2020/21 Company Programme

The 20/21 programme launched on 1 Sept with a video on YouTube. The content will include welcome talks, information about the year ahead, interviews with last year’s Scottish winners and alumni and a workshop from the RBS Dream Bigger programme. If you miss it, the video will be available on YouTube as will all programme videos throughout the year.
Registration is now open.
The SCQF accreditation will run as per last year. Taking part is not mandatory but it does lead towards a level 6 qualification.

Online workshops will be run in the first week of Oct, Nov and Dec, subjects include digital presence, marketing, leadership skills, branding and mindset training. All will be available on YouTube. I am aware many schools don’t allow access to YouTube in school.

Ye Online has been simplified to ease navigation. 

A new and improved YE Trading Station is due to go live at the end of August and will be the only online trading platform available to students. Using others eg eBay invalidates the programme insurance.

The Scottish final will be a virtual event again in 2021.

A series of UK wide online competitions and campaigns will be run on social media platforms; My Skills, Best Brand, Trade Fairs, Meet the Board, Best Advert and Sustainable Business award. An example of this is My Skills where students will be asked to produce a 1-minute video and upload it to Twitter #MySkills.

There are no plans yet for Christmas Markets, probably an extension of the YE Trading Station unless Covid restrictions allow local walk-in events to take place. 

We have updated the Student Timeline with as much information as possible and will update the information as soon as we receive any more information relating to the Company Programme. Please keep checking the Lothian website for updates. Thank you.