“Young adults who recall four or more encounters with employers while at school are five times less likely to be NEET and earn on average, 18% more than peers who recall no such activities.”
(Gatsby Review of Career Education)
Access Aspiration works with London schools to provide high quality work experience opportunities and in-school employment development for 16 to 18-year-olds.
By linking young people and business, the programme aims to increase social mobility by broadening young people’s understanding of the workplace and increasing confidence, resilience and knowledge.
It supports a network of prestigious London employers, including the Bank of England and EE, which are committed to improving skills, aspiration and diversity.
74% of young people said work placements had positively changed perceptions about the world of work
67% of young people said they were more confident about applying for new opportunities