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Sandwich degrees may admit unlimited numbers in future

  • 24 Feb 2012

Universities that promote employment experience through four-year sandwich degrees should be free to admit an unlimited number of students to those courses, a government-commissioned review is expected to say. Read …

Tell us your views on 2012 changes to careers IAG

  • 21 Feb 2012

The Times Educational Supplement (TES) and Taskforce’s Growing Ambitions wants to hear the views of teachers and school leaders about the 2012 changes to Careers Information, Advice and Guidance. Please …

Employer engagement, wage premiums and NEET status

  • 20 Feb 2012

The Taskforce is hosting a research seminar entitled School-mediated employer engagement & labour market outcomes for young adults: wage premiums & NEET status. To register for our free seminar at …

Streaming exacerbates disadvantage and under performance

  • 10 Feb 2012

Moves to reintroduce more setting and streaming in UK state schools are fuelling a “vicious cycle” of underperformance, particularly amongst disadvantaged youngsters, a top-level international study warned yesterday. One in …

It’s who you meet video of key findings

  • 10 Feb 2012

To accompany the publication of the Taskforce’s report ‘It’s who you meet: why employer contacts at school makes a difference to the employment prospects of young adults’ Dr Anthony Mann, …

ACEVO Commission on Youth Unemployment published

  • 6 Feb 2012

The ACEVO Commission on Youth Unemployment work has been published today ‘Youth unemployment: the crisis we cannot afford’. Education and Employers Taskforce research work incorporated. Read the full report Youth unemployment- …

Most new apprentices aged 25+

  • 2 Feb 2012

More than two-thirds of the apprenticeships created in England in the past five years were taken by the over-25s, says a spending watchdog the National Audit Office. This is despite …

Have your say in apprenticeships inquiry

  • 29 Jan 2012

The Government’s Business, Innovation and Skills Committee is conducting an inquiry into apprenticeships across all sectors. The Committee seeks answers to key questions on the success of the National Apprenticeship …

Call for letters to Bill Gates

  • 16 Jan 2012

Each year Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, publishes an Annual Letter describing his priorities and work in the fields of global health and development. This …

Taskforce News out today

  • 13 Jan 2012

The latest edition of Taskforce News published today. As well as updates on current issues and forthcoming events it includes a review of 2011. It covers: How can work experience …

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