The Young Enterprise Programme enables students to set up and run their own company over the course of one academic year. In doing so, they learn about all aspects of business such as market research, finance, sales production or service provision, customer service and HR.
Pupils work through the programme with support from a volunteer business advisor. During the process pupils sell 'their wares' at the Christmas Trade Fair in Glasgow Concert Hall, competing against other schools for 'Best Stall'. At the end of the year they liquidate the company and present a report and accounts to the YES Board. This is followed by a presentation evening at which the Glasgow Companies go head-to-head in a 'Dragon's Den' format to compete for the prestigious title of 'Best Glasgow Company'. Pupils are also invited to sit the Young Enterprise exam, in association with Strathclyde Business School.