Business Adviser information

A Business Adviser treads a careful line between leading the Students through the experience and enabling them to run the company for themselves. It demands tremendous concentration on how a meeting or work session is progressing and sensitivity to individuals and the dynamics of the group. Choosing when and how to intervene are a matter of careful judgement and the essence of being a good Adviser.

The main objectives of a Business Adviser are to help the Students to run a successful company, learn from the experience and enjoy doing it. It is important to understand that even if a Young Enterprise company is not a great commercial success it can still provide an excellent learning experience. It is an opportunity for the Students to use their initiative and be creative.

If you would like more information about becoming a Business Adviser or if you are already a Business Adviser and need help with the Young Enterprise Scotland Company Programme please see the main roles of the Business Adviser and Students which are available in the downloadable documents below or you can contact the Young Enterprise Scotland Lothian Area Team directly to discuss anything via the contact  form – or you can speak to one of the area team directly via filling in the form below.

Role of the Business Adviser
Role of the Business Adviser

Role of the Student
Role of the Student

Role of the Link Teacher
Role of the Link Teacher

Legal responsibilities
Operating Framework 2021_Final

The new Company Programme website is “YE Online” at:

In this rapidly changing global economy, we believe it’s essential for business and education to work together to ensure that today’s students have the opportunity to become tomorrow’s business leaders and enterprising professionals.

Our growing network of national and local businesses support us by:

  • individual and group employee volunteering
  • financial support to help deliver local Young Enterprise programmes
  • supporting our Young Enterprise awards to recognise young people’s achievements
  • in-kind and pro bono support
  • advisory and trustee board opportunities

 Why get involved?

Working with Young Enterprise gives you the opportunity to directly support and inspire young people in your area and empower them with the confidence, ability and ambition to succeed.

Young Enterprise business supporters benefit in many ways, from the motivational and professional development rewards of employee volunteering to demonstrating their commitment to measurable and effective Corporate Social Responsibility outcomes.

Start something…inspirational

To find out about supporting our work in your region contact the Lothian Area Team – email

Please note – as the Business Advisers role involves working with young people, all volunteers will need to complete a satisfactory PVG Scheme check (formerly known as a Disclosure check). 

There is no cost to you and a member of the Young Enterprise Scotland HQ team will now take you through the process.

Meanwhile please contact the Lothian Area Team if you require any more information: email –