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Apprentice Finalist Returns to Judge Business Challenge

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

2008 Apprentice finalist Claire Young returned to Bolton School for Business Challenge Day, to help judge the preliminary round of the annual KPMG Enterprise Trophy.

The day was the culmination of the Business and Enterprise Skills Training (BEST) that students undertake as part of their Careers programme. Claire first visited the school early in the Autumn Term for the Business Enterprise and Skills Training Day - a whole day off timetable for pupils to learn about the world of business and the range of skills they need to make a successful career in this area. They took part in seminars covering team working, presentation skills, marketing, communication, budgeting and business planning to prepare themselves for the Business Challenge.

For the first time, the Business Challenge was joint between the Girls’ and Boys’ Divisions. Pupils were put into mixed teams and worked on developing their own business ideas. Each team had to write and deliver a ten minute PowerPoint presentation to a panel of judges taken from the world of business, including Claire, Phil Warriner from BT and Steph Forster from Rivington Associates.

The best four teams were chosen and go forwards to compete for the KPMG Enterprise Trophy in the Spring Term.

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Business Challenge Day

Apprentice finalist Claire Young returned to Bolton School as a judge on Business Challenge Day

Business Challenge Day

Teams delivered Dragons' Den style presentations on their business ideas to the judges

Business Challenge Day