South East Area Volunteer Recognition Event

DoF has for a number of years supported the Young Enterprise Primary Programme by offering staff within the Department the chance to volunteer to deliver modules, with the support of Young Enterprise staff, in local primary schools.  This year I decided to volunteer and spent 6 weeks with Ballywalter Primary School Year 4s delivering the … Read more…

FACING MY FEARS

Jemma Dougherty, Marketing Executive at NIBC Ltd & Corcra Communication I have a few, but standing up in front of a class of clever, clued-in P6 children is definitely something that pushes the boundaries of my comfort zone to its limits! I thought my path was planned out for me; my destination set in stone … Read more…

Digital Youth Q&A with Stephen Houston

Name: Stephen R Houston Company/job title: QuizFortune / CEO & Chief Diversity Officer Career journey & academic background: Banbridge Academy – A-Levels: Economics; Computer Science; Maths Queen’s   University   Belfast   –   B.A. Joint   Hons: Business Administration & Computer Sciences What excites you about working in the digital industry? It’s  an  in-demand  [scalable]  growth  industry,  global,  not  just … Read more…

Are you a Young Entrepreneur?

Young Enterprise is an organisation that supports students as they start and test new business ideas. Students set up companies during the school year and learn about the demands of running a business. Learning the basics Young Enterprise encourages students to start businesses in schools around the United Kingdom and to compete at National and … Read more…

What a way we have come!

In October 2015 I was afforded the opportunity to become the Managing Director of a Young Enterprise company, offered to be by the Head of Business studies within my school.  In our initial meeting 8 students from multicultural backgrounds to include Polish, Lithuanian, African and Portuguese stood together, looking at each other with, genuinely, no … Read more…