Medical manufacturer, Armstrong Medical Ltd has recently become involved in mentoring a group of girls from Coleraine High School in the Young Enterprise Company Programme.
Young Enterprise works with 80% of Post Primary and 15% of Primary schools throughout Northern Ireland. The programmes empower the next generation with the confidence, ability and ambition to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy.
A group of 14 staff members from Armstrong Medical Ltd, will assist Coleraine High School in the Young Enterprise Company Programme. One student will meet with an Armstrong Medical staff member every 2 weeks to seek advice, support and guidance through whatever stage they are at in the programme.
Within one academic year, the students have to set up and run their own company. The students elect a Board of Directors, raise share capital, carry out market research, develop a product or service, manage their finances, promote their company, market and then sell their product to the general public.
At the end of the year the students will liquidate the company and present a report and accounts. Coleraine High School can then compete with other companies from across the UK in the HSBC Young Enterprise Innovation Awards.
Jennie Simpson, PA to the Managing Director at Armstrong Medical explained:
This is a fantastic project for Armstrong Medical employees to be involved with. We have a diverse range of skilled individuals who can offer the support and guidance that the girls need and it is great to be able to share these skills with a local school. Ultimately the Company Programme will help to develop their employability skills and attitudes more than any other experience and we are delighted to be a part of this.
For information about the diverse range of products that Armstrong Medical Ltd sell, please contact Armstrong Medical’s Sales Support Team, Kerry Cooper, Lyndsay McAfee or Donna Hamilton on +44 (0) 28 7035 6029 (Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm GMT).