Positive Footprints honoured for inspiring training programme

Burnley-based Positive Footprints has won a national award in recognition of the inspiring way its raises aspirations in the town.

The personal development programme provider, which works with schools across the country to help raise the aspirations of young people, won  Most Inspiring Training Programme at this year's UK Inspire Awards.

The judges were impressed by its work with The Regenda Group to inspire young people to follow a career in construction, an area where there is a real skills shortage across the UK.

Through the Job Junction and Raising Aspirations programme, Positive Footprints gets pupils to discover their personal skills, qualities and passions, think about their futures and develop key skills associated with the world of work in a fun and engaging way.

The programme provides all the necessary materials for teachers to deliver the programme in the classroom, allowing them to bring the subject to life with career carousels where the children interact with real businesses in the school.

Lesley Burrows, managing director of Positive Footprints, said: “We are delighted to follow up our success at the UK Career Development Awards with another national award win.

Our programmes are designed to improve social mobility through raising aspirations and inspiring young people.

“Our programmes are designed to improve social mobility through raising aspirations and inspiring young people, so it is fantastic to be recognised by the Inspire Awards.

“It has been a huge 12 months for Positive Footprints, and we are looking forward to even more success in the future.”

Positive Footprints provided programmes which have helped teachers deliver more than 50,000 hours of careers-led learning and facilitated careers events, resulting in children meeting around six businesses each.