Supporting would-be social entrepreneurs

26 02 2008

With the increased profile of social enterprise in the UK, it is perhaps not surprising that a new YouGov poll has revealed that the majority of the public would choose to work for a social enterprise.  However, there are also increasing opportunities for graduates to take up a career in social enterprise by setting up their own business.

Working with the Office of the Third Sector in the Cabinet Office, the NCGE has commissioned a package of training and support materials to enable Careers Advisors and Enterprise Officers to understand the growing importance of social entrepreneurship in the UK economy. The Social Enterprise Toolkit supports staff working with would-be social entrepreneurs by providing PowerPoint presentations, case studies, role play materials, and a guide to further resources.  The resources have been prepared by Ingrid Bale of the University of Leeds and Andrew Ferguson of the University of York, and have been piloted during early February at training sessions for careers staff in the Yorkshire region.

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