The digital careers conference for sixth form students and teachers

24 March 2022
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WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT & CREATIVE
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MARKETING & CREATIVE CONTENT
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BUSINESS & CLIENT MANAGEMENT
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ABOUT ASPIRATION DIGITAL

Aspiration Digital is a one-day digital skills conference designed to educate students on the different roles in digital and various career paths. Ideal for media studies, business, computing, IT and marketing students. 

We'll be back in 2023 for our fourth event, which we promise to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever before. 

Register your interest below to stay up-to-date with the latest event dates and be the first to hear when we launch our next conference. 

If you're a student or aspiring digital marketer, be sure to follow our osicals where we'll be sharing content from previous events and tips to help you enter the career market. 

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OUR PREVIOUS AGENDA

Here is our 2022 agenda - this will give you an insight of what our events usually look like.

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Welcome
Becky Simms | CEO & Founder | Reflect Digital
09:30-09:45
Making the most of LinkedIn now
Gary Gumbleton | Founder & Creative Director | Capital Content
09:45-10:15
Panel - University Vs. Apprenticeship
Blaine Epsley - University of Kent | Catherine Atterbury - IPS Apprenticeships
10:15-10:40
Break
10:40-11:00

After the break there are three talks, please choose one stream to attend. You will not be able to switch between talks.

Stream 1: Development & Creative
11:00-12:10
The new world of visualisation
Terry May | Marketing Manager | DURTY
11:00-11:20
Routes into web development
Mike Steer | Head of Ecommerce | Riverr
11:20-11:40
Running a creative agency
Carla Heath | Creative
11:40-12:00
Stream 2: Marketing & Creative Content
11:00-12:10
I didn't study marketing and that's ok
Morgan Rodway-Wing | SEO Executive | Reflect Digital
11:00-11:20
Introduction to paid media
Freya Jones | Senior Paid Manager | Reflect Digital
11:20-11:40
Starting a career in SEO
Dhriti Shashikanth | SEO Account Manager | Mindshare
11:40-12:00
Stream 3: Business & Client Management
11:00-12:10
Starting and scaling an agency business
Becky Simms | CEO & Founder | Reflect Digital
11:00-11:20
What is client management?
Julia Charlton | Head of Multi-Channel Media | Sagittarius Agency
11:20-11:40
How account management propels your career
Sarah Friswell | CEO | Red Ant Digital
11:40-12:00
Lunch
12:10-12:50
How digital transformation will create a more sustainable world
Danny Weston | Client Partner | Digital Detox
12:50-13:20
How Aspiration Digital kick-started my career
Sophie Clarke | Brand License Marketing Executive | Ted Baker
13:20-13:50
Round Up
Becky Simms | CEO & Founder | Reflect Digital
13:50-14:00
Networking
14:00-14:30
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LOCATION

VIDEO TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

Aspiration Digital made me realise how many different jobs are available in the digital industry and opened my eyes to the number of opportunities available in the future. The breaks gave me the chance to go and chat with professionals from various companies about careers in digital which was really helpful, and I managed to win a weeks worth of work experience too!

EMILY CORBY | STUDENT

Aspiration Digital was a massive eye-opener, even for me I have to say. It gave our students the opportunity to hear from professional people about an aspect of the industry that perhaps they hadn't considered before. It was great for us, we had students attending from several of our sixth form courses of different disciplines, and all of those students had something that they could take away that was inspiring.

MRS RANSOM | HEAD OF SIXTH FORM | MAIDSTONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Aspiration Digital was a really fun, information-packed event and I found it incredibly beneficial. It gave me an insight into how an agency works and how many different careers there actually are in the digital marketing industry. The one-day conference was a real eye-opener and the talks really explained how the digital world is an exciting place to work. Digital careers are not spoken about much in school, so listening to Becky Simms (CEO & Founder of Reflect Digital) and Mark Gaisford (Founder & MD of Redsprout) really inspired my friends and I to explore the opportunities in digital marketing, and consider potentially going into this as a career.

MAE MORGAN | STUDENT

PREVIOUS TALKS

FAQS

  • Will there be any Covid safety restrictions?

    This event will be run in line with any imposed government restrictions at the time of the event. We will keep regular communications around this as it gets closer to the time.

  • Is this an in person event?

    Yes it is and it will remain so pending any government-imposed restrictions at the time of the event. We will keep regular communications around this as get closer to the time.

  • How do I register for this event?

    Let us know you're interested by completing our register your interest form below! 

  • Is lunch provided?

    Yes, lunch is included. Please make sure you let us know of any dietary requirements in advance. 

  • Why are you putting this event on?

    We are passionate about our industry and we want to ensure we inspire the next generation of digital superstars. The event is all about showing students and teachers the best of our industry and bringing to life the huge array of roles available and the types of skills these jobs require. 

  • How much is the event?

    There is no fee for attending this event.

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REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW

If you're a student and would like to register your interest please fill out the form below.

If you're a teacher that would like to register your interest for yourself and your class, then that's great! Please ensure you add this information to the form so that we know for numbers when we get in touch.

TEACHER CONTACT FORM

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