What is The Aspire Programme?
Now more than ever, it’s important to gain experience in your chosen field that aligns with your career aspirations. The Aspire Programme will accelerate your professional journey and allow you to stand out to prospective employers. With support from the Work-Related Learning team, a diverse range of dynamic opportunities will kick-start your professional journey as you continue your studies.
Why take part in The Aspire Programme?
Visualising success student case studies
I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at Randstad. I immersed myself in the professional work environment, which I believe allowed me to develop in personal and professional aspects. The placement has enabled me to create friendships and connections that I would never have made without this opportunity.
BSc (Hons) Business & ManagementView student profile
Deciding to complete a placement in my final year greatly aided my studies with first-hand practical experience. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to learn more about Port/Ship Agency; without this placement, I wouldn’t have gained invaluable industry knowledge.
BSc (Hons) Business & Management with Logistics and SupplyView student profile
The experience at my work placement was eye-opening and created career opportunities I had not contemplated before. After having a break from enrichment activities during the pandemic, the placement helped me to get back into the work environment, providing current experience for my CV.
BA (Hons) CriminologyView student profile
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What does The Aspire Programme involve?
Work-Related Learning Team
Our Work-Related Learning Officer, Jess Gallagher, won the Non-Academic Support Staff Award in the Student Led Staff Awards, 2023. The award acknowledges Jess’ dedication to supporting our students on their professional journey.
I’m finding it hard to put into words how amazing it is to be nominated for the Student-Led Award, let alone win it! Thank you to the fantastic students and staff that I work with across the Business School and the School of Law, Criminology and Professional Policing. Thank you to my Work-Related Learning team, who are such dedicated and hard-working individuals, your continued support in this role is invaluable.Jess Gallagher, Work-Related Learning Officer