Nearly half of all people aged 18-30 want to start their own business. While seven in 10 of prospective start-ups are influenced by social causes. The demand for the required skills and experience is, therefore, huge.
We are answering that demand. We are a founding partner of the apprenticeship for entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs.
Working in collaboration with government, business and both entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs we have establish a ‘trailblazing’ group. Comprised of over 100 employers and organisations, the ‘trailblazing’ group has provided valuable insight, which has shaped our Level 4 apprenticeship.
Close to half of the people aged 18-30 want to start their own business.
The number of newly registered business in 2012.
The number of estimated businesses in 2014.
The apprenticeship for entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs is about giving young people the experience of running a business. Working with employers, they learn valuable skills and gain first-hand experience.
Employers host apprentices within their organisation. And they can choose from different educational models – defining how they want to work with apprentices to give them the knowledge they need to become a social entrepreneur. The models are likely to include:
Of social start-ups are influenced by social causes.
Would choose to form a social enterprise.
Of higher apprentices report getting a promotion after completing their apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship has been developed over the past three years. It was a collaborative approach seeking input from a range of entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, employers and stakeholders.
To develop the standard we worked with a ‘trailblazer’ group of over 100 employers and other organisations. We sought their expertise and experience in managing their businesses and working on other apprenticeship schemes. This led to us developing the standard and pegging the apprenticeship at Level 4, typically being completed in 24 months.
"Apprenticeships offer people a ladder of opportunity to gain the vital skills they and businesses need to succeed. Our reforms have been putting more control in the hnads of employers , and this is clearly working".
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