Exploring Enterprise

Exploring Enterprise Programme (EEP) is a free programme which provides an insight into starting a business or allows you to take the first steps to gaining employment.

You do not need to have a business idea to join.

The programme offers mentoring and training at a pace tailored to your needs and you have the opportunity to work towards achieving a CCEA Level 1 Qualification in Understanding Business Enterprise.

You will be provided with one to one mentoring with an experienced business advisor in areas such as:

• Marketing
• Financial Planning
• Introduction to HMRC
• Job searching/assisting in writing of job applications
• CV design / development
• Searching for further education courses or other relevant training

To be eligible for this programme you must be:

• Aged 16 or over
• Legally able to reside and work in the UK
• Unemployed/inactive or working/studying less than 16 hours per week; and
• Not participating in any other government funded programme

If this sounds like this is the course for you, then please select the above region to find your nearest Local Enterprise Agency or contact Shirelle on 028 7776 3555.

How Exploring Enterprise helped Gareth overcome barriers to self-employment

His Story Having been in an accident previously and as a result, becoming an amputee, I had been out of work for a while. During this time I started to help a friend with his books and decided that I would like to do my book keeping qualifications and start up my own business. So, I completed SAGE Level 1-3 but was not sure if the direction I was going in was the right direction.

How Exploring Enterprise helped profoundly deaf Ruth grow her confidence and self esteem to start her own business

Ruth always dreamed of setting up her own children’s nursery and had been volunteering for Ballyclare Family Focus at the time and seen a real need for this so that was the start of her journey. Her heart was telling her what she needed to do but her head was telling her that she had no business skills and did not know anything about starting a business. This is where Exploring Enterprise intervened

LEDCOM EEP Celebration event

LEDCOM hosted a  fantastic celebration event on June 13th for their amazing Exploring Enterprise 3 participants who achieved a QCF qualification in Understanding Business Enterprise.

This is an Enterprise Northern Ireland initiative which is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020,
the Department for the Economy and Local Enterprise Agencies

   

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Enterprise Northern Ireland would like to also recognise the financial support received from the following councils for the Exploring Enterprise Programme (EEP) :