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Innovative research projects in the UK and beyond

Our research and development team work on projects in the UK, Europe and across the world to evolve the very best practice in careers and employability.

Our projects focus on hard to reach groups and those with multiple barriers to the labour market to identify innovative and effective solutions for providing the very best careers information, advice and guidance.


We’re currently taking part in a range of research projects around careers and employability, with focuses on those with mental health conditions, gender inequality, vocational learning and increasing social mobility. We work collaboratively with a range of partners globally, check out the project pages to find out full information about what each one has to offer. 

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From mobile apps, to multi-lingual websites, to templates for lesson plans with individuals – we’ve created hundreds of resources through our projects, which professionals can use in a range of settings with clients/customers. If you need any support implementing the resources, please do get in touch and the team will be happy to help. 

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International Research

The majority of our research and development projects are conducted by the aspire-international division of aspire-igen. Aspire-international provides information, guidance and education professionals with easy access to accurate advice related to global mobility. We have been the UK Euroguidance centre since 1992 and this has allowed us to develop a reputation as a trusted national centre of excellence, providing high quality information and advice on opportunities abroad.

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    2019 Summary

    It’s been a busy but rewarding year for the aspire-international team, and we are really proud of all we have accomplished!   Our main function is to deliver transnational projects in the fields of post-16 education and career guidance, but we also promote the benefits of international work, study and volunteering at career events across […]

    Stand Out in a Global Market 2019

    On the 25th of October, we hosted the seventh annual ‘Stand Out in a Global Market’ event in Leeds – a day showcasing a variety of international opportunities and their benefits to young people across Yorkshire and the Humber. This event is unique as it combines a variety of international pathways: volunteering, vocational training programmes, […]

    Introducing Global Local

    Global Local is a 2.5 year Erasmus+ KA2 project which will promote the benefits of students moving outside their local area for education and work. This will be achieved by challenging the idea that this kind of mobility is only accessible to a minority of young people from privileged backgrounds. Seeking mobility options – whether […]

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