Mentoring Emerging Entrepreneurs at MetLife

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22 budding entrepreneurs from 6th class at St. James’s CBS primary school visited MetLife Europe Limited’s newly-expanded Dublin office on March 2nd where they pitched  business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists a.k.a  MetLife’s team of volunteer dragons. Helping … Read More

Career Academies 2015-16 ‘Meet & Greet’

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Over 50 Career Academies mentors and students met for the first time to embark on the 18 month-long mentoring process, which is a core focus of our Career Academies programme at the ‘Meet & Greet’ for 2015-16. AXA Insurance generously hosted … Read More

Fierce Competition for Leinster Crown

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10 emerging enterprises driven by over 50 Transition Year students from schools in Dublin and Kildare participated in the 2014-15 Leinster regional final of the Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition on Tuesday, March 18th. An intense day of competition was hosted by Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) at their HQ on Pearse Street, Dublin 2.  

The judging panel comprising Emma Ledden, LinkedIn; Louise Maguire, CAI, and Eain Jones, AOL was really impressed with the entrepreneurial flair and particularly the level of preparation invested by the students, their teachers and mentors to ensure they presented their enterprises in the best possible light. It was obvious that the teams had worked hard to take full advantage of the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial talent. The regional final is a real test of nerve as each team must participate in an interview with the judging panel and also make a public presentation in front of their fellow student entrepreneurs, the judges and other invited guests. Each of the young entrepreneurs rose to the challenge of having their business acumen tested by the panel of judges and represented their schools and families with great distinction.  

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Young Futures: Promoting Employability with Barclays

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  Natalie Rule, Barclays, invites students from Warrenmount Presentation Secondary School to participate in trial interviews hosted at the Barclays office5 Million Young Futures is a global initiative comprising the investment of financial resources as well as the professional time and … Read More

MetLife LifeChangers Initiative

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Junior Achievement Ireland is delighted to have been chosen to partner with the MetLife Foundation to train and support Dublin-based staff in their contributions to the MetLife LifeChangers initiative and their efforts to inspire young minds in local schools. Pictured … Read More

PM Group Hosts Mount Seskin Community College

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PM Group is celebrating its second year of partnering with Junior Achievement Ireland. To mark the occasion, 2nd Year students from Mount Seskin Community College recently paid a visit to the international engineering company in their Dublin office. The students … Read More

Clondalkin Students Count4Success!

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In partnership with Fidelity Investments and Xilinx, a very successful Count4Success event was hosted on 10th February 2015 at Xilinx. Count4Success is a fun, hands-on maths workshop showing students how maths is part of everyday life. All of the activities … Read More

Bright Futures at Central Bank

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On 27th November, 42 budding financiers from City Quay and Rutland Street primary schools visited the Central Bank on Dame Street to complete their Junior Achievement programmes in appropriate fashion.

Central Bank volunteers Caroline Rowe and Anthony Horrigan delivered the Our Community and Our City programmes to the students from the two schools over a five week period. The students were thrilled to find out that a special trip to the Central Bank was on the cards once they completed their programmes!

CentralBankSusan Quinn, Rutland Street NS; Governor Patrick Honohan; Olwen O’Connor Maguire, City Quay N.S. & Helen Raftery Junior Achievement Ireland.

On their arrival at the Central Bank, the students were escorted to the 7th floor, where they got a panoramic view of the city – an impressive and appropriate setting in which to receive their certificates of achievement from Governor Patrick Honohan, who made a special appearance to welcome the students.

Michael, one of the students from Rutland Street gave an impromptu but impressive overview to the governor of all the important things he had learned over the course of the Our City programme including savings, facts about interest rates and opening a bank account!

Great Volunteers at Gas Networks Ireland Celebrated!

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On the 12th January the achievements of Dublin-based Gas Networks Ireland volunteers was the cause of celebration. In the 2013-14 school year 29 volunteers inspired and motivated 620 students in 22 schools facilitating Junior Achievement programmes and the Gas Networks … Read More