Portsmouth Aspirations Week

22 – 26 January 2024

Aspirations Week in Portsmouth is a chance for everyone to think about what’s next for them:

  • Children can start thinking about what they might want to be in future
  • Young people can learn about pathways into a variety of careers
  • Adults can learn new skills, achieve qualifications, progress in their career or get back into work after a period of absence

You can keep up with what’s happening by using #AspirationsWeek2024 on social media. Feel free to share your own photos of activities you’re involved in using the same hashtag.

There are a range of events and activities taking place during the week:

Events

For children and/or parents

Many nurseries and schools are taking part in Aspirations Week. This includes assemblies, in class activities, dress up as your future self days, activities with parents and more. Your child’s school or nursery will inform you if they have any activities planned.

For adults

Meet and Greet

  • Date: Monday 22 January
  • Time: 10.30am-2pm
  • Location: The Learning Place 6 Derby Road, North End, Portsmouth, PO2 8HH

Aspire to do something different or learn something new. Meet and greet – come along for an informal chat, meet the team and find out more about community learning.

Developing IT – Microsoft Word workshop

  • Date: Monday 22 January
  • Time: 10.30am-3pm
  • Location: The Learning Place 6 Derby Road, North End, Portsmouth, PO2 8HH

Find out how to develop your IT skills with this one-day course. It will introduce you to Microsoft Word and some of its key features.

IT skillscheck

  • Date: Wednesday 24 January
  • Times (3 x booking slots at 45 min each):
    • 1pm -1.45pm,
    • 1.45 – 2.30pm,
    • 2.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Location: The Learning Place 6 Derby Road, North End, Portsmouth, PO2 8HH

Come along and chat to one of our IT tutors to see what course might be suitable for you to develop your IT skills.

Multiply – Cooking on a budget

  • Date: Thursday 25 January
  • Time: 9.30am-12pm
  • Location: The Learning Place 6 Derby Road, North End, Portsmouth, PO2 8HH

Book onto this 4-week course to brush up on your cooking and develop your maths skills at the same time.

Portsmouth business support service 1-2-1 drop in event

  • Date: Thursday 25 January

If you’re looking for business support to make great ideas happen, meet with members of Portsmouth Business Support Service during a free 20 minute 1-2-1 advice session.

Book your online session now

Teach Portsmouth Jobs and Opportunities Fair

  • Date: Friday 26 February
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Portsmouth Guildhall (first floor)

Discover the latest teaching and support vacancies in schools and colleges at the Teach Portsmouth Jobs and Opportunities Fair 2024.

Useful links

If Aspirations Week inspires you to look into further learning and career opportunities, there is more information available

For businesses

  • EBP South website – linking your business with schools to find the employees of tomorrow