Top of the class, the tycoons of the futureAug 29, 2013
The College teamed up with the television tycoon last September. Over the past 12 months students have set up their own companies ranging from a floristry and an IT service consultancy to a retail clothing company.
The course has been designed to support students while encouraging and engaging them in networking events and successfully going head-to-head with other PJEA students at other colleges in national and local competitions.
Work experience in businesses including global watches, clothes and accessories giant Fossil and regional Frosts Garden Centre have also provided students with an insight into working in a professional environment.
Following the graduation, a number of the students will be continuing to expand and grow their businesses in Media, Photography and IT Support sectors. Successful graduate Matthew Pickering pictured with Peter Jones says: “Studying for the Peter Jones Academy Level 3 Diploma has taught me how to run my business successfully.
“My knowledge base and business acumen has been developed and fine-tuned through the hands-on work experience I have received as a result of all the projects and challenges I’ve had to lead on, my work experience at the global electronics company Bosch and from the expert tutors who have taught me this year.”
Matthew is pictured receiving his diploma from Peter Jones at Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden.
Peter Jones said: “The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy graduation is always such a highlight for me and it is fantastic to celebrate the next generation of entrepreneurs as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.
“hese are the ones to watch, the young people who will be changing the world.”