New Entrepreneurs Foundation

We develop the entrepreneurial leaders of the future

Applications are open until 30th March - Apply today

Because some ideas just won't wait.

Because you see opportunity everywhere. Because you're passionate about innovation and growth. Because you question everything. Because you're always looking for new solutions to common problems. Because you are an entrepreneur.

The New Entrepreneurs Foundation is the UK’s leading entrepreneurial development programme and we want to meet you.

Applications close at midnight on 30th March, though we assess all applications on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the earlier we can inform you if you are through to the next round.

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The programme

We work with bright young people who have big ideas and big ambition. NEF offers aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to gain hands-on work experience in some of the UK’s leading high growth companies. These unique placements support a formal learning programme in entrepreneurship and start-up skills that gives you everything you need to launch your own business.

NEF provides you with a personal coach, expert mentoring and access to an unparalleled business network to deliver a unique development opportunity. The bespoke NEF programme has been designed to help you fulfil your potential. We are on a mission to develop the entrepreneurial leaders of the future. If you want to continue your education by building something you care about, read on.

Work placement

A paid work-placement with a high-growth start-up

Learning & development

A fast-track programme to give you the skills to start your own start-up

Coaching & mentoring

Regular meetings with an executive coach and business mentors for a whole year


Inspiring speakers and networking


Opportunities to give back to society

Your NEF year - What to expect

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Contact NEF

We're here to help and love to hear from you. If you have any questions about the programme or the application process, do get in touch.


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