This term’s National final of the Aspirations Employability Portfolio saw great success for all teams.

“There is a compelling case for increasing the opportunities for young people to meet employers” Government’s Careers Strategy

The winner this term was Park Academy West London who retained the trophy for a second term running. Their team Athena worked on a project commissioned by Homeserve looking at how they could raise safety awareness of Carbon Monoxide in the home. They were also asked to come up with solutions for early detection.

Homeserve were so impressed with their findings and solutions that the team have been asked to present at the Gas Industry Forum at the Houses of Parliament on 1st June.


All others teams have had success with their projects too:

Rivers Academy West London:

Commissioning Client – Kone Plc. The client is going ahead with their recommendation to install safety covers over emergency stop buttons on escalators throughout Heathrow Terminal 5.

Tech City College:

Commissioning Client – Hawk RMC, a prototype of the team’s keyless lock is already available to buy on Amazon.

Banbury Academy & Space Studio Banbury:

Commissioning Client – Apprenticeship & Training Company. The careers event they were commissioned to run was so successful they client is going to use their model to run the event in other schools.

Magna Academy Poole:

Commissioning Client – MindSculpt. The ideas that the team proposed for a Mental Health App for teens are being taking forward to production.

The Government’s recent Careers Strategy states “there is a compelling case for increasing the opportunities for young people to meet employers”. Aspirations’ students get the opportunity to take this to a whole new level by working on real world projects commissioned by real clients.

Companies wishing to take part in further projects should contact Caroline Barringer for further information.

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