Young people preparing for the world of work attended a special event at Oxfordshire County Library to showcase their new business skills.

The event, hosted at the county’s new custom-built Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) at Oxfordshire County Council, saw 75 pupils from 14 schools across the county attend.

The pupils showcased their work after taking part in an enterprise start-up programme this year led by Young Enterprise.  

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The start-up aims to give young people the life skills, knowledge and confidence to allow them to succeed in the world of work.

Ryan Johnson, engagement manager for the Business & Intellectual Property Centre, said: “The teams were very impressive with all that they had achieved, showing they could prepare and submit business reports, give presentations and be interviewed. I’m confident many will go on to create thriving businesses and have a real impact in the county.

“The event is a great example of how the new centre will support the ambitions of local young people.”

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Jackie Kelly from Young Enterprise, added: “A huge thank you to Oxfordshire County Council for supporting this end of year showcase. The prestigious and inspiring venue helped to amplify the experience and achievement of these hard-working students from Oxfordshire.”

The BIPC offers many youth enterprise opportunities and activities, where anyone can access one to one support or workshops to support their business start-up ideas.

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