Aspire Enterprise Services Ltd

A leading social enterprise providing professional services across Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley, with social impact built in

We are working in partnership with The Midcounties Co-operative to deliver our recruitment pathway programme, providing two-week work experience placements at The Midcounties Co-operative Cowley Centre food store for Aspire beneficiaries, with a view to offering more long-term opportunities.

Here, our beneficiaries can make use of and build upon their existing skills and knowledge, as they gain crucial on-the-job customer service experience, support from existing colleagues and employability development.

Paul Roberts, Chief Executive Officer at Aspire, said:

"We are thrilled to be working in partnership with The Midcounties Co-operative on our recruitment pathway programme. The initiative is a great way for us to help expand the work we already do within the Cowley area and will really help make a difference to those in need of vital work-experience opportunities to help them develop their employability and social development skills."

Phil Ponsonby, Chief Executive Officer at The Midcounties Co-operative said:

"Doing the right thing by the people and organisations living within the communities in which we operate is at the heart of everything we do. We’ve supported Aspire for a couple of years now and I’m amazed by the unbelievable work they do to help disadvantaged people across Oxfordshire. I’m beyond proud to launch this new programme in partnership with them, and believe it will make a genuine difference to some of those most in need of support and guidance."