In 2012, Appleby partnered with Manx-registered charity Junior Achievement Isle of Man to launch the Appleby Academy
The Academy is an exciting and unique programme aimed at upper sixth form students in the Isle of Man.
Our hope is that this summer placement will help set the winning student apart when applying for a university place or for a job when they leave full time education.
"A great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about what goes on inside such a large organisation."— Matthew Davies, previous Appleby Academy winner
The Appleby Academy is an exciting programme ran by Appleby in partnership with Junior Achievement. Over the course of the 12 week programme, and with the help from an Appleby mentor, students present their ideas on how they would meet a particular business challenge for the chance to win a paid, summer placement with Appleby.
The Academy is aimed at upper sixth form students and seeks to give young people real life experience of working with an international organisation.
A report template is provided once you have signed up to the academy and it is then your role to put forward the best solution to one of these problems.
Each report will be evaluated by a team of markers and the top three reports will be chosen for the next step, a presentation to the judging panel. The three finalists will be invited to Appleby’s office on Athol Street, Douglas to present their ideas to the Panel for the opportunity to win a six week paid summer work placement with Appleby.
To empower students on the Isle of Man to become business minded by engaging them in real life business challenges designed to:
With more and more young people going to university or applying for placements than ever before, school leavers and graduates need something extra to stand out from the crowd to potential employers.
Real life work experience is important whether you want to stay on in education or join the world of work. It shows that you have thought about what you want to do and that you have an idea of what working life is like.
It will also give you a good opportunity to gain useful skills and experience working with a range of people from all sorts of different backgrounds, all key factors which universities and employers will be looking for in your CV or UCAS form.
You will work with your Appleby mentor to solve one of the Appleby business problems.
By a particular set deadline you will be required to submit your business solution to your dedicated mentor who, in conjunction with the markers, will select three finalists to present to the judging panel consisting of Appleby partners and guests.
Each individual student who completes the entire programme will receive a certificate of recognition from Junior Achievement. The winning student will be awarded a paid, summer placement with Appleby (Isle of Man) LLC. All three finalists will also receive a gift from Appleby for taking part in the Academy.
It is not the intention of Appleby to use any ideas generated by students taking part in this scheme for its own financial gain. In the event that Appleby wishes to use a student’s business idea as a part of its strategic plan, recognition will be provided in the form of a reference letter.
The Appleby Academy could help you to:
The winning student will be awarded with a paid work placement scheme at Appleby for the duration of the summer holiday, an experience that will aim to provide you with an insight into the workplace of an international organisation.
The scheme will last for six to ten weeks (depending on the availability of the student concerned) and will give exposure to all areas of the business. Its structure will be agreed between you and Appleby to ensure both get the most value from the experience. You will be anchored to the marketing department who will help you to manage your workload which could include projects within the following business areas:
At the end of the placement you will be required to document the experience and provide thoughts and suggestions on ways it could be improved for future students. In exchange Appleby will provide a written reference which can be used for future employment opportunities or in further education applications.
Complete this application form and send it addressed to:
Junior Achievement Isle of Man
Middle River Industrial Estate
You can also register your interest online at: https://www.jaiom.im/our-programmes/appleby-academy/
Whether you are an Appleby mentor, a teacher or a student, you can find useful information here to download to use as part of the Appleby Academy process.
If you need help downloading any of the documents below or would like to give feedback around Appleby Academy, please e-mail Kezia Lightfoot, Marketing and Business Development Manager.