Deloitte hosts JA-YE Business Plan Finals
The Deloitte offices were bustling with excitement last Saturday 6th December as fifteen teams of students from seven different sixth form colleges presented their business plan to a panel of judges as part of the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Business Plan Finals 2014, supported by Deloitte. This competition forms part of the JA-YE Company Programme which was set up in order to bridge the gap between the theoretical and practical implications of business and to bring this closer to 6th form students.
“Deloitte continues to support Young Enterprise through its Company Programme as we believe this is the perfect opportunity for students to get their first taste of the professional working world. Teamwork, dedication, loyalty and commitment are some of the many lessons that these students learn along this journey that they will carry for life as they start to carve out their personal story and work towards achieving all they aspire to during their careers. Here at Deloitte these are all values we share and through our support we hope to carry on guiding these students in future choices that they make” said Caroline Cassar Reynaud Head of Talent & Communications at Deloitte.
Through participating in the Company Programme students learn how to take a business idea from concept to reality by forming their own enterprise and discovering first-hand how a company operates and functions. Students start by putting a team together, they then select a board of directors each one having a different role and set of responsibilities. The students then raise share capital, come up with a product/service they wish to create and market, go into production (in the case of a manufactured product) and finally market the product or service to the public. At the end of the programme, the teams of students present a report and accounts to their shareholders. Since its launch in 1919, Company Programme students around the world have had hands-on experiences that develop new skills such as teamwork, leadership, presenting, planning and financial control as they learn to take responsibility for the success of their company.
There are various awards available to the Company Programme Teams, including one final Company Programme award for the winning team. The winning team goes on to represent Malta in the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise finals overseas. The JA-YE Company Programme is recognised by the European Commission Enterprise Directorate General as a ‘Best Practice in Entrepreneurship Education’.
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