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Can you win over the dragons? Call for young business brains to take part in challenge

Dacorum Dragon's Apprentice: Kings Langley School raised the most money and took the overall title in March 2014

Dacorum Dragon's Apprentice: Kings Langley School raised the most money and took the overall title in March 2014

The third annual Dacorum Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge is calling on young business brains to step up to the plate.

Connect Dacorum is once again organising the initiative, which last year saw almost 50 schools across Herts taking part and raised more than £83,000. Dacorum-based charities received more than £11,500 in the spoils, with ten teams from the borough finishing the challenge which sees sixth form students turning £100 into £1,000 with business-savvy ideas.

This year, Connect Dacorum hopes that all of Dacorum’s schools, including private schools, take part and enter teams of up to eight ‘Apprentices’ from Year 12.

The organisation is also seeking representatives from up to 15 Dacorum businesses to act as the ‘Dragons’ in the scheme.

Connect Dacorum’s Cindy Withey said: “Getting involved in the Dragons Apprentice Challenge provides a cost effective, engaging opportunity for staff development and training. It creates an opportunity for a company to demonstrate it’s CSR credentials enhancing their reputation in the community, and promoting staff satisfaction, motivation and retention. It also provides an opportunity to work with young people who may become your employees of the future.”

The challenge starts in October and culminates in a finals evening at the end of March.

To take part as a Dragon, or provide sponsorship support, or find out more about taking part, email cindy.withey@dacorum.gov.uk

 

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