Delivery model

People can either self-refer or be referred to Aspire to Be from agencies including Local Authorities, various Housing Associations and Job Centres across the South Yorkshire regions. A typical programme would be for three days a week either full or half day sessions up to contract end. 

Once we accept a referral, we:

  • Conduct a full assessment of need
  • Provide a support package based on that need which is reviewed on a regular basis
  • Offer information, advice and guidance throughout to ensure a smooth transition into learning and employment

All training and one to one advice and guidance is supported by British Sign Language where applicable. 


Health and Wellbeing sessions incorporate:

  • Healthy eating
  • Budgeting
  • Flip it - Confidence and Motivation
  • Independent Travel

The aim is to develop a wide range of skills that enable independence and mindset change and are designed to build on personal skills and qualities with elements of employability also embedded in each session.


Employability/Employment sessions involve:

  • CV writing, spec and cover letters
  • Interview techniques and mock interviews
  • Job carving sessions
  • Job search activities including application form support
  • Work experience/trials and volunteering
  • In work support

Employability and employment sessions incorporate non-accredited learning in tandem with simulated work environments, on and off-site, to help train and prepare for the world of work. 


Our team works to look at the ability not the disability - setting realistic goals, building confidence so people feel able to move into employment.


Neil Keeton with successfully employed client Neil Keeton with successfully employed client