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Wenta set to help young people start their own business

17 November 2015 15:00


Wenta, the leading Enterprise Agency in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, are about to launch a new programme to help schools offer their over 16’s support and advice on self-employment as an option when they leave school.
Wenta have developed a 16+ study programme which fits in with schools enrichment programmes and the Post 16 Technical and Vocational Curriculum. The programme includes a session on helping improve the ‘employability’ of young people when they leave school and self-employment.

Wenta are well placed to help schools. With many years of supporting teachers and students, they have many great examples of successful programmes they have run to support both main stream and more ‘difficult to reach’ young people.

Sharon Gaffney, the Head of Education for Wenta said:

“One of our recent successes was the work we did with a group of 16 year olds at Da Vinci School, Stevenage. The group were helped to start their own businesses and gain qualifications to support them in future employment. As a result of the work we did with them, 14 students gained City & Guilds certificates in Work Skills, Employability and Personal Development.

But it isn’t just about the qualifications, it’s what they do with what they have learnt. As a result of the support given, 2 students went on to college to study Business Studies and 1 has continued to run the business we helped him to start.
These projects have made us realise that anyone can start their own business, no matter what age they are, if they are given the right support and skills they need to succeed. We can help young people become more resilient and realise that self-employment is a real option for many of them.

If you are interested in finding out more on how Wenta can help your pupils consider self-employment, please call Sharon Gaffney on 01923 691 364 or email

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About Wenta

Wenta are the leading Enterprise Agency in Herts and Beds offering Business Advice, Office/Workshop space and Education & Training programmes.
T: 0845 371 0891

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