Inspiring students to succeed through enterprise.
We have an impressive track record in inspiring groups of pupils of all ages to get involved with business initiatives to prepare them for life after Lincoln Minster School.
The Business Department also has links with local businesses and has hosted successful events, including an accountancy skills morning and economics conference.
Our 2017 Business and Economics Conference invited pupils to learn about the local and broader business world, network with local professionals and benefit from a range of notable speakers, including talks from the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Software Europe, Barclays and the University of Lincoln.
Tycoons in Schools
Inspiring the next generation of budding entrepreneurs to get involved in business.
Year 8 and 9 pupils have the opportunity to take part in ‘Tycoons in Schools’, a national business enterprise competition run by the Peter Jones Foundation.
Pupils apply for a loan from the foundation to set up their business and compete against other team nationally.
Business, Accounting and Skills in Education (BASE)
A unique and exciting experience, students are able to engage in a business challenge that enables them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
Pupils involved in this competition in previous years have enjoyed success and even had potential job offers after they had completed university from the BBC!
Young Enterprise Scheme
Young Enterprise helps young people learn about business and the workplace in the classroom under the guidance of volunteer mentors from the world of business.
Participation in Young Enterprise undoubtedly adds to a CV, encouraging young people to hone the employability skills they need – such as teamwork, practical thinking, punctuality and business-like behaviour – to succeed in the world of work.
Our pupils have enjoyed ongoing success in this competition.
IFS Student Investor Challenge
Supported by Bloomberg, FTSE and AXA Investment Managers, the challenge gives pupils the opportunity to work in teams to buy and sell shares on the stock market – the money they use is virtual but it is based on the actual FTSE.
Previous participants have reached the national semi-finals.
Steve Burnett – Class of 2012
Specialist importer and merchant for Wines of Slovenia.
“I chose not to go to university, but instead, enter straight into the workplace. I worked in a hotel as a sommelier, a winemaker’s assistant, a Wine Advisor for one of the country’s largest mail order wine companies, a manager of a wine merchants, before ending up with my own business, Corkhaus Ltd.
“As my business grows, as too does the demand from a dynamic and increasingly engrossed market.”
Katherine Austin – Class of 2002
Strategic Operations Manager.
“As well as independence, resilience, negotiating skills and strategic problem solving skills, Lincoln Minster School provided me with friendships which have lasted a lifetime.
“I am working as a Strategic Operations Manager and in the future I intend to focus on international business growth.”