Raising the bar on youth employability
What? ESP is an international qualification that certifies that students (15-19 years old) have had a real entrepreneurship experience and have gained the necessary knowledge, competences and skills to start a venture of their own or be successfully employed. ESP includes a full-year in-school mini-company experience; an assessment tool where students reflect on their competences as they progress through the year; an examination of business, economics and ﬁnancial knowledge.
Why? Benefit from a certified standard that meets the requirements for qualified employees, and help ensure the employability of youth - tomorrow’s workers.
How? By choosing the solution that best suits your organisation: Engage, Support or Recognise
ENGAGE: Become a volunteer
Engage your company's human capital and expertise by: coaching or mentoring; sharing your expertise through on-site or online presentations; or join the jury of a competition.
SUPPORT: Sponsor a student
Support ESP participants with individual donations sponsoring the exam fee (€35,00 excl. VAT).
RECOGNISE: Open a door to further opportunities
Recognise achievement by offering successful ESP candidates further opportunities in the form of: further training; work experience; or start-up support.
These are 3 of the main ways to endorse ESP, but every agreement can be customised according to the need of the companies or institutions interested.