Young Enterprise Scotland


Young Enterprise Scotland is a registered charity that has been working to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise in Scotland for over 40 years. Our history is proudly linked with Junior Achievement Worldwide and we achieved independent Scottish Charity status in 1991.

In our early years as an independent charity we worked with around 4000 students  which has grown steadily over the years to over 10,000 annually.  We now run a variety of inspiring enterprise  and entrepreneurship programmes for young people aged 5 to 30 across primary, secondary and tertiary educations as well as in prisons, secure and residential units and with community groups. Our team of passionate staff and hugely committed volunteers work hard to support the young people Young Enterprise Scotland engages with to reach their full potential.

Key Facts

Young Enterprise Scotland offers a wide variety of enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and development opportunities for young people across all of Scotland.

We work in primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as prisons, residential and secure units and with community groups. Young Enterprise Scotland has a fantastic team of trained staff who can deliver programmes and/or run 'Train the Teacher/Trainer' sessions. We are very proud of our unique selling point (USP) which is our team of wonderful and enthusiastic volunteers from the world of business who offer young people a unique insight to business and willingly share their enterprise experience.

Our Programmes can be adapted to suit different ages, groups and abilities. SQA accreditation is also available for a number of the Programmes that we deliver.

Young Enterprise Scotland celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014.

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