The barriers to a fulfilling journey into professional life for young people are aplenty. Right now, in the UK, 590,000* 16-24 year olds are NEET (not in education, employment or undergoing training.)
Because they are simply not aware of the opportunities available to them.
…and because they are not aware, they are uninspired.
As a result, employers are struggling to recruit young talent, causing a disconnect. The education system is fundamentally flawed in supporting, celebrating and capitalising on the capabilities of young people, both academically and creatively.
We have a duty to encourage entrepreneurial activities with young people as a key to unlocking entrepreneurial skills, to embrace the innovation in our economy.