'You're Hired!' is a business challenge, issued to 17 year olds across Plymouth by a number of local, national and international businesses, challenging them to solve commercial problems in a creative and strategic manner. You're Hired! endeavours to cover all of the secondary schools in Plymouth each year in a bid to find "Plymouth's Most Employable 17 Year Old" along with many other awards.
The first round of the selection process starts with the heats - one per school. Each heat lasts for one school day and typically involves two different employers running their own short challenge. Participants take part in teams, but it is the best few individuals from each heat who progress to the Final. The Final takes place over two very intense days in the summer. Finalists are divided into teams again and have to work together to solve a technically demanding challenge. The Final is supported by the 'Making an Impact Workshop' - a fantastic day of support, that takes place before the final. The workshop gives students the basic skills they need to impress the judges in the competition, but also their future employers in the real world.