This competition is an opportunity for young people who may be aspiring to become self-employed or work in a business related role to develop work-readiness skills and progress to gain paid employment.

During the competition, competitors will work as a team on a project with a sustainable theme.   The competition will focus on taking an everyday item that is readily available in abundance and asking the students to create an Enterprise project around this.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Teamwork

  • Problem solving

  • Communication

  • Presentation Skills

  • Research skills

  • Money Management skills


  • Analytical

  • Creativity and Design

Entry criteria

  • This competition is for learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), additional learning needs (ALN), or who require additional support for learning (ASL) on a vocational, employability or work readiness programme. Learners should be working at:
  • Entry Level 3 to Level 1 (England and Wales)
  • Level 2 (Ireland)
  • Access 3 (Scotland)
  • Competitors must be 16 years of age or older
  • 3 competitors per team


How it works

Registrations are now open and close midnight 28th March 2024.

The first stage of competition is a remote or online task, sent out after registration closes.

Qualifying heats will be held remotely with live tasks and judging starting from 3rd of May 2024.

To help finalists prepare ahead of the UK Final, we will provide relevant technical training and share mindset development techniques, to support them to remain focused on achieving success.

National finals will take place between the 18th-22nd November 2024 in Manchester (venues TBC).

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