Over 2,000 UK secondary school students from over 60 schools are expected to take part in this year’s Mosaic Enterprise Challenge which is designed to give students first-hand experience of the world of business as well as inspiring entrepreneurial behaviour.
Now in its fourth year, the Challenge seeks to raise the aspirations of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, through exposure to positive role models and mentoring. Participants will benefit from the guidance of successful entrepreneurs and experienced business mentors including those from companies such as Deloitte, Accenture, PwC and Ernst & Young.
The 2011/12 Enterprise Challenge is open to 11-16 year olds in London and the South East, the West Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West and tasks young people to work in teams to address real business issues while battling to achieve the highest possible net profit in an online game. In response to the growing public and political focus on business ethics, a significant element of the competition also tests how participants tackle a responsible business dilemma; students will be tasked with creating a sustainable business strategy for a fictional car manufacturer which considers social, economic and environmental impacts.
This year, we are delivering the Challenge in partnership with Business in the Community’s Business Class programme, which matches businesses with schools facing challenging circumstances to provide structured, long-term support. Please
If you would like to support Mosaic’s Enterprise Challenge by mentoring those in participating schools we would love to hear from you, please complete our sign up form and we will be in touch.
Find out more about our Enterprise Challenge and winners from previous years.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (14 – 20 November 2011) – a worldwide entrepreneurial movement which aims to create a national conversation to kick-start the businesses of tomorrow.