Improving the life chances of children and young people by connecting volunteers from the world of work with schools.

What we do

“It opened my eyes about different areas of work, and other ways of getting there. It also enabled me to talk to real people who have reached career levels that I aspire to.”

Year 9 student, Merseyside.

Virtual International Conference on Employer Engagement: Preparing Young People for the Future

1 & 2 July 2021

This virtual conference will be hosted by Education and Employers in partnership with the Edge Foundation. Now in its sixth year, the International Conference on Employer Engagement has been attended widely with high quality papers from across the globe. It will focus on employer engagement in general education, technical and vocational education and training, and the extent to which such interventions adequately prepare young people for the rapidly changing world of work.

By going virtual in 2021 the event has become accessible to delegates internationally at the click of a button, allowing for greater participation and engaging networking opportunities with a bigger, broader community of fellow researchers in the education sphere. The conference welcomes researchers, practitioners, employers, awarding organisations and policymakers.

Register now – Early Bird tickets £25



Everyone on Board – increasing governing board diversity

Around a third of young people currently in our schools are from an ethnic minority. Yet, the people leading schools generally do not reflect this…

Read more

Our Future Derby – Making an impact

“We didn’t understand the impact of career learning at all until it happened. We realised from doing the questionnaires that the children had very narrow views when…

Read more

Redraw the Balance – challenging gender stereotypes

Redraw the Balance continues to generate interest and inspire new versions around the world. The original two-minute film, which captures how young children define career opportunities as…

Read more

Interactive virtual sessions

See how NHS staff are inspiring young people as part of our latest campaign with Health Education England:

And find out more about our virtual sessions.

News and events