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Creating Enterprising New Zealanders


Young Enterprise Trust is dedicated to growing a more prosperous New Zealand through enterprise. Our aim is to ensure all New Zealand students participate in experiential enterprise education and financial literacy programmes.

We work with schools all over the country and connect with close to 50,000 students each year. Our first programme, the Young Enterprise Scheme, began in 1981. Since then we have created a suite of enterprise programmes which give students the chance to learn about their community in an authentic and engaging context.

Our enterprise programmes can be used from Year 1 right through to Year 13, and there are a number of competitions which encourage students to take part. We also have a range of financial education resources which can be used in both primary and secondary classrooms.

All of our programmes and resources are aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum and are developed partnership with experienced teachers.

The Young Enterprise Scheme has opened doors of possibility for me that I never knew existed, it has given me an experience in a world where most people can only dream to be. I have learnt first-hand about the way to run a business at a young age and this will enable me to further my career in business and lead me to the future.”

- Joanne Peters, Student, New Plymouth Girls’ High School


Want to find out more?

Check out our range of enterprise programmes and financial education resources.

Teachers are welcome to sign up with us for free access to our Resource Centre.

If you have questions, you can get in touch with our team.