SLOUGH ASPIRE NEWS
My experience placement at Slough Aspire POSTED BY Natalia Orlowska, November 2019
Hello, my name is Kashif Habib I am studying A-levels at Ditton Park Academy and have come to do work experience at Slough Aspire where there have been a variety of interesting and not so interesting times. When I found out I was to be at Slough Aspire for the week and the job title was event management, I assumed I would be moving around furniture, cleaning and talking to other people. At intervals I have moved furniture and prepared refreshments for clients but not for much of the time.
Slough Aspire Apprentice quizzes MEPs on Brexit impact POSTED BY Natalia Orlowska, November 2019
As Brexit negotiations go to wire one Langley College Business Admin Apprentice has been to Brussels to meet key MEPs and European Commission staff. Natalia Orlowska, who is based in Slough Aspire, made the trip to the EU Headquarters to explore the opportunities offered to Apprentices through schemes funded by the European Parliament. Natalia joined a small group of apprentices as part of an initiative organised by Judith Bunting, the MEP representing the South East of England.
My week at Slough Aspire POSTED BY Hassan Raza, November 2019
When I first found out that I would be doing my work experience with Slough Aspire, who host events at their venue, I pretty much instantly assumed it would be a week of moving tables and carrying tea. While I did end up setting up tables a grand total of once during the week, I was surprised by the variety of the jobs I had. Rather than menial tasks that other people didn’t want to do, I was tasked with researching and organising things that would help Slough Aspire long after my week there was over.
A Smart Challenge for Strode’s Students with Balfour Beatty VINCI POSTED BY Natalia Orlowska, November 2019
Strode’s College students raised over £450 during a work inspiration challenge sponsored by Balfour Beatty VINCI. The 44 students, who are all on Level 2 vocational courses, took part in the four-day challenge, 15-18 October 2019, raising money for nine different charities.
Partnerships, Pipelines and Participation POSTED BY Fiona Jones, September 2019
Slough Aspire and The Institute of Directors announce an exciting new partnership to promote the value to business of working with the charity sector...
Work Experience at Slough Aspire POSTED BY Harry Mewett, July 2019
Before this week, I was extremely curious to find out exactly what Slough Aspire was all about as it specialises in an industry that I was particularly interested in. Not only this but even before entering the building I was nervous with regards to what jobs I would have to do, whether the employees would even like me and what skills in general I would gain from this unique experience. However even with these doubts I decided to throw myself into the experience anyway, and thankfully those initial worries and doubts disappeared quickly.
The Aspire Sessions with SEGRO POSTED BY Natalia Orlowska, June 2019
35 local jobseekers came to the Aspire Centre on Friday 14th June to learn tips and techniques for successfully getting into employment from a team of business professionals from SGRO Plc, who own and manage the Slough Trading Estate as well as estates across the UK and in 9 other European countries.
Slough Aspire celebrates 5 years of making a difference POSTED BY Natalia Orlowska, March 2019
Slough Aspire, one of the country's most innovative training and development projects, is celebrating five years of creating jobs, training solutions and partnerships.
Inspiring Careers for Slough Students 2019 POSTED BY Natalia Orlowska, February 2019
On the 6th and 7th of February 2019, Slough Aspire was delighted to sponsor the 2019 Slough Aspire Careers Event, delivered through our partnership with Learning to Work and in collaboration with local and global businesses.
Dr Bike Surgeries 2019 POSTED BY Natalia Orlowska, February 2019
Are you a keen cyclist? Do you cycle to work or just enjoy cycling in your spare time? Then you may like to give your bike a FREE health check to prevent any downtime plus keep yourself safe whilst riding.
The Big Sleep Out of 2018 POSTED BY Natalia Orlowska, December 2018
For the cold, damp night of 30th November, the Slough Aspire Team took part in The Big Sleep Out once again to raise money for homeless charity Trinity/Slough Homeless Out Concern (known as SHOC)...
The Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018 POSTED BY Fiona Jones November 2018
Businesses, apprentices and training providers from across Berkshire came together last week to celebrate the first ever Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards...
Assessment Centre Workshop at The Downs POSTED BY Natalia Orlowska November 2018
On 30th October 2018, 28 students from The Downs School joined employers, AWE, Honda and QA Apprenticeships, for an interactive Assessment Centres workshop led by the Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge’ for Schools and Colleges project, West Berkshire Education Business Partnership and the Berkshire Apprenticeship Service.
Celebrating Apprenticeships with Berkshire businesses at the Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018 POSTED BY Fiona Jones November 2018
Just 6% of workplaces in Berkshire host apprenticeships. Some of the brilliant businesses who are part of this 6% are sponsoring the Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards, taking place on the 22nd November 2018 at the Legoland Windsor Resort Hotel. Our sponsors are AWE, Arvato UK and Ireland, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, and Honda Motor Europe; we caught up with them this week to find out why they are supporting the Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards and what the benefits of apprenticeships are for their business.
My week at Slough Aspire POSTED BY Hitesh Velakaturi November 2018
Starting this week, I didn’t have many expectations, thinking this week was going to be uneventful, but I was mistaken. As soon as I entered the building, I was welcomed into Slough Aspire’s team. Firstly, I thought that I was going to be given mundane tasks, but I was treated as an equal and given work that would change the actions of the company even after I would leave. This has allowed my week to have meaning while leaving something behind that is going to be useful for the company even after I have finished my work experience at Slough Aspire and returned to my day to day life at school.
The Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are open for Nominations POSTED BY Fiona Jones September 2018
The first ever Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards launched on Monday 17th September 2018 at 10am. Accompanied by a social media thunderclap, the awards were launched at the Berkshire Apprenticeship Hub which is hosted at the Aspire Centre by Slough Aspire and The Windsor Forest Colleges Group.
DR BIKE SURGERIES POSTED BY Tony Silver July 2018
Read about the surgeries and this years remaining dates
MY WORK EXPERIENCE AT SLOUGH ASPIRE POSTED BY Sabah Shaban July 2018
I was grateful enough to get the opportunity to work at Slough Aspire courtesy of Baylis Court School and Learning to Work. It was a very insightful experience into the world of work and has taught me how to communicate with business people, behave in a professional way, dress to impress and use appropriate resources.
MY WORK EXPERIENCE AT SLOUGH ASPIRE POSTED BY CLAUDIU MILITARU JUNE 2018
Five days was what it took for me to realise what a wonderful world there is in the work place. My experience has been great, my colleagues were incredible people. I’d like to thank Charlotte Slark for guiding me throughout this experience, Alison Crook for her insightful and interesting conversations,
MY WORK EXPERIENCE AT SLOUGH ASPIRE POSTED BY ALARA CHAUDHERY MARCH 2018
I was grateful enough to be given a placement for work experience at Slough Aspire by my school, the Langley Academy, in conjunction with Learning to Work. My week here has been extremely insightful as to how an event planning business is operated and how major events in Slough are held.
THE BIG SLEEP OUT POSTED BY AMELIA PLAISTER DECEMBER 2017
On the night of 1st December Fiona Jones, Amelia Plaister and Charlotte Slark from Slough Aspire took part in The Big Sleep Out to help raise money for Slough Homeless Our Concern (SHOC) and Trinity Homeless Projects
My Work Experience POSTED BY KARAN BAROLIA, NOVEMBER 2017
For the past week I have been fortunate enough to take part in a work experience placement setup by Herschel Grammar School and Learning to Work. I have really enjoyed my time here doing work experience and have been given a taste of what working for a fast-growing business is really like. It has been very insightful, and it has shown me how a business is run.
THE ASPIRE SESSIONS POSTED BY AMELIA PLAISTER, DATE: DEC 2016
This November 79 Business students from East Berkshire College joined 8 Business volunteers to find out how to get and be successful in employment. Our Business volunteers run interactive workshops on CVs, Linked In, job searching, applying for jobs, personal resilience and how to be successful at work.
My Work Experience at Slough Aspire POSTED BY WILL CHARLTON, JUNE 2017
Work Experience at Slough Aspire
We love having work experience candidates come in and spend some time with us at Slough Aspire; find out more about our most recent student, Will Charlton, who joined us this week from Eton College...
THE ASPIRE SESSIONS WITH SEGRO POSTED BY AMELIA PLAISTER JUNE 2017
On Tuesday 9th June 2017 we welcomed 11 team members from SEGRO including David Sleath the Chief Executive of the company to the Aspire Centre to meet 31 local Job seekers.
My Work Experience at Slough Aspire POSTED BY AIMEE HARVEY, JUNE 2017
I'm currently studying Media, Product Design and Business at Windsor Girls School. I'm interested in all three of the subjects I do and I hope to be part of a media company.
Work Experience at Slough Aspire POSTED BY AVAIS KHAN, JUNE 2017
My Work Experience at Slough Aspire
Over the last 12 weeks on every Thursday, I have been fortunate enough to be working at Slough Aspire as a placement for extra-curricular activities alongside completing my final year of A-Levels
Skills For The Workforce POSTED BY AMELIA PLAISTER AND SARA LOUGHLIN: APRIL 6th
As part of a new Skills for the Workforce programme, East Berkshire College will be running a series of one-day courses on leadership and management at the Aspire Centre starting in May 2017. Businesses with less than 250 employees will be able to access these courses for free to upskill their workforce as part of the new programme, which is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).
PATHWAY TO MARS POSTED BY AMELIA PLAISTER, DATE: Febuary 2017 POSTED BY AMELIA PLAISTER, DATE: Febuary 2017
On Friday 27th January 32 students from Slough & Eton School, Desborough College and Langley Academy came together through a series of interactive activities, facilitated by employees from Mars to learn about Mars as a business and the different pathways to work there in the future.
DR BIKE POSTED BY AMELIA PLAISTER, DATE: JANUARY 2017
Slough Aspire, a pioneering public and private sector community venture in Slough, has devised an innovative jobs fair sponsored by Slough Town Centre Partnership that promises to turn the traditional recruitment process on its head.
SLOUGH ASPIRE AND IO DATA CENTRES HIGHLIGHT ‘JOBS OF THE FUTURE’ POSTED BY FIONA JONES, DATE: JULY 2016
One-day educational event offers Year-10 pupils preparing for GCSE examinations at The Westgate School a timely chance to look forward, plan and map out ideas, plus the rare opportunity to visit a highly secure data centre and meet its key employees
INFLUENCING THE INFLUENCER; EDUCATIONAL REFORM POSTED BY HUFRIYA MEHTA, DATE: JULY 2016
We have had another fantastic Influencing the Influencer workshop here at Slough Aspire...
WORK EXPERIENCE WITH SLOUGH ASPIRE POSTED BY DANNY STALLARD, DATE: JULY 2016
The last three days I was given the opportunity to do work experience at Slough Aspire. I have really enjoyed my time there and have been given a taster of what working for a business is like. It has been really helpful and I have gained an insight of working life, especially working with important goals and even the commuting into work.
WORK EXPERIENCE WITH SLOUGH ASPIRE POSTED BY ABIR MAROUF, DATE: JULY 2016
Abir joined us for a week From Windsor Boy's School where he's studying Maths, Economics, Physics and Media at A Level and he enjoys playing Football for Old Windsor Tigers FC. Read about his week here with us at Slough Aspire...
AN INSPIRING NETWORKING EVENING! POSTED BY SAM BIGGS, DATE: APRIL 2016
Slough Aspire hosted another fantastic Inspire Network evening run by Saira Majid from Slough Borough Council through our Aspire for You strand.
MY WORK EXPERIENCE AT SLOUGH ASPIRE POSTED BY TAALIBAH COOPER, DATE: FEBRUARY 2015
Throughout our lives we will have to become very independent and make our own decisions and work experience is the perfect opportunity to build our confidence to make these decisions. Work experience will also even give you the opportunity to take on some really interesting and challenging responsibilities which can help to identify your own skills and perhaps even highlight the areas that you might want to work on.
FROM GIRLS IN STEM TO WOMEN IN ENGINEERING POSTED BY SAM BIGGS, DATE: APRIL 2016
Mars Chocolate UK and Slough Aspire joined forces for National Apprenticeship Week to help inspire young women from across Slough to pursue STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) beyond GCSE level.
THE ASPIRE SESSIONS - FEBRUARY 2016 POSTED BY SAM BIGGS, DATE: FEBRUARY 2015
Over the course of three afternoons, Slough Aspire welcomed 109 sixth form students from East Berkshire College’s Windsor College to the Aspire Centre to improve their Employability skills.
SLOUGH ASPIRE CAREERS EVENT 2016 POSTED BY SAM BIGGS, DATE: JANUARY 2016
Event offers Year-9 school children, their parents and young people who may have left education the chance to consider career, further education and training prospects.
ELEVATING YOUNG PEOPLE POSTED BY SAM BIGGS, DATE: JANUARY 2016
Slough Aspire was excited to host two recent Elevate workshops, engaging local people with opportunities at local employers Wilson & Scott and Leaseplan.
INSPIRING DAY OF SOFTWARE CODING FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS POSTED BY SAM BIGGS, DATE: OCTOBER 2015
Over 100 pupils and teachers from eight local schools, including Trevelyan School in Windsor and Westgate School in Slough, took part in the special programming and coding days organised by East Berkshire College on 6th and 13th October.
My work experience at Slough Aspire POSTED BY DYLAN GILL, DATE: MAY 2016
This week I was honoured to work with Slough Aspire for my work experience. I gained a really good insight of working life and worked to deadlines which I am used to as it is similar on my IT course completing documents/assignments and further tasks. The staff I met at Aspire were real down to earth people who advised me and pushed me to go further in what I wanted to achieve.
We recently held a creative workshop at Aspire in Slough. The staff were extremely helpful, the facilities perfectly suited to our requirements, and the unusual space and layout (especially the trees!) was ideal for an engaging and productive day.