June 5, 2013

Aspirational Nation: employers help schools translate education to employment

June 5, 2013

A major report An Aspirational Nation: a culture change in careers provision will be launched on the 5th June by the National Careers Council. One of the main recommendations is that the National Careers Service should significantly expand its work with schools, young people and parents. Nick Chambers, Director of the Education and Employers Taskforce […]

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June 4, 2013

The Taskforce is recruiting a Schools Liaison Assistant

June 4, 2013

The job will involve working in close association with the Inspiring the Future Programme Director and the Inspiring the Future team. The Schools Liaison Assistant is responsible for working closely with schools teachers and careers advisors, and helping them to utilise the system to invite signed up volunteers to attend a schools event to speak […]

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June 4, 2013

Girls’ job choices and aspirations need broadening

June 4, 2013

Women’s Business Council says we need to broaden girls’ aspirations and job choices before the start of their working lives by creating a partnership between schools, business and parents. Chair of the Women’s Business Council and chief executive of MITIE, Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE said: “Our recommendations are for both Government and the business community, and […]

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May 24, 2013

Companies should ignore unpaid internships and degree classifications

May 24, 2013

Companies should ignore unpaid internships and degree classifications during the recruitment process to create a “level playing field”. The study by the Association of Graduate Recruiters and Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services found that employers may be discriminating against disadvantaged applicants. Read the full story.

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May 23, 2013

Free tickets for Digital Summer Camp for Inspiring the Future schools

May 23, 2013

Free tickets for Inspiring the Future schools to London’s biggest digital day trip on 12 July packed full of interactive workshops and exhibitors at Digital Summer Camp based at Hackney Community College. Please book your groups in by going to their tickets page and entering the discount voucher ‘InspiringTheFuture’. Digital Summer Camp students will learn […]

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May 21, 2013

Calls for FE teachers to do ‘work experience’

May 21, 2013

A group advising Labour is calling for a tougher line on teaching standards in further education colleges. Chuka Umunna, shadow business secretary, emphasised the need to integrate colleges with the “world of work, business and industry”. He backed calls for further education teachers to carry out their own form of work experience each year, “gaining […]

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May 16, 2013

Germany leads the way in attitudes to careers

May 16, 2013

There’s only one word for a trade, profession or career in German. That covers everything from car mechanic to brain surgeon. That word is Beruf. Its root “rufen” – to call, the same word also implies vocation or calling, in fact it applies to any job. Head of teaching union ASCL, Brian Lightman, draws on […]

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May 14, 2013

Young people 10% less likely to work

May 14, 2013

Young people are 10% less likely to be in work today than before the recession, the TUC has said ahead of official data tomorrow that is expected to show stubbornly persistent unemployment. Only 58% of 18-24 year olds found work in 2013, compared with almost 65% in 2009, the unions said, leaving a shortfall of […]

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May 13, 2013

New free Apprenticeships resources for teachers

May 13, 2013

Most young people think of Sir Alan Sugar when they hear the word Apprentice but we want to help young people understand what real Apprenticeships are about. The National Apprenticeship Service reports that young people are often not aware of apprentice opportunities, so it is making new free careers information resources available to schools and […]

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