Our Stories

Luke Astill-Boardman
I turned down University to become an Apprentice.
It felt like an entirely new chapter of my life and, just as I expected, the course was amazing.
The Academy helped me realise that there is an alternative to university.
I worked as hard as I possibly could at the Academy and was always fascinated by and enthusiastic about every activity on the course.
Ayo Jenyo
My childhood dream was to set up my own business. And now I'm an entrepreneur.
As a young entrepreneur myself, I’m keen to provide opportunities to other young people.
Peter Jones CBE with Rosie Burr
I'm an acrobatic gymnast and the Academy gave me the confidence and skills to run my own gymnastics business.
I suddenly felt that after 12 years in education I was finally fulfilling my desire to learn real business.
The Peter Jones enterprise academy gave me the skills and guidance needed to start my own business. At 20 I now run a successful recruitment company.
I believe that life is what you make of it.
I actually decided not to go to university and endeavoured into business straight from the Academy. I'm now currently positioned as the account director of a million pound business.
I am both shocked and thrilled to have set up a business so young. The benefits of attending the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy took me by surprise.
I am so glad I joined the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. It’s certainly the best decision I have ever made.
I decided to join the Academy in order to explore entrepreneurship in a more hands-on environment.
I have always wanted to create something that screams passion, and studying at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy was a key element that supported me throughout this journey.
I could hardly wait to meet fellow budding entrepreneurs, discuss business ideas and create my own successful company.
Being part of the Academy has enabled me to express myself with confidence.
I am thrilled to be the 2014 National Entrepreneur of the Year winner.
Peter Jones CBE with Nathan Dore
As a young single father, I wanted more skills to improve my prospects and give my daughters the security they needed.
Peter Jones CBE with Jane Flowerdew
I have two children and was made redundant in 2007. I always dreamt of starting my own business, but didn't know how.
I'm determined to never stop learning and the Level 5 Apprenticeship is the perfect next step to allow me to do this after graduating from the Academy.

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