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Caine’s Arcade

Caine’s Arcade personifies our mission to ignite enthusiasm in all young people so they can love what they do and do what they love!

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Your Voice!

Enfuse Youth are delighted to support the UK’s Biggest EVER Youth Vote Registation. Attend here: http://youthvotelondon.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

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Enfuse Schools opportunities! Last chance to join us!

If your 13-21 and would like an opportunity to develop your life and career opportunities outside school hours then this is for you! Welcome to Enfuse Schools

About Enfuse School

Enfuse School is an intensive, challenging and fun course to help young people to develop their employability and enterprise mindset. Enfuse School covers a wide range of programmes/topics from the promotion of self-employment and the development of businesses through to a focus on young people being ‘enterprising’ and entrepreneurial in their life and career endeavours.

Starting with school pupils and moving all the way through to young people and graduates. We work with a wide range of partners to stimulate the aspirations of young people, and to embed enterprise across all levels of education. Programmes are for mixed abilities and are separated into age categories 11-13 14-18 18-25.

Why should I apply?

If you have and want to land that dream career or has a burning idea you want to turn into a reality then Enfuse School is for you.

  • Discover how to take your idea forward;
  • Meet like-minded people;
  • Network with real entrepreneurs and peers
  • Gain important career tools and concepts
  • Add a certified experience to your CV
  • Have fun while developing your employability and enterprise skills
  • Develop your mindset towards life and career
  • Opportunities to gain work experience
  • Access to funding and expert advice
  • Previous Enfuse Youth Alumni have gone on to start-up businesses, gain employment and even start their own charities across the world.

How it works?

  • 2 half day sessions
  • Courses take place on evenings, weekends and half terms.
  • 3 months follow-up mentoring and access to exclusive career related opportunities and funding opportunities
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Choose one of our programmes which is right for you

Select Your Programme:

1. Mission Possible – Be Your Own Boss

This programme helps participants to understand what is really involved in starting their venture and whether self-employment is right for them. It also provides an introduction to the key knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan and start a successful business. The programme is supported by a Business Advisory Service, part of which participants are provided with the services of an expert business adviser who will work with them on a one-to-one basis. Tried and tested entrepreneurs also feature in Enfuse School. So prepared to be immersed in their challenges on knowledge of the front line.

Topics covered:

  • Generation of the business ideas;
  • Feasibility of the business idea/business opportunity
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Business strategy and business planning
  • Sources of Funding, maintaining financial control
  • Pitching your business idea
  • Networking and benefits of social media

2. The Employable  

The programme helps participants to understand employability process and gain confidence, knowledge and skills to apply for the job in the current very competitive world of work. The session are hands on and will test and develop your skills and attitudes. You will also have dialogue with employers who are seeking enthusiastic talent.

Topics covered:

  • Personal appraisal and current skills check
  • Development of the personal action plan
  • Skills current employers are looking for
  • Search techniques (e.g. how to look for job/training opportunities)
  • How to write a CV
  • How to write covering letters
  • Interview skills
  • The pledge and next steps

3. The Fusebox – Launch the Career of Your Dreams

If you want to know ‘How’ to turn your enthusiasm into your dream career this session is for you.

The programme helps participants to understand their personal motivations, skills and attitudes they need to achieve their ideal career. The programme delivered over 3 sessions will enable you to develop the ‘enfuse mindset’ which will develop  map your pathway to your dream career.

Topics Covered:

  • Personal appraisal and current skills check
  • Career Options available to you
  • Development of the personal action plan / Mission Statement
  • Understanding the Employability Process
  • Develop Your Confidence in Interviews and Applications
  • Is self-employment an option for you
  • Pitching/selling yourself
  • The pledge and next steps

London Course Starting dates:

Saturday April 14th and 28th – Mission Possible – Be Your Own Boss

Saturday May 5th and 12th – The Fusebox – Launch the Career of Your Dreams

Saturday June 8th and 9th – The Employable 

 

How to Book:

Places are limited, please follow these steps to secure your place:

  1. Email info@enfuseyouth.com to get an application form
  2. Fill in the application form
  3. Send it to info@enfuseyouth.com
  4. We will be in touch to carry a phone interview prior to accepting you on the course
  5. We will send you a confirmation letter with all details and a welcome pack

Prices

Young People – £40 per course

Special offers on group booking and referrals Contact Us For Details

(Participants in Enfuse London will receive a 50% discount on their first session)

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How to start up your business in University

Many would agree that the best years in life are actually during our University life. Therefore, it would be a waste if one were to sail through the 4 years of university life in a mundane way.

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1. Do something. Anything.

So if you are still in University, do something, anything. Seth Godin too puts it in his recent interview that you have to pick yourself:  “You want publish a book, publish it. You want to sing a song, sing it. You want to start a movement, start it.”  Mark Twain has my favourite quotes of all time, which I always remind myself:  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

2. Get out of your comfort zone and meet more people

Most of us are preprogrammed to be in our comfort zone because we are brought up that way. When we are in university, it is common for us to stick with a bunch of friends where we are comfortable with from our year 1 till our final year. What a lot of people don’t realize is that once you explore beyond your own social circle, there is a higher possibility to cross path with someone that shares the same ambition as you. Also, when you meet new people, you could share with them your ideas and get real customer validation. It is this spirit of stepping out of your comfort zone and meeting new people that will help kick start your business ideas.

3. Get a good Mentor

Another tip to getting started is to find a good mentor.  The role of the mentor is to give you advices from his own experiences as well as pointing you at the correct direction. Your mentor could also open up a few doors for you and introduce you to some key individuals in the community. With a mentor, mistakes that could be detrimental can be avoided. Of course, the question is, how do you find these mentors? One way is to go for events and talk to them. Don’t be afraid to approach these prospective mentors because they, like yourself, are usually comfortable in talking to people.

4. Just do it

Bravery is needed to have contrary opinions and to take unexpected paths. If you’re not courageous, you’re going to be hanging around the water cooler, talking about the guy who actually is. A lot of times its not because things are difficult that we dare not, it’s because we dare not that things are difficult. So if there is something that you want to do but you are held back, you should go ahead with it because there is really nothing to lose.

5. Read a lot

With the advancement of technology as well as the ease of information sharing on the web, it is crucial for us to get updated with what is happening around the web and around the world. This facilitates learning as well as sharing of information, leveraging on the wisdom of the crowd to know what works and what does not work. Reading a lot can also help identify trends and new business ideas and models which could be used to refine your startup idea.  Other than just reading, one should cultivate the habit of reading everyday because there are too much content on the web nowadays, and if you stop for one day, you would miss out quite a lot that is happening in the local community as well as the global community.

By Jacky Yap @jackyyapp
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Channel 4 Jobs

WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

Channel 4 offers a number of initiatives to develop and support talented people at different stages of their careers, reflecting diverse Britain and a multi-platform industry.

We provide a way for talented people to get invaluable work experience in the media industry by providing you with the skills, experiences and attitudes you will need to work in the media.  There are various 4Talent programmes for you to get involved in from Work Experience, to one of our paid Internships.

By nurturing new talent and original ideas, Channel 4 gives you the chance to see the world differently and bring fresh perspectives to the world of the media, be it on our television screens or behind the scenes.

4 Talent Opportunities give you the chance to kickstart your career in the media.

For further information, visit this web site: http://jobs.channel4.com/pages/workexperienceProgramme.aspx?type=4

Don´t miss this crazy opportunity!

Enfuse team always has great opportunities for young people!

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Publishing Expo 2012 in London

Publishing Expo 2012 in London Earls Court is a unique opportunity to update yourself with the whole thing in the substantial publishing industry. It’s a large, cut-throat and progressive business. Today, business models and fresh technologies are continuously evolving and busy publishing experts often have difficulty staying abreast of all of the most modern products, ideas and services on hand.

Publishing Expo ’12 in London Earls Court, with its interactive seminar programme, is the great answer. It provides a one-off opportunity to find out what’s available and what’s new, to build fresh and existing relationships, generate business and network with field professionals. Publishing Expo London is wonderful because all your aims can be met in a day, under one cover at Earls Court London. Organised by a team of ex-publishers with the help of several top-notch industry professionals, it is especially designed to deliver effective and relevant benefits whilst providing a pleasant, invigorating industry gathering.

Publishing Expo ’12 in London Earls Court is a pivotal event for everyone in the process of producing magazines, newsletters, newspapers, directories, brochures, catalogues and corporate literature, both in print and electronically. Publishing Expo London presents the latest ideas, contacts, products, services and solutions to enable publishing teams to compete strongly in their markets.

Don’t miss out on your chance to gain valuable industry knowledge and relationships at Publishing Expo in London Earls Court.

28th – 29th February 2012

Earls Court 2, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7921 8566

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Teenbiz

TeenBiz is the UK’s first business start up scheme aimed at teens 13-18

Enterprise

Launching 1st November, to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship week www.gew.org.uk.

From the 1st January every month two students* will receive up to £500 start up funding, a business mentor and a start up pack. We’re calling it ‘Business in a Box’ which will give students items they need to do business for real; for example Companies House set up, business cards, a website, a stationery voucher, office space, USB sticks, logo design, legal advice and virtual PA service. Winners will also receive a Natwest Business Bank Account.

TeenBiz aims to provide talented entrepreneurs a step on the ladder and over the next 3 years we aim to help 100 new businesses.

Very good opportunity for young people to start up funding! You can apply here: http://www.teenbiz.org.uk/#

Applicants are reviewed by the TeenBiz team on a monthly basis and five short listed applicants are passed to the sponsor who will then choose the winner. Awards start from the 1st of January 2012.

Don´t miss it!

@teenbizUK

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Prince´s Trust

 

If you are 16-18 and into sports but out of work then Get Started with us and achieve your goals.

Join our five-day sports programme and you could:

  • Learn coaching skills from a professional rugby club and put into practice what you have learnt by coaching a group of children in your local community
  • Gain the Level 1 Award in Rugby Coaching and a qualification in First Aid
  • Enjoy a fun week improving your teamwork, communication skills and confidence
  • Three months support after the programme to help you move into education, training or employment

Interested?

See if this programme is for you on our taster day: 7th March 2012.

This programme runs from the 12th March until the 16th March 2012 in Exeter.

Contact:

To find out more, please contact Karl Culleton on 07538 936149 or email Karl.Culleton@princes-trust.org.uk

 

2012 is the sport year in London, thank you to the Olympic games there are coming up several opportunities for young people to get started with their favorite sport. Prince´s Trust is playing rugby to teach important skills to the youth.

Then, why not using those skills to find a job. Team work, achieving goals, organization, self confidence….

Don´t miss the opportunity! Enfuse youth team is always happy to recommend sports and use them to improve personal skills.

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YOUNG MINDS

VISION

Our vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all children and young people. A society where children’s views are respected and they are loved, safe and enjoy life.

MISSION

  • To improve life chances for children and young people at risk of and experiencing difficulties with mental and emotional health
  • To achieve better outcomes for parents and families who engage with children’s mental health services
  • To promote the good mental health and emotional well-being of all children

VALUES

  • We are committed to promoting children’s mental health. We work as one integrated organisation where staff contribute their ideas actively. We work effectively in partnership with other charities and agencies and learn from good practice.
  • The needs and experiences of children and young people in mental distress drive our work and we make sure their voice is heard by those who influence change.
  • Our independence gives us the freedom to stand up and speak out on the issues that affect children and young people’s daily lives and the concerns of parents and families caring for their children in today’s pressurised and stressful world.
There are a cool team that helps youth find their mind balance. It sounds a good reason to check it out at least.
Enfuse team is always aware about youth mind!
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