17.02.14 Lady Margaret’s School, Fulham, says ‘YOU’RE HIRED’ to former apprentice star Jamie Lester
17th February 2014
Lady Margaret’s School, Fulham, says ‘YOU’RE HIRED’ to former apprentice star Jamie Lester
Former Apprentice star, Jamie Lester, is promoting young business entrepreneurship as he heads up the Year 9 Enterprise Scheme at the Lady Margaret School, Fulham, which has now incorporated the scheme into its official curriculum.
Jamie set up the Enterprise Scheme back in 2012 – setting pupils the task of researching, marketing, creating and selling their products in school. After now proving to be an illustrious success, the school asked Jamie back to evaluate this year’s pupil’s plans and sales strategies, as well as act as a ‘business investor’ throughout the process and offer advice and talk about his experience in the business world.
Jamie is recreating the ‘’The Apprentice’’ BBC British reality television series in which, the students will have the opportunity to compete for the chance to sell their idea and creation to 2010 semi-finalist. The team who designs the best jewellery range (judged by Jamie) will be given the prospect to sell their collection in school for profit, with a contribution to the school charity.
Jamie comments: “The once traditional schooling of mathematics, science and technology is becoming somewhat outdated in terms of how we prepare the younger generation for today’s fast paced business world. This scheme illustrates how ‘practical’ tasks help to ensure that pupils use an array of skills i.e. maths, business and teamwork – skills that are invaluable when it comes to the world of work. We should endeavour to continue and encourage the entrepreneurialism in children, who could be our business leaders of tomorrow.
Jamie adds: “It is such an honour to mentor these bright young people. It is essential for students to feel inspired and able to turn their talents and ideas into reality.’’
Since leaving the apprentice Jamie has set up his own business, Haus Properties, who are currently marketing a range of properties (for both sale and rent) in the Fulham & Chiswick area. For further information, please visit www.hausproperties.co.uk or call: 020 7751 0400.
Haus Properties (www.hausproperties.co.uk) is an award winning property agency set up by entrepreneur and former Apprentice finalist, Jamie Lester, in 2011 with the aim of turning traditional estate agency on its head. Haus prides itself on its open and honest service and innovative technology that gives vendors access to an online journal, meaning they can keep track of what is happening with their property at all times. There are currently offices in Fulham and Chiswick, and plans for further London offices in future.
Haus Properties offers property for sale and rent, as well as a property management service for Landlords. It is fully regulated by the Office of Fair Trading and the Property Ombudsman.
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