We have a crisis! A situation that needs to be addressed for our future generations. It is a depressing fact that over 25% of young people under the age of 21 are unemployed. Within the North East alone there is a real prospect that many will never be able to find work. At the same time industry complains that it is unable to recruit young people with the skills necessary to fill vacancies.

The solution has to lie with the business community and this is where the PIE Project begins. Connecting businesses with schools will give our children the career guidance that is really needed, qualification alternatives, and different paths that they may follow. Ultimately, inspiring them and teaching them about enterprise early on; giving them the relevance that is needed for their futures.

For a taste of what we have achieved including our impact and outcomes please download ourĀ PIE Project 8 Page Feature.

The BIG PIE Graduation Ceremony takes place Thursday 13th July sign up here.


“We would like to thank everyone who has been involved – pupils, staff, businesses, members of the community – who have pulled together to ensure that this enterprise is a great success. By working together, we can ensure that the children have the skills, drive and confidence for entering the workplace and improving their employability”

–Steve Gittins
(Head Teacher Tyneview Primary School)

“A truly remarkable project, the children now have the business skills and confidence which will set them up for the future”

–Sir John Hall