Seevic students set up businesses

Thursday, 15 December 2016

IMG_7793Seevic College students took to the streets of Chelmsford and Southend this week to exhibit their businesses and products. 

As part of their Enterprise unit, BTEC Business students set up stalls in high streets to experience what it is really like to run a small business. This unit allows students to create their own organisations to get a true understanding of how they work - from selling their shares, to creating their individual product.

Products including marble-effect phone cases, a guess or dare game and personalised decorations using hangers were on full display to sell to the public on the Chelmsford High Street and in Southend’s Victoria Shopping Centre.

Alongside nine other teams from various schools and colleges, the businesses called Avvolto Cases, Catch & Co and Just Hanging won two awards for best customer service and the judge’s award for best product design and mark-up in the events organised by Young Enterprise.

Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity making the connection between school and the world of work, enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attributes they need to succeed.

Phillip Stone, Business tutor at Seevic, said: “Every year we run this unit, and every year we’re more and more inspired by our students’ determination to make their businesses a success.

“For someone studying Business, it is so important for them to understand how organisations work - and what better way than by creating their own. For students who have done this in the past, they say it has helped them build confidence and showed them how tough it is to run a real business overcoming obstacles and approaching real people. ”

To find out more about Business courses at Seevic, based in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, and see the goods for yourself, visit the college’s next Open Evening on Tuesday 31 January, 5.30-8pm. Pre-book online now or just come along on the night.

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