“Enterprising Minds: Enterprise, Further Education and the UK Economy (June 2012)”. A new report published by the “Carnegie UK Trust” explores the attitudes of young people towards enterprise education and the future in a changing economy. It focuses on how students view practical enterprise - starting a business or working self-employed - and the contribution education systems make to the understanding of these work types.
The report draws upon a survey of 1,602 students (aged 16-21) from a total of 17 colleges across the UK. Findings show that: students in Wales and Northern Ireland are more likely to see themselves as starting a business after college compared to their counterparts in England and Scotland. A substantial majority of students involved in enterprise activities, events or courses at college or school found them useful, and most respondents expected to secure full-time employment immediately after college.