The Young Business Leader Programme
The Young Business Leader Programme
London • Ages 15-18

Dates: 17th November 2019
Location: 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 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.

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.

Programme Outcomes and Highlights 

1. 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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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:
 If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

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


Programme Location

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

Click here to see a map

How do I book my place?
Simply click “Register Now” on the right to begin the registration process.
Do I need to apply and be accepted in order to attend a programme?
There is no application in order to attend our programmes, as we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit toward your future is enough. Our programmes, however, are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer our places on a first-come first-served basis and places are highly limited.
Do I need to have prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required to attend our programmes, as we introduce each topic from a basic level of understanding.
What is the dress code for the programme/internship?
We ask that students wear professional clothing on our programmes as you will be meeting industry executives. Essentially, avoid wearing jeans, trainers or tracksuits. Suits, chinos and other smart casual wear are all acceptable.
How much do your one-day programmes cost?

Our one-day career experiences cost £135/student. This includes:

  • Entry to the programme
  • Access to our online assessment after the programme (pass and you receive a personalised certificate)
  • Lifetime access to our expertise; students can email us with career-related questions at any time and the most appropriate professional will provide their response. This can be an invaluable source of career coaching for life.

Group discounts are available for 2 or more students registering, details of which can be found below the “Register Now” button on the right.

What time should I arrive?

Our one-day programmes generally start at 10.30am (11am for our Beyond Programmes). Registration is between 9.45-10.15am, to ensure you get there with plenty of time to network with other attendees before the programme begins. Once you have booked onto a programme, you will receive a confirmation email with programme-specific details about registration and programme timings.

Is lunch provided at your one-day programmes?

Lunch is not provided by InvestIN, as it is difficult to cater for the variety of dietary requirements amongst our students, However, there are many cafés and lunch spots near our venues; or you can of course bring a packed lunch.

Water will be provided for you throughout the day.

Can you bring food and drink to the event?

You are welcome to bring food and drink to the programme.

Do you let in latecomers?

The registration desk is open until noon, but If you are going to arrive after this, please email in advance so that we can arrange for someone to be on-hand to register you.

Can I bring a bag into this event?

There will be space to store any bags and luggage at the event, simply ask a member of staff when you register.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You do not need to bring anything with you save for a pen, a notepad, and your enthusiasm! You will be provided with a booklet of materials on arrival, and throughout the programme you’ll be given the requisite equipment to participate in the simulations.

What if I have other questions that are not answered above?
You can read our STUDENT FAQs or, if you are the parent of a student interested in attending, our PARENT INFO section. If you would prefer to contact us, please feel free to email us on or call +44 (0) 203 915 1420.

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.

If 2 or more places are booked, students can receive a 10% discount. Enter the provided group discount code GROUP10 on the product page at checkout to benefit from this.
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