Career Footsteps

Edge's brand new campaign, taking the concept behind VQ Day and delivering it directly to young people

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Career Footsteps is a new campaign led by the Edge Foundation. Working with the Education and Employers Taskforce, this national campaign will connect schools and colleges with employers and professionals to inspire young people, broaden their career horizons and help them find their own path to success.

Edge believes technical, practical and professional learning should be as valued and have the same status as academic qualifications. By working together, schools and colleges and employers can help young people understand and develop the skills we need for a modern, global economy.

In 2015, 100 events were held involving over 240 volunteers.

Read on to see how you can get involved.

Schools and Colleges

Hold an event! Help ensure your students are fully informed when it comes to careers education. Fill out the expression of interest form and start planning your Career Footsteps activity.


Are there members of your workforce who have come to their post via a vocational route? Do you have apprentices in your team? Register your interest in suppporting the campaign with Inspiring the Future. 


Did you start your career via a vocational qualification, apprenticeship or further education college course? Sign up here and give some time to visit a school near you. You could inspire the next generation of people to work in your field.

Case studies

Whether, you are a teacher, employer or individual, if you've got an inspiring story to tell, tell us! We're always interested to hear about people who have gone on to achieve success after taking a vocational route. So get in touch.

Social media

Support us on social media with #CareerFootsteps and #followmyfootsteps. Please retweet, share your own stories and encourage your friends and work colleagues to support the campaign. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook

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