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Students across the country are putting their money-making skills to the test by taking part in a £1 million enterprise challenge for charity.
The Prince’s Trust Million Makers challenge, supported by eFinancialCareers – the leading global careers site network for financial professionals - will see students from more than 25 universities including the Sheffield Hallam University, London School of Economics and Leeds Metropolitan competing to raise as much money as possible for the youth charity.

Enterprising students will form teams and run their own mini-enterprises to raise £2,500 per team for The Trust in just one three month term. Students who raise the most cash will win sought-after internships at some of the world’s most successful companies including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, as well as tickets to a star-studded Prince’s Trust event.

Last year, winning students from the University of Kent raised more than £3,000 by holding a student club night and challenging their lecturers to a quiz.

Caroline Barker-Read, a student from the Leeds Trinity and All Saints university team, took part in last year’s challenge, organising a supermarket bag-packing fundraiser and a football tournament to raise the cash. She said:

“The challenge was exciting and different. I learnt so many useful practical business skills such as networking and sales techniques. It was a really worthwhile experience and now my CV looks great.”

James Bennett, Managing Director of eFinancialCareers for EMEA and APAC commented:
“eFinancialCareers is delighted to get involved in this initiative. University Million Makers will develop skills and nurture talent – serving not only to open up valuable opportunities in finance for the best and brightest of UK students, but also benefitting the lives of many disadvantaged young people through the funds raised and the excellent work of The Trust.”

Money raised will give vulnerable young people the skills and confidence to turn their lives around. The Trust is now looking for more budding business brains to get involved.

For more information about Million Makers go to www.princes-trust.org.uk/millionmakers and to sign up call 020 7543 1250 or email [email protected].



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Notes to Editors
• Youth charity The Prince's Trust helps change young lives. It gives practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. It works with 14- to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.

• The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped more than 600,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each working day. More than three in four young people The Trust helped last year moved into work, education or training.

• Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at www.princes-trust.org.uk or on 0800 842 842.


For further media information, please contact:
Annabel Kirk at The Prince’s Trust
Tel: 020 7543 1318; email: [email protected]
About eFinancialCareers
eFinancialCareers, a Dice Holdings, Inc. company, is the leading global career site network for professionals working in the investment banking, asset management and securities industries. The website provides financial services professionals with job opportunities, job market news and analysis, salary surveys and career advice. Recruiters and employers can post jobs targeting specific sectors within the financial services industry, both buy-side and sell-side, and can search the resume database for highly qualified and specialized professionals. eFinancialCareers has a network of co-branded career sites with industry-leading trade publications and offers local websites in 18 markets and five languages primarily across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. www.eFinancialCareers.co.uk
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