Over half of Britain’s young people have started or thought about starting a business. This is a trend that has more to do with what they see everyday on the likes of TikTok than what they learn in the classroom. After all, most young people are being taught nothing at all about the world of work – let alone the first thing the need for starting a business.
It’s not just young people who prize entrepreneurial skills: employers do too. To coincide with the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship report calling on the government to prioritize itwe coordinated a letter to back the findings, which hundreds of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs and educators have signed.
The APPG report was supported by finnCap. As Sam Smith, group CEO of finnCap, says: “I have worked with programs that teach entrepreneurship