In keeping with Edge’s founding ethos, we firmly believe that hand in hand with ‘learning’ comes ‘doing’, so for the last three years we’ve been running events that show young people that there are many paths to success, including through technical and professional education.
Working in partnership with Education and Employers, we invited professionals who had studied for vocational qualifications or completed an apprenticeship into classrooms across the country. They shared their experiences with nearly 100,000 children and young people, demonstrating that a university degree is not a prerequisite for a successful career.
We also took schools into organisations such as the National Theatre and the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, giving students a glimpse into unfamiliar industries and introducing them to roles they might never have thought of.
We are continuing this work as part of Edge Future Learning, demonstrating that profound employer engagement benefits young people and the businesses desperate for that critical talent pipeline. If you’re a school who would be interested in taking part in one of our events, or an employer with an eye on recruiting the next generation, contact shiggins