Between October 2019 to April 2020 Connect Dacorum are staging the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge with Year 12 students from schools within Dacorum.
Teams of students (the Apprentices) will be set a challenge to turn £100 into £1,000 or more for a local charity through developing a mini-business /enterprise. The teams may do this in any way they choose as long as they prepare a clear plan stating what their business idea is and how they aim to reach their target. The charity and Dragon partnered with the Apprentice team provide £50 seed funding, each, for the Challenge.
Each team will have a business mentor (Dragon), who provides support in the form of advice and access to resources to help their team achieve their business goal and funding target. Profits made by the teams go to their allocated charity /community group. An Awards event celebrating the achievements of the Apprentices will be held in April 2020. At the event the Apprentice teams will be given the opportunity to present what they have achieved to a panel of judges (SuperDragons), a number of Awards will be announced at the event.
Why get involved?
Getting involved in the Dragons Apprentice Challenge provides a cost effective, engaging opportunity for staff development and training. It creates an opportunity for your company to demonstrate its CSR credentials enhancing your reputation in the community, and promoting staff satisfaction, motivation and retention. It also provides an opportunity to work with young people who may become your employees of the future.
How to get involved:
If you would like to take part as a Dragon in the 2019/20 Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge, or provide sponsorship support, please register your interest by completing the following details and send them to Cindy Withey at Connect Dacorum.
Dragons and charities will be paired with Apprentice teams at the launch event, through a blind draw. Requirements of the Dragons are provided in our terms and conditions.
For more information please contact
Cindy Withey, Connect Dacorum on 01442 228216 or
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