For pre and post-16 students, understanding the choices open to them for further education and training is crucial in helping them choose the right paths.

Aim2Attain helps higher achieving students maximise their opportunities beyond school and into working life, through close collaboration with volunteers from the business world.

Established in 2011 with the support of Lloyd’s of London, Aim2Attain forges strong links in the community through the pairing of businesses with schools.

It has gone from strength to strength with over 15 schools/colleges on board, supported by volunteers from Lloyd’s Community Programme, Barclays, KPMG, Morgan Stanley and Nomura.

How It Works

Delivered as a series of interactive and informative workshops hosted and supported by business volunteers, Aim2Attain seeks to:

  • Help students who have the ability to go to university or join school leaver/higher apprenticeship schemes realise and achieve their potential, particularly for those who face social, cultural and/or economic barriers.
  • Encourage Tower Hamlets students to achieve the best they can.
  • Develop skills that correlate with higher achievement.
  • Expose young people to environments and people in order to build their confidence and knowledge as future applicants to university/higher apprenticeships and other school leaver opportunities.
  • Provide information and advice on qualifications and careers, including references to useful websites and social networking sites in order to enable young people to make informed choices.
  • Encourage more Tower Hamlets students to consider taking up opportunities outside London.

What It Covers

Yr8 activities:

  • Careers & choices workshop
  • Revision skills & exam preparation workshops
  • Personal development away day
  • Careers speed networking event
  • University open days and taster sessions

Yr12 activities:

  • Research skills workshop
  • Interview and assessment centre practise
  • UCAS Personal Statement Master Class
  • University open days
  • Advice for university (e.g. finance, accommodation, living away from home etc.)
  • Higher Level Apprenticeships and School Leaver Programmes workshop


Some of the benefits of Aim2Attain:

  • It helps students who have the ability to go to university realise and achieve their potential.
  • It aids the development of skills that correlate with higher achievement (e.g. independent research, revision techniques, selecting critical GCSEs)
  • It exposes young people to new environments and people, building their confidence as future university applicants.

How To Volunteer

Currently, Aim2Attain is supported by volunteers from companies who are partnered with particular schools. For this reason Aim2Attain is not open to individual volunteers.


If you are interested in finding out more about Aim2Attain, or would like to set up a partnership between your company/organisation and a school, please contact us.


To find out more about this programme please contact our Secondary Schools Team.

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