This page outlines the Enterprise application information for the Youth to Work programme. Please ensure that you have reviewed all of the Enterprise information below before you apply.
The program is designed around an enterprise placement-based model, using a structured five-month work placement to provide Business Development Services (BDS) to strengthen the performance of SMEs. The BDS support centers around the following components: Diagnostic, Analysis, Action Planning, and Implementation.
The programme also aims to prepare young people to become work ready and improve their employability.
WHAT THE JUNIOR ASSOCIATE WILL DO
Diagnostic: Junior Consultants will use an enterprise workbook with internal and external environment analysis tools. These will be to evaluate key enterprise areas This will be done with an aim of understanding the business overall performance and investment readiness within its operating environment.
Analysis: The Challenges team will review the information gathered to understand the commercial realities of the enterprise.
Action planning: Key findings with recommendations are presented to the enterprise team. All parties will agree which area support should focus on – this will be in either finance, sales & marketing or operations.
Implementation: Junior Associates support the enterprise implement the action points agreed upon. Challenges staff will support the process by providing oversight and monitoring progress.