Are you a Mentor, a Dragon or Both?!

On Wednesday 25 March, the Norwich Opportunity Area and its partners will deliver a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style careers event, where 100 specially chosen Year 12 students in Norwich will be tackling a ‘real-life’ business problem.

But to ensure that this is a huge success we need support from the local business community in two key areas:

  1. We would like a local business to help set the actual challenge!  This can be based on a past issue, or one they are facing now.  Ideally it will be linked to something topical, such as the environment, human rights or something which is relevant to one of the region’s key industries and our young people. The business that sets the task will have the collective brain power of 100 specifically selected students to create a solution.  The business would also be welcome to be one of the dragons on the day and could possibly allow the winning team to visit their business.
  2. We are also looking for a number of business volunteers to mentor a student team.  They will observe the students, provide individual feedback, and help judge their final presentations and performance.

The event is part of the Norwich Opportunity Area’s drive to increase employer engagement and raise the career aspirations of our young people.

If your business has a suitable business challenge, or you can provide the event with a mentor(s) to work with the students, please can you contact

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