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May 4, 2022

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Staffordshire Ignite Programme

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce have received some funding from Staffordshire County Council to launch our Ignite Programme to 16-18 year old students across Staffordshire.

The Ignite Programme will look to support any student to consider starting a business as a potential career option for the future through a range of free support including:-

Ignite Platform – our online learning platform which provides short videos and activities to teach students the basics skills to start and run their own businesses. It can be completed during their own time and at their own pace and has already been used by over 600 students.

Ignite Enterprise Workshop – our bespoke online workshops, delivered over 5 sessions by an experienced business advisor, that will give students an in-depth insight in starting and running their own business covering topics such as personal confidence, finding your customers, finances and business planning, marketing and a recap and next steps.

Workshop sessions planned for students are as follows:-

Every Friday starting on 24th June 2022 – 09:30am until 13:30pm.

1st August 2022 – 5th August 2022 – 09:30am until 13:30pm

We can provide schools with any lesson plans or marketing materials to promote the programme to students in their schools and we are happy to talk to any schools about further details.

The programme has been piloted in Colleges across Staffordshire, with nearly 7000 students signing up to get involved over the past 2 years!

If schools would like to find out more information about the Ignite Programme, then please contact

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen