Teen launches own careers advice service

After feeling that careers advice in schools was not good enough, a 17-year-old from Derbyshire launched his own service, Young Professionals, to fill the gap in the market.

Dan Miller is working with business leaders to create £6,000 courses that he plans to sell to schools.

Dan said: “At school, the main focus is exams and grades, and there is a lack of information available on business acumen. Schools aren’t providing the right careers service and getting students business-ready. I’m working with business mentors to develop courses that will give students the information and advice that they need.”

On June 30th, the company will hold a business forum for young entrepreneurs who are still in education and want to make it big in the business world.

He said: “This is a chance for young entrepreneurs to learn the tricks of the trade from top professionals and how to succeed in the setting up and running of a business. They will be able to quiz a panel of business professionals and get a real insight into the different aspects of the career they are in and what it took to get them there. By connecting young students with industry experts, it will allow them to collect up a reputable database of professional contacts. There will be a networking session.”

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