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 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 

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 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. 
 
When I was first told that I was working for Slough Aspire, I didn’t know what the company was and what they did. But after working there for the last week, I have realised that this company was an integral part of Slough allowing small businesses to get the recognition that they need and helping businesses in the local area network with each other. 

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Why Work Experience is Important.  POSTED BY MANREET DOSANJH, JULY 2017 

Teenagers across the country look for valuable work experience in order to strengthen their CVs and their university or apprenticeship applications. As well as work experience being used as a way to impress future employers, it plays a major role in helping young adults to understand the world of work and get hands on with a future career they may be looking to pursue. 

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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... 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 

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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). 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 

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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... 

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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. 

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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... 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.