A former Brooke Weston student has returned to help out Sixth Formers on the Young Enterprise scheme. Katie Larkin left here after A Levels in 2005 and, after taking an accounting and finance degree, she now works as a management accountant at RS Components.
Ms Larkin has volunteered to mentor a group of Sixth Formers who have set up and are running their own business selling kits; one containing stationery and a booklet to help students making the transition from primary to secondary school, and the other aimed at GCSE students who are taking exams.
Ms Larkin said: ‘As soon as I knew they were looking for the next lot of young enterprise mentors I couldn’t wait to volunteer. When I was doing my business studies A Level I thought I want to be one of those people that come back into school to help students.
‘It is about making sure that they have thought of all the eventualities rather than just jumping on an idea and running with it. It is taking it back to basics. It is their project and that is something that I am really aware of but I really want them to not rush into decisions, to really think about all the possible impacts, all the areas the business is going to have and then hopefully get to the finals. I am so excited to be back at school, I am quite a passionate person about what I do and about inspiring people. I really want to be back year on year if they will have me!’