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  • Young Enterprise Scotland’s 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.

    Supporting around 15000 young people a year YES works with both educators and young people themselves to develop enterprise skills – vital to success in the modern world. The mission that has held firm for over 25 years, to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise, is central to the development of Scotland’s economy. YES covers all periods of a young person’s development: primary, secondary, college/university as well as providing pathway programmes. Bridge2Business is the YES programme identified to progress student businesses to grow and succeed!

  • Case Study:

    Claire Smith
    Innovation Specialist - Scottish Enterprise
    #YESAlumni 
    'If it hadn't been for the experiences and opportunities with Young Enterprise Scotland, my career would have been very different.'

    Claire's Young Enterprise Scotland Experience:
    Claire completed the Company Programme in both her fifth and sixth year at Monifieth High School. With her schoolmates the company Caledonian Creations was formed. The company sold hampers full of traditional Scottish foods such as shortbread and tablet.
    'We sold 500 hampers across trade fayres and parent evenings, we were very proud, but wanted more!'
    In her sixth year, Claire and her schoolmates carried on making hampers with their company but wanted to push themselves further.
    'We sourced better packaging and filled the hampers with more goods. We sold 1100 hampers and won the Tayside Finals. My Business Adviser also put me forward for a Young Scot Award for Enterprise which I won!'

    Life after Young Enterprise Scotland:

    Claire was set for going to university but realised it was not the path she wanted to take. 'I decided to take my school project further and created my own business, Caledonian Gifts. If I hadn't done Young Enterprise, running my own business would never have been an option.' 

    Claire also worked with the Prince's Trust and was put forward for an international Leadership Programme with Sir Tom Hunter. 'Young Enterprise definitely set me on the route to this opportunity.'

    In 2010, Claire was offered a marketing and project management role with the Scottish jam company, Mackays. 'The Managing Director was aware of me because we sourced Mackays jam for our hampers at school and had worked together.'
    Currently, Claire is an Innovation Specialist at Scottish Enterprise. She works with early stage growth businesses and start-ups that are developing products to bring to the market.
       
    How Claire supports Young Enterprise Scotland:
    Claire was a judge for the Young Enterprise Scotland Awards in 2016. 'I enjoyed the experience and would definitely do it again!'
    Claire also supported Young Enterprise Scotland by being a Business Adviser at Grove Academy and serving on the Tayside Area Board, both positions offered due to her involvement in the Company Programme.
    Currently, Claire is hoping to support the Young Enterprise Scotland programme, Bridge 2 Business, and help support clients with their innovative start-up businesses

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  • Case Study:

    Claire Smith
    Innovation Specialist - Scottish Enterprise
    #YESAlumni 
    'If it hadn't been for the experiences and opportunities with Young Enterprise Scotland, my career would have been very different.'

    Claire's Young Enterprise Scotland Experience:
    Claire completed the Company Programme in both her fifth and sixth year at Monifieth High School. With her schoolmates the company Caledonian Creations was formed. The company sold hampers full of traditional Scottish foods such as shortbread and tablet.
    'We sold 500 hampers across trade fayres and parent evenings, we were very proud, but wanted more!'
    In her sixth year, Claire and her schoolmates carried on making hampers with their company but wanted to push themselves further.
    'We sourced better packaging and filled the hampers with more goods. We sold 1100 hampers and won the Tayside Finals. My Business Adviser also put me forward for a Young Scot Award for Enterprise which I won!'

    Life after Young Enterprise Scotland:

    Claire was set for going to university but realised it was not the path she wanted to take. 'I decided to take my school project further and created my own business, Caledonian Gifts. If I hadn't done Young Enterprise, running my own business would never have been an option.' 

    Claire also worked with the Prince's Trust and was put forward for an international Leadership Programme with Sir Tom Hunter. 'Young Enterprise definitely set me on the route to this opportunity.'

    In 2010, Claire was offered a marketing and project management role with the Scottish jam company, Mackays. 'The Managing Director was aware of me because we sourced Mackays jam for our hampers at school and had worked together.'
    Currently, Claire is an Innovation Specialist at Scottish Enterprise. She works with early stage growth businesses and start-ups that are developing products to bring to the market.
       
    How Claire supports Young Enterprise Scotland:
    Claire was a judge for the Young Enterprise Scotland Awards in 2016. 'I enjoyed the experience and would definitely do it again!'
    Claire also supported Young Enterprise Scotland by being a Business Adviser at Grove Academy and serving on the Tayside Area Board, both positions offered due to her involvement in the Company Programme.
    Currently, Claire is hoping to support the Young Enterprise Scotland programme, Bridge 2 Business, and help support clients with their innovative start-up businesses