Can you support a group of 16-17 year olds as they spend a year setting up their own business? Running their companies, students acquire practical knowledge of business and develop skills that will improve their employability, together with providing vital evidence for college or university applications. Business Advisers act as a mentor by encouraging and supporting the company members. From time to time it may be necessary to instil a sense of urgency, raise morale, engender team spirit, or play “devil’s advocate.” You will attend weekly 1-hour board meetings run by the students taking part at the school. Business Advisers are a source of knowledge, a motivator and consultant. They are role models for the students. Our volunteers have experience which cuts across every sector of the economy. They are in employment, entrepreneurs, stay at home parents, on a career break or retired. They have one thing in common – a desire to pass on their skills and experience of business to inspire the next generation.