Insight into Entrepreneurship with the Peter Jones Foundation
Insight into Entrepreneurship with the Peter Jones Foundation

Insight into Entrepreneurship with the Peter Jones Foundation

The Peter Jones Foundation

Work Experience

Job type

Work Experience



Closing Date

19th November 2020

Starting Salary

£500 Competition Prize

Why we need you

During this free virtual insight day on November 19th you’ll create your own business idea for how to turn £500 into £5,000. You’ll build a marketing strategy and then pitch your idea to investors. The best pitch idea will win £500 to turn the idea into reality. You can take part in the event live or catch up by watching the recordings once you finish school/college.

You’ll take part in virtual workshops covering: how to identify a gap in the market, how to build a successful marketing strategy and how to pitch to investors.

November 19th schedule:

1pm [Live Workshop] Introduction to Enterprise and Entrepreneurship You’ll learn what skills you’ll need to be a successful business founder, how to identify a gap in the market.

[Activity – in your own time] Sidehustle Challenge You can work in groups or by yourself to come up with a money-making idea on how to turn £500 into £5,000.

4pm [Live Workshop] Meet the Entrepreneur You’ll hear from a young entrepreneur about their journey into business and how it has changed their life. They’ll talk you through the importance of developing a marketing plan

[Activity – in your own time] Marketing is key Build on your initial idea develop a brand, a social media marketing plan and a flyer for your product/service.

[Lesson – in your own time] Pitching tips Learn how to develop a winning pitch so that your idea can receive business investment.

[Activity – in your own time] Pitching challenge You have 72 hours to prepare and film a 60 second elevator pitch. Your pitch will be reviewed by the Peter Jones Foundation and the winning pitch will receive £500 to turn the idea into reality. The top 10 entries will also receive recommendations.

The benefits

The programme is free for students and schools – You can add the experience to your CV and Personal Statement – You’ll get practical skill and knowledge about entrepreneurship – You’ll earn a certificate once you complete the programme – If you win the pitch competition then you’ll get £500 to start your own business

The requirements

In order to take place you must be between 14 and 18 years old and attend a school or college in the UK. Every student that registers for the event will be guaranteed a place.


This opportunity is available nationwide

Are you ready to launch your career?

Create your Springpod account to apply now and we will direct you to the application link. Good luck!