Applications are open for the Class of 2018 entrepreneur training programme

50 young people are to be selected as the future of entrepreneurial Britain by the New Entrepreneurs Foundation for their September programme.
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The New Entrepreneurs Foundation, the charity behind the UK’s leading entrepreneurial training programme, is searching for the UK’s best young, business-minded individuals to join its twelve month entrepreneur development programme. The Foundation will give fifty young talents a helping hand in overcoming the challenges entrepreneur’s may face with gaining funding and developing skills. They will receive personal coaching, business mentoring, paid-work placements and access to business networks.

Those chosen for the NEF Class of 2018 will join a highly successful legacy. In the last five years, the foundation has helped more than 200 young people launch 100 ventures, created 650 new jobs and raised up to £11 million in early stage funding.

Neeta Patel, CEO of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, said,

“We have a responsibility to help the next generation  of UK’s entrepreneurial business leaders as it is these young people that will contribute positively to the future of the UK economy, create jobs and employment. We want to find those young, aspiring entrepreneurs who dream of running a successful business but need help getting started. That is what our programme is about – helping overcome the daunting task of getting a business idea off the ground in the very early days and providing a support network for them to feel safe in taking measured risks.”

To make sure these young people get the very best opportunities to succeed, NEF partners with leading fast-growth businesses to offer valuable work experience to young business leaders and its fast-track learning programme provides the business critical skills required for launching a business and l develop the skills for becoming successful entrepreneurial leaders.

Online applications for NEF’s 2017/2018 class close at the end of March. Applicants must have either recently  graduated with 1+ years work experience or about to leave higher education and fall into one of three categories –

1. Emerging entrepreneurs

2. Early-stage entrepreneurs

3. Career changers (i.e. those already working in the corporate world).

Those selected will receive an intensive learning and development programme, business coaching and mentorship as well as a one-year paid work placement at a fast-growth company working alongside the CEOs and senior management to get hands-on experience of managing a growing company.

Apply for a place on the 2017/2018 programme here


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