Case study: Careers Fair

Raising Aspirations Careers Fair has a big impact in Bradford

Northern Powergrid, Natwest, Royal Air Force – just some of the big names exhibiting at a Raising Aspirations Careers Fair, as part of the aspire2work programme.

Students from across Bradford attended the fair, at Kala Sangam Arts Centre, speaking to local and national businesses about the skills required to succeed in their industries.

One particular big hit was the Specsavers’ stand, with staff allowing students to get hands-on in a workshop involving coloured lenses.

The event formed part of aspire2work’s series of Meet the Business events. The programme aims to develop the skills and employability of unemployed young people studying vocational qualifications in the Bradford area by connecting them with businesses.



“It’s always a pleasure to engage with youngsters on the brink of employment.” 

Business volunteer

 “I learnt how to build a future and about different roles.”

aspire2work learner