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City firms offer A-level pupils paid internships

  • 9 Feb 2011

A total of 35 businesses will be offering paid internships to A-level students as part of City of London Business Traineeship scheme. Students from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lambeth, Camden, …

Employers want apprentices not graduates

  • 7 Feb 2011

School-leavers may be harming their job prospects by seeking a place at university this summer. Results of a City and Guilds poll of more than 500 employers released today reveal …

Government backs Apprenticeships

  • 7 Feb 2011

At the start of Apprenticeship Week (7-11 February) the Business Secretary Vince Cable, and Skills Minister John Hayes, urge more employers to drive economic growth by creating a new generation …

Employers can help social mobility

  • 3 Feb 2011

Who gets the best jobs? Firms can help social mobility which has been declining in Britain since the 1950s. So what can the brightest young people from less privileged backgrounds …

Christian Percy has new DfE post

  • 2 Feb 2011

Christian Percy, Operations Director at the Education and Employers Taskforce, is returning to the Department for Education at the end of his secondment to take up a new role as …

OECD review of vocational education in South Carolina

  • 2 Feb 2011

The OECD’s review of vocational education and training in South Carolina calls on the state to provide high school students with more substantial UK-style work experience while in school, targeting …

Just the job for girls

  • 1 Feb 2011

Year 9 pupils across Devon attend a ‘Women in Construction’ event at Exeter College. The aim was to find out more about the many opportunities available in the construction industry. …

Science and maths teaching in Wales not up to scratch

  • 31 Jan 2011

Science, technology, engineering and maths skills in Wales are not up to scratch, a critical report claims. The report, by the National Assembly’s Enterprise and Learning Committee, calls for “concerted …

Vince Cable and Nick Clegg visit Brompton Bicycle

  • 28 Jan 2011

Brompton Bicycle Ltd played host yesterday to Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister. As the UK’s largest …

4,000 to attend Careers Fest

  • 24 Jan 2011

More than 4,000 students aged 12 upwards from across the UK are attending the Careers Fest at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford. They will meet local and national employers including …

The New Apprenticeship Agenda: the Union Role

  • 24 Jan 2011

Conference: 9 February 2011 at the TUC, Congress Centre, London Apprenticeships are a major skills priority for the Government and they are also a key priority for unions. Speakers include: …

The point of partnership explained

  • 17 Jan 2011

The Point of partnership: the case for employer engagement in education written by the Education and Employers Taskforce has been published in respected international journal Strategic HR Review. The primary …

Listen to our first research seminar

  • 14 Jan 2011

Dr Gill Haynes, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter talks about Work-related learning and employer engagement: findings from the national evaluation of 14-19 Diplomas in our January research seminar …

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