University of Strathclyde Business School helping to support Young Entrepreneurs

Are you taking part in our Company Programme?

We are pleased to be – once again – working in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde Business School and the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.

As you'll already know, the Company Programme is the ultimate business experience for S5 & S6 where you're gaining some real-life insight into the working world.

So why not consolidate this learning (and gain another life experience for that all-important CV or university application!)?

All company programme pupils can sit the YES Exam. This is a reflective exam where you have the chance to share your experiences of running your business.

The examination:

  • is a valuable talking point at interviewsu00b7 provides an important feature for any application form or CV
  • is evidence of ability to learn from experience
  • is a measure of practical business experience
  • provides an indication of commitment

The examination has been held by Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde Business School since 1993 to the same quality control standards it applies to its degree, diploma and certificate courses. The Business School is a major innovator in, and committed to all stages of, education in business management.

The examination assesses your competence in work experience, and the questions are related to the business excellence model:

  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Business Processes
  • People & Financial Management
  • Planning &Development
  • Leadership
  • Business Results
  • Impact on Society
  • People Satisfaction

Answers should reflect your experience in their own Young Enterprise company. A copy of the most recent examination paper is also available on the official web page.


The examination will be taken during a two week period and all students in a company must sit it at the same time. It is taken at the place of a normal company meeting or be taken in school.

Eligible candidates

The examination is exclusively for current members of registered Young Enterprise Scotland companies eligible for an Achiever Certificate. All current members of registered Young Enterprise Scotland companies are automatically enrolled for the examination.

For full details on the Company Programme Strathclyde exam, make sure you check their website.

  • Investor In People
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland
  • Investors In Young People
  • Family Friendly Working Scotland
  • Disability Confident
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Good Fundraising
  • SCQF

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.

Contact Us

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

+44 (0)141 406 7722
0141 406 7722

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