Raising Aspirations: crucial careers advice for teenagers

March 03 2018

MORE than 2,000 students attended the annual Raising Aspirations careers event at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus.

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MORE  than 2,000 students attended the annual Raising Aspirations careers event at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus.

High quality careers information, advice and guidance was provided for Year 9 students from 14 secondary schools within and outside the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF).

More than sixty companies and higher education organisations exhibited at the event, which was organised by Tim Holmes, from Bristol Metropolitan Academy in Fishponds, with Gill Carter, consultant for Bristol City Council.

The Royal Navy, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers FC, DAC Beachcroft, Burges Salmon, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Avon and Somerset Police were some of the organisations involved, as well as further and higher education organisations who were available to talk about post-16 opportunities. 

Civil Service volunteers delivered employability skills workshops to help students make the links between careers and employment. 

Mr Holmes said: “Being inspired and having high aspirations is what this event is all about.”