Event - The Young Business Leader Programme

The Young Business Leader Programme

London • Ages 15-18

17th November 2019
University College, London

The Young Business Leader Programme is an all-encompassing one-day immersion into life as a global business leader, designed for students aged 15-18. You will be coached by a group of talented entrepreneurs and corporate executives from major sectors such as retail, manufacturing, and technology. 

This holistic experience of life as an entrepreneur will be a fantastic addition to your UCAS form, and the skills gained will also give you a competitive edge when applying for the most sought-after graduate roles.

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You will be coached through a series of interactive role plays, seminars, case studies, and Q&A sessions by a group of talented entrepreneurs and corporate executives from major sectors such as retail, manufacturing, and technology. You will gain both the hard business skills you need to succeed: how to build, market and finance a global brand, AND the soft skills that make the difference: negotiation, persuasion and networking.

Programme Outcomes and Highlights 

You will gain a 360-degree experience of business leadership, with live, interactive simulations including:

  • Designing a business plan, pitching it to real investors and getting live feedback
  • Creating a marketing strategy to beat your competitors
  • Using venture capital to fuel growth
  • Negotiating with others under pressure

    You will be trained on how to become a top business leader:

    • An action plan of how to gain a competitive edge, starting now.
    • Coaching by experts on A-level, university and degree choices; extra-curricular activities; work experience; and application and interview techniques.

      You will have access to established executives from a variety of disciplines:

      • Q&A time with a panel of business leaders from key areas such as manufacturing, technology, and retail.
      • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time and the most-relevant InvestIN executive will respond to your questions.

        Boost your UCAS form and job applications:

        • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, negotiating and commercial awareness.
        • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications.

          Programme Fee

          £135.00/student. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this. (included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees).

          For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

            Programme Timetable
            10.30am The World of a Business Leader - The qualities of today’s commercial leaders
            - The winning mentality
            - Pitch to become a team leader and recruit your ideal teammates
            11.00am Winning Business Strategies - Establishing a company’s vision
            - Exploiting strengths and eliminating weaknesses
            - How to spot value
            - Create your business concept
            12.00am Marketing: Standing Out from the Crowd - Differentiating your product and vision
            - Inside the mind of a consumer
            - Embracing the digital revolution
            - Design your marketing strategy
            1.00pm Lunch
            2.00pm Growing With Purpose - How to scale your company
            - Financing for rapid expansion
            - Dealing with venture capitalists
            - Detail your company’s growth and finance strategy
            - Pitch to top entrepreneurs and get feedback
            3.00pm Business/Professional Skills - Negotiating with different parties
            - Selling your personal brand
            - Building and leveraging a powerful network
            - Interactive persuasion exercises
            4.00pm Career Coaching: How to become a top Business Leader - Impactful cover letters/CVs
            - University choices
            - How to get work experience
            - Interview techniques
            - How to start building your company
            - What you can do to stand out from now
            4.45pm Panel Discussion - Panel made up of high-ranking business leaders
            - Top professionals answer your questions
            - Receive personal advice
            - Inspirational stories
            - Guidance from those on the inside
            5.30pm Close

            *exact programme subject to change without notice. Please note included within the day’s programme will be a guided tour of parts of the university campus which is available to all programme attendees.


            Programme Location

            University College, London (UCL)
            The Cruciform Building
            Gower Street
            WC1E 6BT
            United Kingdom

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            WHO CAN ATTEND?

            This programme is for students aged 15-18 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

            There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.


            We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.


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