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Dec 11, 2015

YES Student Impact Report

Recently we surveyed 464 of our 2015 The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme students. Here's what they had to say.


The 2015 YES Student Survey shows the specific feedback from students about the difference that completing YES made to their lives.The survey measures both the business skills and the life skills students learnt through completing the YES programme. Check out the full report here.


Students reported that top skills learnt were:

  • Business Planning 80%
  • Sales & Marketing 74%
  • Presentation skills 65%
  • Market research 64%


They got the entrepreneurial spirit

  • 75% inspired to set up their own company


It helped them choose their pathways

  • 79% either changed their pathway or YES reinforced what pathway they already had in mind


Students learnt critical work-ready skills.  Skills employers are looking for according to the Economist report

  • 85% teamwork
  • 79% communication
  • 76% making decisions
  • 68% time management
  • 65% problem solving
  • 65% leadership


But most importantly, developed the most critical life skill there is

  • 92% confidence