Business Mentor

Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JAYE) Malta Foundation has been involved in the field of Entrepreneurship Education for over 25 years. Participants are given a unique hands-on experience through the planning, creation and setting-up of their own business venture. Such an experience allows them to gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to become successfully employed and enter the world of entrepreneurship with confidence. 

The Start Up Programme guides university level students aged 19 – 30 years through various stages of the establishment of an enterprise. These range from idea generation of a product/service concept, to market research and development of a business plan. The ultimate goal is to prepare participants to pitch their investment proposal to a panel of potential business investors. This experience brings participants in front of business practitioners to gain first-hand insight into self-employment, business creation, risk taking, and coping with adversity. 

We are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals to form part of our business advisor programme for both our post-secondary and tertiary level programmes; ideal for middle-to-senior management staff, the opportunity offered will help develop further a broad spectrum of business management skills, whilst sharing know-how and mentoring a number of energetic and hard-working youth. JAYE Malta will provide the necessary materials and coaching to advisors participating in the respective programmes.

HOW TO BECOME A BUSINESS MENTOR

The main objective of the Business Mentor is to guide participants in the development of their business acumen through an enriching experience based on the ‘learning by doing’ process that JAYE programmes encourage. The business mentor provides the knowledge, skills, time and above all, enthusiasm to inspire participants towards a path of excellence by developing their team-working, decision-making, problem solving, priority management and, communication skills amongst others. This is done through the process of generating an innovative business concept that is to be transformed into a commercially viable investment proposal.

 

Throughout this programme the following approximate number of contact hours with the students, are recommended:

90 mins p/week October – December                                                                    23 hours

120 mins p/week January – May                                                                             40 hours

Presence during events                                                                                               32 hours

 

Volunteers engaged as Business Mentors are:

  • Business owners/entrepreneurs or senior management employees in companies;
  • To be present at team meetings and also communicate with the students online;
  • A source of practical advice, experience, encouragement and motivation throughout the year;
  • Role models

 

To learn more about how you can be part of this rewarding experience contact Ms Sophie Back on 21244991 or email sback@youngenterprise.org.mt