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Young Apprentice 2020/21 Finalists Announced

March 18, 2021: The tussle for S J Global Investments Young Apprentice 2020/21 campaign nears its end, with the group announcing today that they have decided on the following finalists: Aaron King (29), Francis Innocent (19), and Christina Banjo (33) will progress on to the finals and get a chance to win the grand prize worth a whopping £50,000 in-kind, which includes an all-expense-paid 5-day return trip to the S J Global office in Dubai.

Aaron King presented a compelling property and construction proposal to our panel of expert judges. Paul van der Hulks, CEO of S J Global Investments and judge said it’s a possible game-changer for future generations. Christina Banjo made quite the impression with her knowledge of luxury goods and fashion markets; and finally, the extremely charismatic Francis Innocent left the judges eager to hear more about his apparel and sportswear brand TFN. We’re very excited to see these bright-young mind bring their A-game!

What Is S J Global Young Apprentice?

The S J Global Young Apprentice 2020/21 campaign launched in Winter 2020 and was open to young adults between the ages of 18 to 35. The program was established to reward upcoming entrepreneurs with an opportunity to take their businesses from being mere start-ups to full-scale brands.

Shortly after announcing its launch in September 2020, S J Global received much phenomenal response for the Young Apprentice 2020/21 competition. After an extensive screening of candidates, the company shortlisted ten candidates who have since been at loggerheads for the ultimate title, displaying excellent business ideas in the process.

With more young people facing unemployment considering the economic crisis and small businesses struggling to find funding for their operational costs, S J Global Investment’s apprentice program, 2020, could not have come at a better time. The Young Apprentice program at S J Global investments competition is looking to elevate one deserved winner onto its organization. The Young Apprentice program’s ideal winner will be a candidate who is passionate about entrepreneurship and understands business. The definitive winner is also expected to have a positive attitude to learn and work as a team.

The live final is taking place at S J Global’s Stratford Office on Wednesday, March 24. The event is fully compliant with current Covid-19 restrictions. If you’d like to watch the event for free, sign-up for the Livestream on S J Global’s Facebook page here.

Young Apprentice 2020/21 Grand Prize

  • Desk Space for 2 persons at any S J Global Office for a year
  • 20 hours of one-on-one mentoring from the S J Global executive team to learn about business and entrepreneurship.
  • 6-page website.
  • An all-expense-paid trip to S J Global’s Dubai office. Includes accommodation with bed and breakfast.
  • An in-depth Business Plan and Cash-Flow Forecast covering the next 5 years.
  • Press release
  • Assistance with a business launch with a maximum of 12 people (drinks and refreshments).
  • Black Book of exclusive business contacts within a specific industry.
  • Business stationery, logo, business cards value.
  • 10x Business coaching sessions.
  • Photoshoot with a professional photographer.

About S J Global Investments

S J Global Investments Worldwide Ltd is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple investment verticals that include property and real estate management. S J Global works with strategic partners across all verticals and is shortly to launch a Joint Venture multi-faceted financial services group in Sri Lanka.

The company is passionate about helping young entrepreneurs with career opportunities. Over the years, the S J Global Young Apprentice program has proven a successful route towards achieving that goal.

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