Through personal encounters with people at work and university, we aim to inspire disadvantaged young people aged 11-16 about possible futures, thereby motivating them to aim higher and work harder in school.

These young people will have limited access to role models, professional networks and opportunities and no experience of higher education in their family. It is likely that they will lack confidence, motivation and have low aspirations.

This programme seeks to bring the world of work to life by challenging young people with real-world problem-solving activities and empowering them to succeed.

Group Mentoring: Deliver sessions about personal values, qualities and skills to give secondary school pupils the confidence to navigate their future and achieve their true potential.

Takeover Days: Host a visit to your workplace for secondary school pupils and challenge them to apply their academic learning to solve a real world industry specific.

Read a case study about Benenden’s involvement in the Aspirations programme in November 2017.