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Enterprise Days

Choose any number of our enterprise days – each with specific benefits for the students, schools/colleges and businesses.

Enterprise Days

Enterprise Days

Choose any number of the following

1. Employability

With the support of 15 to 20 local businesses, we provide mock Interview days to students from Year 7 to Year 13. We work from a 'World of Work' booklet, which is issued to all students. The booklet sets out the order of the day –

  • Team building
  • Mock interviews
  • CV preparation
  • Psychometric testing
  • General preparation for the world of work

We map out each day to fit in with your normal timetabled day.

2. Speed Interviews

Always popular with students, this is a great activity for all students to meet with 30 – 50 business volunteers from all areas of industry. The students have the chance to ask questions about the various roles and about career progression routes. By meeting with real-life business people, students gain confidence in dealing with people they meet for the first time in the world of work. They will learn to develop their communication and listening skills


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3. Coffee Shop

This is our 'coffee shop challenge' day. Working from a booklet, each student will develop a greater understanding of how to run a business, including:

  • Customer interaction
  • Planning
  • Finance

Working in teams, students will learn the basics of running a coffee shop, from design to customer service and finance. We invite local coffee and restaurant owners to talk to students about their businesses and to give practical advice and support.

The Coffee Shop Challenge will help your students to develop:

  • Communication Skills
  • Application of number
  • Information and communication technology
  • Teamwork
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem Solving


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4. Fawlty Towers

This is a challenge for the year groups 7-11 and can be either a full or half-day. Each group is given a hotel with its own specific challenges which need addressing in order to return it to profitability.

The students need to work in a team to redevelop the hotel and equip it for future success.

They will need to name the hotel, come up with plans for the bedrooms, restaurants, and grounds. They will need to design new menus, design interiors, pay attention to marketing and sales, and decide how they will run their hotel.

We invite business volunteers from the hotel industry to help with this day. At the end of the day, the volunteers become judges and decide upon a winning team.

Skills developed through this activity include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Application of number
  • Information & communication technology
  • Teamwork
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem Solving 


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5. Business Breakfast

These are breakfast networking events for 6th forms within the area.

They are bespoke events designed for students who have an idea of the type of industries they are looking to explore.

We invite business people and employers to discuss their fields of work 1-2-1 with the students over breakfast.

This is a relaxed and informal event where students can ask any questions about possible career options and enquire about work experience.

6. Farming Challenge

We base our Farming Challenge day on our specially designed booklet.

The day support students in understanding where our food comes from, healthy eating and UK farming in general.

The students will design their own farms and work in teams to operate them. We work closely with the local farming community who send in representatives. They talk to students about their farms and work with each team, offering advice and support. 


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7. Disco Dilemma

This is a challenge for all students from Year 7 to Year 11. This day can be run as a full day or half-day.

Each tutor group is given a run-down old nightclub. The council have said they want it to be re-developed as a disco for the under 18s.

We invite volunteers from the hospitality sector to support the students with their discos.

At the end of the day, they play the role of judges and choose the winning disco. The event covers the following business skills -

  • Communication Skills
  • Application of number
  • Information & communication technology
  • Teamwork
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem Solving

Each of the events include:

  • Briefing with all business volunteers
  • Meetings with school leads
  • A central contact for all enquiries
  • Thank you letters
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Media coverage of events, as appropriate
  • Newsletter coverage
  • Students complete a pre event questionnaire followed up with a post event evaluation for the education provider
  • Employer Engagement website management
  • Networking costs
  • PYP presence at events held in school
  • Business Volunteer Support whilst on school premises
  • Meet and Greet
  • Materials for each event

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