May 19, 2023

Education and Employers launch primary career-related progamme in Canada  

May 19, 2023

Primary-aged children in British Columbia were able to chat to volunteers from the world of work thanks to a pioneering project run by the charity Education and Employers. Commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Childcare, British Columbia pupils in Grades K-8 (ages 4-14 years) were given the opportunity to take part in a range […]

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May 18, 2023

Education and Employers give evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee

May 18, 2023

Today, 18th May 2023 Education and Employers gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee inquiry on ‘Education for 11 to 16 Year Olds’. The Committee chaired by Lord Jo Johnson of Marylebone is examining education with reference to the skills necessary for the digital and green economy. The session focused on school/employer engagement, […]

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April 5, 2023

Primary Futures – A Headteacher’s View

April 5, 2023

John Snell is Headteacher at Welton Primary School in Somerset and a long-time user of Primary Futures. In this article, John discusses how it has helped open pupils’ eyes to the wider world beyond the classroom and excite them about the subjects they are learning. I have worked in schools for over 25 years, 13 […]

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March 2, 2023

Schools talks to mark NHS’s 75th anniversary

March 2, 2023

To help mark the NHS’s 75th anniversary in July, NHS England and Inspiring the Future have teamed up to inspire children and young people to consider a career in the NHS. The ‘NHS Ambassadors’ programme connects NHS staff with schools to give talks about the wide and stimulating range of careers across the Service – […]

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January 31, 2023

Building Future London: Children meet the role models building their city

January 31, 2023

Over 3,000 young Londoners have had the opportunity to meet and chat with a wide range of people working in construction and infrastructure as part of the Building Future London project. The project was launched in May 2022 by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, with support from Primary Futures, the aspiration-raising programme run by […]

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January 25, 2023

An insight into children’s aspirations internationally

January 25, 2023

In 2018 Education and Employers published Drawing the Future which examined the career aspirations of primary-aged children. Over 20,000 7-11 year-olds from 20 countries took part, drawing a picture of the job they want to do when they grew up and saying who or what inspired them. The aim of the study, done in partnership […]

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January 11, 2023

Education and Employers give evidence to the Education Select Committee

January 11, 2023

In January 2022 the Education Select Committee announced it was holding an inquiry into the effectiveness of the careers advice given to students – a root and branch review of how well the current system for careers education, information, advice and guidance is working. The Education and Employers charity submitted written evidence to the Committee […]

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November 9, 2022

New report illuminates the difference made by career-related learning on children’s aspirations in Blackpool

November 9, 2022

An evaluation report of our Primary Futures Blackpool project was launched today and shows the impact of a committed and sustained approach to career-related learning on primary-aged children’s aspirations.  Funded by the Blackpool Opportunity Area Board, the project launched in September 2021 and ran over the 2021-22 academic year. The project builds on the success […]

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October 10, 2022

New evaluation shows impact of role models on primary-aged children

October 10, 2022

An evaluation and impact research report published today shows how meeting a diverse range of role models from the world of work has helped to raise children’s aspirations, broaden their horizons, increase their motivation and helped foster a more positive attitude towards learning. The report evaluates the impact of the ‘Our Future’ project in its […]

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