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Raising aspirations

Published on: 31 Jan 2017


MORE than 2,000 students from east Bristol converged on the University of the West of England for the annual Raising Aspirations careers event.

Year 9 students from twelve different schools within and outside the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) took part in the two-day event.

Students listened to key note speakers, took part in workshops and sought help, advice and information from the fifty companies and higher education organisations exhibiting there.

These included Airbus, the British Army, Bristol City FC, DAC Beachcroft, Burges Salmon University of the West of England, Rolls Royce and Avon and Somerset Police.

Tim Holmes, advice and guidance leader at Bristol Metropolitan Academy, said: “Being inspired and having high aspirations is what this event was all about. Providing good quality information and opportunities to talk to employers and hear about the many different pathways open to young people, continues to encourage the careers and employability agenda in schools."

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