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Better graduates may be on the way as Enterprise Champions Programme launched

Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

More people will be applying for graduate vacancies if a new government scheme to support enterprise in schools is a success.

The charity Young Enterprise (YE) says new moves from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills - who launched the Enterprise Champions Programme this week - will help children develop more successful careers in adulthood.

John May, chief executive of YE, also suggested that people getting a taster of entrepreneurship at a young age would make them more likely to start their own business and more enthusiastic about the working world.

"Young people who have had this experience are more passionate about their jobs, more successful in their careers and twice as likely to start their own business as their peers," he explained.

Welcoming the announcement, Mr May said: "We believe that the enterprising spirit needs to be nurtured even from an early age which is why we also run enterprise programmes with business volunteers for students from primary school upwards." 

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