Making The Leap

ACE (Aspirations, Careers, Employability)

ACE - our careers and self-development project for young people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds aged 18-25. We raise their aspirations; develop their key skills and provide practical support to help them to progress forwards into exciting roles offering career progression.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1058648)

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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

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Situation

In this country parental income is the biggest factor in how well a child will do in life. This means that bright children from poor backgrounds, do not have the chances they deserve. In the UK, poor pupils are more than twice as likely to become NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) as wealthier pupils. We believe that there should be opportunities available for all children and young people, so they can become all that their talent and hard work will allow them to be.

Solution

We raise young people’s aspirations; equip them with the vital character and employability skills required to succeed in the world of work and in life. These skills and the confidence they breed will help them throughout their lives. We support young people to progress forwards into employment and further education. We focus on providing them with access to roles at top companies with career prospects; the types of opportunities they otherwise would not have access to.

  • ‘Because of my background and the area I grew up in, I couldn’t have envisioned this kind of career without the help of Making The Leap. It makes me feel like I’m a person who can do something in my life that counts! Everyone in my family is so happy.'

    — Adeeba

  • I have acquired a wide range of invaluable skills whilst at Making The Leap. With their help, I was able to secure a role at a global media company they partner with. It’s my dream job! I feel as though my life has finally started. Making The Leap has opened so many doors for me!

    — Anisa

  • ‘Making The Leap is sincerely changing the lives of young people. I can’t thank them enough for pushing me to believe in myself and for being a constant source of inspiration. I will alway be in awe of how greatly Making The Leap has impacted my life.’

    — Sameeha

  • ‘Because of my background and the area I grew up in, I couldn’t have envisioned this kind of career without the help of Making The Leap. It makes me feel like I’m a person who can do something in my life that counts! Everyone in my family is so happy.'

    — Adeeba

  • I have acquired a wide range of invaluable skills whilst at Making The Leap. With their help, I was able to secure a role at a global media company they partner with. It’s my dream job! I feel as though my life has finally started. Making The Leap has opened so many doors for me!

    — Anisa

  • ‘Making The Leap is sincerely changing the lives of young people. I can’t thank them enough for pushing me to believe in myself and for being a constant source of inspiration. I will alway be in awe of how greatly Making The Leap has impacted my life.’

    — Sameeha