Rise To helps young people reach their full potential, improving their employability and expanding their career options by giving them the skills they need to land a great job or start a business.
Many growing businesses struggle to find exceptional young people; individuals with the right attitude, skills and work ethic. Rise To connects graduates with entrepreneurial businesses who are looking to recruit talent.
It offers graduates lessons on how to become an attractive candidate and helps people gain real, actionable work skills. It also offers the opportunity to mix with some of Britain’s most ambitious business owners.
In return, businesses signed up to the programme get access to the brightest graduates, all the while building their brand within the switched-on student community.
Rise To is formed of two parts: The Enterprise Challenge and The Rise To Network.
The Enterprise Challenge
The challenge helps young people gain essential skills to equip them for the world of work while promoting a worthwhile cause.
Teams choose an organisation or a person that deserves recognition. They run a campaign to promote this cause and get as many people as possible to leave thanks messages on their campaign page on www.thanksto.com.
All successful participants are invited into the Rise To Club through which they are encouraged to improve their employability further or gain the skills necessary to start a business.
The Rise To Network
The Rise To Network is an exclusive network of enterprising individuals who have proven they are driven, personable and passionate, usually by successfully completing The Enterprise Challenge.
The Networkaims to encourage, develop and educate young talent. Members have access to a range of events, privileges and benefits that develop their employability. It also offers unique learning opportunities such as career workshops, seminars, exclusive speaker events and introductions to some of Britain’s most innovative and entrepreneurial businesses.
To find out more about RiseTo, or get involved, visit the website.
Those with enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity achieve more in entrepreneurial companies – Rise To participants have this
Jason Stockwood, Simply Business