Their learning journey covered many essential behaviours needed for business today:
- Team development, building and working
- Conflict resolution - they certainly weren't slow to change or even sack the MD if things weren't progressing to plan
- Market Research
Every young person there said they'd learnt much from the experience and many intend to set up their own companies once they leave university.
They and their link teachers can't do it alone - every school needs a business adviser. And that's where you come in - can you offer your support to your local school? You can provide as little or as much support as you are able. One year I was able to visit weekly - this year I only managed once or twice a month. What I do know is the support from business advisers, even if simply just believing in them, makes such a huge difference.
I'm sure you all join me in wishing the Scottish winners Innovation (pictured above) with their measure up cup (ditto) all the very best for July and all the other finalists from across the UK who will be joining them.
The Purchasing Coach
Sowing the seeds to young people wanting a career in business and particularly Purchasing