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Rolls-Royce : Young entrepreneurs 'Capture the Market'

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Rolls-Royce Plc
: 20 November, 2006  (New Product)
Young entrepreneurs 'Capture the Market' with Rolls-Royce

20 November 2006

Students from schools in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire went head-to-head in an attempt to ‘Capture the Market' with Rolls-Royce during Enterprise Week. More than 80 students from Years 10 and 11 worked in teams of six to design, manufacture and sell an innovative product.

Picture: A team of students hard at work manufacturing their products at the 'Capture the Market' event.

The results on Social Enterprise Day (16 November) included jewellery, remote controls, mobile phones and multi-media headsets.

The team from Serlby Park, Bircotes, Doncaster, received a trophy for achieving the biggest profit – more than £2,000 - with their multi-function projector with MP3 capability. Another trophy for the most innovative product was presented to one of the teams from Selston Arts & Community College, Selston, Nottingham, for their unusual hair straightners complete with built-in MP3 player.

Alison Bingham, Enterprise Development Manager at East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) said: 'Enterprise Week is an important event in the calendar and highlights the vital link between business and enterprise education. 'Capture the Market' is a great way to engage students in enterprise education by taking them away from the classroom and giving them hands-on experience of working in a competitive environment.

'Encouraging more young people to develop an enterprising streak can help towards creating a flourishing region by 2020 as outlined in the new Regional Economic Strategy (RES).'

Ged Leahy, Director of Workforce and Skills Planning, Rolls-Royce plc said: 'We are delighted that this year's event has attracted so much interest from schools in the region. Rolls-Royce supports Enterprise education throughout the year and being a part of Enterprise Week for the third consecutive year highlights the importance of this initiative.'

Alison Glazier, teacher at Portland School, Worksop, Nottinghamshire said: 'Our students really enjoyed the event and have not stopped talking about what they have learned and the skills they have developed.'

Rolls-Royce employees and East Midlands Business Champions were on hand throughout the day and gave guidance on engineering and business enterprise to the students via a series of masterclasses. The Midlands Engineering Industries Redeployment Group Mobile Resource Centre was also at the event, providing tours and giving advice to students on CV writing and interview skills.

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