An opportunity for 16-25 year olds to be Youth Entrepreneurship Agents

The Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy for Wales (YES) 2010-15 led a programme of work to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs in Wales.

Building on the YES strategy, Entrepreneurship Exchange Cymru works with partners and stakeholders across Wales to support enablement of a visible, simple, and connected youth entrepreneurial ecosystem in Wales.  

 

As part of the work of the Entrepreneurship Exchange Cymru we are seeking to recruit volunteers aged 16-25 to form a Youth Entrepreneurship Agents network that is representative of youth entrepreneurship voice in Wales.  

This role will run from March to April 2021 with young people asked to contribute a maximum of 12 hours of their time to participate in 4 virtual meetings. 

In addition, members of the Youth Entrepreneurship Agents network will also be offered exclusive access to specifically designed masterclasses to enable their development as entrepreneurial leaders of the future. 

 

We are seeking applications from young people who have a high aspiration to be their own boss one day or who may be working towards or have recently started their own business. All information about the opportunity including links to a simple application form can be found in the attached information/ flyers. 

 

No one can predict what the next 12 months may hold. We can however anticipate for young people in Wales it will unquestionably present considerable challenges in particular for those at the start of their career journeys. It is intended the Youth Entrepreneurship Agents will embed young people as a key stakeholder informing us of young people‚Äôs thoughts and needs towards self-employment, including the impact of COVID 19. 

 

"We would be really grateful if you could please share this opportunity with young people you are working with/supporting"  

Please also find a partners pack should you wish to share the opportunity on your social media platforms. 

Please feel free to circulate this information with partners/ networks you feel would be of interest to. 

 

If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact Penny Matthews at penny.matthews(at)bigideaswales.com or Carolyn Goodwin at carolyn.goodwin(at)bigideaswales.com.

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF

01597 822 191

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Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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