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Aspire

Championing Black Heritage students from campus to the boardroom

Do you Aspire to be a senior business leader of the future, maybe even at one of the biggest organisations in the world? Our new event, Aspire, is here to start you on this path.

Not enough boardrooms currently reflect the society that we live in. Statistics published by the Parker Review Committee (which reports on the ethnic diversity of UK boards) show that, as of November 2020, just 124 of 998 director positions at FTSE100 companies were held by people from ethnic minorities. That’s only 12%.

This needs to change. That’s why TARGETjobs has partnered with leading employers in the UK to host Aspire, an event to help more Black Heritage students take several steps closer to their dream careers.

Pre register for the next event to begin your journey to the top of the career ladder. Over the course of the day, you’ll have unrivalled facetime with employers in fields such as law and finance. Be inspired by talks from senior leaders and graduates of Black Heritage, who are ready to share their stories and tips with you. Develop the skills you’ll need to secure your first job through a series of recruiter-led workshops. And leave Aspire with the knowledge and connections to help you on your path to the boardroom.

Why attend?

Want to build the skills needed to succeed? We’ll help you hone these all-important skills, from writing a CV, to sitting online tests, to attending interviews and assessment centres, through workshops led by the employers themselves.

Want to find your dream job early on? Meeting and hiring more Black Heritage students is a priority for every single organisation attending Aspire. You could even find yourself fast tracked through the application process for a spring week or internship after the event.

Want to meet like-minded people? Listen to our opening speaker Reggie Nelson, as well as other graduates and senior business leaders of Black Heritage, as they share their stories, experiences and advice with you.

Want to discuss diversity in the workplace? Hear first-hand about equality, diversity and inclusion at each of the organisations in attendance and get the chance to ask your own questions.

Want to grow your professional network? You will be introduced to lots of new people at Aspire – recruiters, graduates, seasoned professionals and fellow students – and you can form invaluable connections that last well beyond the event.

Reggie Nelson - Opening speaker at our previous events

Reggie is an analyst for an investment management firm in London, Group Chair of the ACCA Emerging Talent Advisory Group, a money and business podcast presenter for the BBC, a social mobility advocate and a youth mentor for a youth organisation in East London.

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