Aspire Higher meet ups every two months, to give young care experienced people aged 16-25 the opportunity to meet with professionals from different industries to learn about more fulfilling and higher-paid careers. Each network meeting (currently online) is followed up with advice on how to write a CV, use LinkedIn and goal setting, provided by recruitment specialists Matrix, as well as support looking for entry level jobs, internships and apprenticeships from Boost Barnet.


Thanks so much for allowing me to speak yesterday! I really enjoyed it. The session was very informative and the diverse range of speakers brought a holistic look at careers,” Yeshua Carter, Executive Assistant, Ernst&Young



I found it motivational, inspirational and powerful. It helped show me how to move forward and break the boundaries between me and my fears,” Hejran Azami, a young attendees

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I was truly honoured to be part of such an inspirational evening. I loved hearing everyone’s journeys and hope that between us we can help some young people follow their dreams (even if they haven’t dreamt them yet!),”

Karen Emanuel, CEO of Key Production, one of the speakers at the first event

The session taught me to be open to alternative routes to your desired career. Skills are transferable. Commit to what makes you happy, it might take a while, but it’ll be worth it,”

Jennifer Mohammadi, a young attendee