, we have a right to use the video on our digital channels and in our digital marketing campaigns.

4) If you are the parent/guardian or fellow student nominating, please ask that their teacher or business adviser also fills in and signs the entry form

5) Email the entry form and video to lucy.mcouat@yes.org.uk

If you are nominating yourself:

1) Complete the entry form explaining how the Company Programme has had a positive impact on you.

2) Ask someone to video you answering the following questions. Videos should last a maximum of two minutes:

1. What's your name and how are you finding the Company Programme experience?
2. What is the biggest challenge you've faced during your Company Programme journey?
3. How did you overcome this challenge and how do you think this will help you in the future?

The video can be filmed on any device - smart phone, laptop, webcam,handheld camera etc.

You will NOT be judged for your editing or the quality of your video We just want to hear about what you have learnt and what impact you feel taking part in the programme has had on you.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we have a right to use your video on our digital channels and in our digital marketing campaigns.

3)Ask your teacher or business adviser to also fill in and sign the entry form

4)Email the entry form and video to Lucy.McOuat@yes.org.uk

Deadline for entries is the 24th of April 2018

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • This category will be awarded at both the Regional and UK National Finals.
  • Regional judging panels will review entries from their area and choose a winner who will receive a trophy at the Scottish Final.
  • The winning entries from each region will be put forward for the National award. A judging panel will decide on the three national finalists, who will be invited with an accompanying adult to the Nation Final in London on Friday 6th July 2018 (expenses will be paid for, including accommodation, if required) where the overall winner will be announced.
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About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

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

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