If you're anything like a lot of parents Barry meets, you've probably heard horror stories about young people working really hard, obtaining excellent qualifications, only to end up in menial, low paid jobs they were qualified to do if they'd left school after G.C.S.E.s. An outcome like that is heartbreaking for any young person...and pretty distressing for parents as well.
You may have looked up Aspire Academy because you don't quite understand how this happens; and you'd like to know because then you could help your child avoid such a painful pitfall. If that's the reason for your visit, you've come to the right place.
Are they planning well in advance, looking to develop relationships with potential employers long before they need a job? Is your child unsure whether they ought to stay on to 6th form after G.C.S.E.s or to pursue an apprenticeship? Is your child planning to go to university and need help choosing and applying to one? Do you have a child who hasn't the faintest idea what career they want to follow? Are you a parent who isn't short of a bob and is willing to spend whatever it takes to get the kid's career off to a flying start? Or are you working to a very limited budget? The advice Barry offers is never going to be an "off the peg", same for every caller approach. Barry doesn't think that he's ever given the same advice to any two students he's ever worked with.
So, before you decide whether you're willing to trust the career prospects of your son/daughter to a person like me, or whether you think I'm a complete moron, why not arrange a free, no-obligation call with me. Ask me as many questions as you like. I'll do the same, by the way, and then you can make a decision from an informed position can't you?
How memorable a candidate are you?
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