Ambassador Alesha Dixon has joined seven successful Trust-supported entrepreneurs to spread the message that unemployed young people can now get support to start their own business via their tablet, PC or phone.

The spoof chat show video aims to highlight the benefits of our Enterprise programme by focussing on the success of young people from across the UK. You can help to spread the word by sharing our posts on your social media channels.

The campaign is backed by NatWest who, as the largest corporate supporter of the Enterprise programme, have been instrumental in bringing our new platform to life. For young people who may not be able to access face-to-face courses because of health issues, family or caring responsibilities or simply because they live in a remote area, this new way to explore self-employment could be a lifeline. 

Budding entrepreneurs can still take part in the face-to-face Enterprise courses, but online access now removes one of the biggest barriers and will allow The Trust to help more young people than ever turn their ideas into business reality.

James Graham, Manager, Enterprise Programmes, Sustainable Banking, NatWest says:

Having seen the transformative effect the programme can have, we’re excited to be able to help even more young people by now offering access via Prince’s Trust Online, as one of the site’s founding patrons.  As well as the young entrepreneurs, I’m also excited for the extra opportunities this gives our staff to directly support them one-on-one by signing up to be e-mentors through the site.

Alongside increased access for young people, Prince’s Trust Online also offers new opportunities for mentors. As an e-mentor individuals have the chance to motivate, guide and support young people through their journey to opening a business, all at a time and pace that suits them.

E-mentoring is one of the most flexible and convenient ways to volunteer with The Trust.