Junior Achievement Young Enterprise, Company Programme

Junior Achievement Young Enterprise, Company Programme

Junior Achievement Young Enterprise, Company Programme (C006) is an Enrichment Programme Unit for students who have an idea and want to make it happen.

Any student from any background who is interested in trying entrepreneurship may join this programme. Also known as JAYE, the company programme is for students who would like to try their hand at managing a company, who enjoy networking and being creative and for students who are interested in developing soft skills.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • plan and manage events and meetings
  • apply and analyse information gathered accordingly
  • engage in small group participation & lead small group activities
  • build awareness of social enterprise concepts
  • respond & have awareness to social causes
  • divide & delegate work, enhance team work and collaboration
  • debate
  • build financial literacy
  • pitch, present & communicate to different people
  • have hands on knowledge on communicating with stakeholders, customer service, marketing and sales techniques
  • compile reports and necessary documentation
  • use technology & resources to facilitate operations
  • think critically & make use of mind-mapping & brainstorming
  • manage time more effectively and work under pressure
  • speak & present in front of an audience
  • develop professional etiquette and communication.

21st century skills addressed in the unit:

  • Scientific literacy 
  • ICT literacy 
  • Financial literacy 
  • Cultural & Civic literacy 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Creativity 
  • Communication 
  • Collaboration 
  • Curiosity 
  • Initiative 
  • Persistence 
  • Adaptability 
  • Leadership 
  • Social & Cultural awareness

Duration and frequency of sessions

1 hour every week


Total duration of the EPU

80 hours


Proposed day and time

Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00. This may be changed according to the members timetable.


Marks earned

Maximum marks possibly earned in this EPU: 30 marks 


Further details

Students in the JAYE Company Program are to commit to:

  • At least one weekly meeting with the team
  • Participate in the workshops held by JAYE Malta or the EP Coordinator, typically taking place on a Saturday
  • Participate in all the events organised by JAYE (Business Plan Competition, Product Launch, Getting to Market, Semi Finals and Finals of the Competition)
  • Keep regular contact with the Business Advisor and Link Teacher
  • Keep the deadlines of the different tasks highlighted by JAYE Malta and the EP Coordinator

Additional benefits

  • Students participating will be making new contacts in the Entrepreneurship field.
  • Students can sit for the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass and obtain a certificate.
  • Students will receive certification on participation of the Company Program from JAYE Malta. This certification will give extra credentials on a CV.
  • Upon 80% of completion, students can gain the Non-Formal Award (MQF Level 3) in JAYE Malta Company Program.
  • Internships are also made available for participating students. 
  • This program can be used for the SOK Project (after confirmation of the SOK coordinator/tutor).



  • Students are to be committed throughout the JAYE Company Program. 
  • Opportunities and certifications are issued upon completion of the full programme. 


Registration/Participation fees 

No fees with Junior College however there is a small fee with JAYE Malta to cover training, ESP Exam and other materials. The JAYE fee is typically €35 - the amount may vary from one year to another. Write to the coordinator to confirm the amount. 


EP Coordinator

Mr Roberto Calleja


Listen to the episode about the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise, Company Programme from the Junior College radio programme mill-Kulleġġ:
(the episode is in the Maltese language)  

Need more information?
Contact the EP coordinator.