Premier League Enterprise is a programme designed to help tackle the issue of under achievement at school, the challenges with individuals lacking aspiration and ambition and the broader issue of ensuring young people have the skills required to make the most of their lives and more specifically employment and self-employment opportunities.
Now in its eighth year, the PL Enterprise Challenge, is an annual event where schools and young people can take part in an exciting national competition. The event has become an important milestone in the Premier League promotional diary and this year is supported by the PL and Sport Relief.
Tasked to work on a real brief set by the Premier League’s Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore, participating teams have the opportunity to learn more about different aspects of their Football Club including marketing, finance and customer service as well as developing key entrepreneurial skills which are put to the test throughout the Challenge.
This year, via a Club heat, Everton 4 Employment will work with four secondary schools with students from years 9 and 10 who will compete to be selected as our club representative team to take part in a regional Play-Off event at a professional football club stadium. The first heat will take part at Goodison Park on Wednesday 14 December.
From these events, a select number of teams will be chosen to compete in the Final, due to be held in March 2017.
Last year Everton Football Club and The Prescott School from Knowsley enjoyed a successful challenge, making it all the way to the Finals in London only to be pipped to second place. However their journey was full of excitement and surprises as the students met team players at Finch Farm, VIP guest Bill Gates and were even interviewed on CBeebies!