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Aspirations Employability Project

The Aspirations Employability Portfolio© (AEP) aims to provide awareness of work, including a good understanding of the nature of different businesses, along with the development of skills such as time management, project management, team work and leadership, communications and presentations skills.

The aim is to provide students with a broad experience of the changing world of work and develop innovation and entrepreneurship. The programme involves visits, access to role models, mentored projects, mock interviews and relevant hands-on activities. On leaving school or college at the age of 18 or 19 we expect our students to either gain employment, go to university, start an apprenticeship or to start-up their own company.

The Aspirations Academies Trust Post 16 Aspirations Employability Portfolio©

The Aspirations Academies Trust expects all post-16 students at Aspirations Academies to develop work readiness by experiencing a two year Aspirations Portfolio programme.  The Aspirations Portfolio will help each individual student to develop the range of skills and capabilities required for success in today’s global world.

In 2017 there will be 576,754 eighteen year olds leaving school with at least 2 A Levels/Level 3 BTECs and competing for jobs, apprenticeships and university places.

There is also an increasingly widening  skills gap.

There are over 1 million 16-24 year olds out of work in Britain, yet there are many available careers in the science, engineering, digital, technical and medical industries.

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