A new campaign that puts industry professionals into schools to deliver careers advice has been launched.
Career Footsteps, created by the Edge Foundation, aims to show pupils that university isn’t the only route to a good career. Volunteer professionals with vocational experience will visit a local school and share their experience of their chosen career.
An Edge spokesperson said students would “gain insights into options such as further education, apprenticeships and practical and technical qualifications”.
Edge’s chief executive Alice Barnard said: “There are many paths to success and it is important students are aware that they have many options beyond going to university.
“We need better careers advice for young people so they can make informed choices for their future. Career Footsteps is a small move towards the professional face-to-face service we would like to see available in all schools and which all our young people deserve.”
Volunteers will give an hour of their time to talk with students about their jobs, careers and how they got there. It is free for schools to use.
Schools and volunteer professionals can visit www.edge.co.uk/projects/career-footsteps to sign up