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You can only be what you can see

Career Conversations are designed to create lightbulb moments for children and young people. They open up the world of work and are a place where inspirational people share real stories.

Inspire your pupils

From award-winning authors to space scientists or sport and climate change professionals, we bring opportunities into classrooms across the UK. Over 10,000 pupils have tuned in to our digital events so far and it is changing the way they see their world.
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What to expect

  1. Conversations are hosted online by Positive Footprints. They take place every month and last between 30-45 minutes.

  2. Schools select which talks they want to attend and then register. Content is aimed towards key stage two pupils.

  3. Speakers are shaped with input from pupils and schools. Some talks have competitions where schools enter to win prizes.

Upcoming talks


From fire fighting to fire protection and prevention roles, the Fire and Rescue Service is an integral part of keeping our communities safe. From a young age Fee knew she wanted to work in one of the services and after doing various project work and admin she became a Firefighter. She will join us to share her experiences, including recently taking part in the Firefighter challenge!

Guest: Fee Dransfield, Firefighter at Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
27th Sep

Project Engineer

65% of the pupils starting primary school today will end up working in jobs that don’t exist yet due to new, innovative technologies. ORE Catapult are a leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy. Project Engineer Lorna works on lots of exciting projects in wind and tidal power, engaging with businesses and academics to address industry challenges.

Guest: Lorna Bennet, Project Engineer at ORE Catapult
19th Oct

1010 Games

How many hours have your pupils spent on Minecraft or fortnite? Arthur and Alex are game designers from 1010 Games who can answer all your questions about the world of game design and how to turn hours of play (or should we call it work experience?) into an exciting career!

Guests: Arthur & Alex
12th July


If you are a primary school that doesn’t already work with us, request further information and join a talk for free.

If you are a business wanting to inspire children and young people, send us a message.
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