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Slough Aspire is an innovative private-public partnership with a strong social enterprise mission. Through the delivery of training workshops and advice, Slough Aspire enables those in and out of the workplace to develop the skills businesses need. Entrepreneurs, pre-starts and start-ups can also tap into business development expertise, support and activities designed to inspire the next generation of talent about the world of work and to improve workplace productivity.

Slough Aspire is a partnership between the Windsor Forest Colleges Group and SEGRO Plc. This partnership was conceived as a space where business and public-sector organisations can come together to create mutually beneficial solutions that improve the lives and life chances of residents.

Jobs and training opportunities

Since opening its doors in October 2013, Slough Aspire has created jobs, training solutions and partnerships which have had a positive impact on the people of Slough and the wider Berkshire area. It has:

  • Welcome 17,453 visitors and engaged with over 400 local businesses.
  • Delivered 4,867 skills development and employment opportunities through training courses, workshops, clinics and open days.
  • Enabled 15,590 young people to engage directly with business professionals to improve careers awareness.
  • Contributed to the creation of 42 new company start-ups.
  • Supported 2,717 local business professionals through workforce development, networking and recruitment services.

Supporting local employers

Slough Aspire also provides an invaluable service to local businesses. It operates the Berkshire Apprenticeship Service, a one-stop shop for employers looking to recruit and retain apprentices and in 2018 it delivered the Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards. Since 2014 it has hosted the East Berkshire Executive Job Club which is a support network for workplace returners and recently redundant professionals.

In partnership with Berkshire Business Growth Hub, Slough Aspire provides business scale-up and development assistance. The ‘Pop Up Office’ is a co-working space and professionals looking for networking opportunities can attend Breakfast@Aspire and the Inspire Network.

The innovative eco-industrial space is ideal for businesses looking to host training courses, workshops, meetings, away days, product launches and many other business activities. Take a virtual tour at https://www.sloughaspire.com/hire-aspire/gallery/

Slough Aspire services

  • Outplacement Support
  • Skills-led Corporate Social Responsibility solutions and events
  • Events’ sponsorship and promotional opportunities
  • Social Value Consultancy
  • Community Partnership collaborations
  • Skills development and training
  • Apprenticeship Advice & Brokerage
  • Training Brokerage
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Networking
  • Business Growth Advice
  • Start-up & Enterprise Support
  • Co-working
  • Venue hire and events space

For more information on Slough Aspire, visit www.sloughaspire.com or call 01753 530146.

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