January 18, 2011

Work experience ‘key to job hunt’ for graduates

January 18, 2011

Job-hunting graduates need work experience to stand a chance of getting a job with many employers, a recruitment survey says. The High Fliers’ graduate jobs survey was based on 100 leading UK employers. Read the full BBC story.

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January 18, 2011

DfE Employer Engagement Funding Review – Call for Evidence

January 18, 2011

The Department for Education has asked the Taskforce to manage and coordinate a high-level review estimating the returns on investment for different kinds of employer engagement in education and an assessment of the costs and benefits of different delivery options, in order to inform government policy from April 2012 onwards. Please submit any evidence or […]

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January 17, 2011

The point of partnership explained

January 17, 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 audience is senior human resource professionals.

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January 14, 2011

Listen to our first research seminar

January 14, 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 audio file. This is the first in a series of research seminars co-sponsored by the Education and Employers Taskforce and the Centre for Education and […]

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January 14, 2011

Year in View published

January 14, 2011

Thanks to the support from the members of the Partnership Board, Trustees, employers and hundreds of volunteers, it has been a successful and productive first year for the charity the Education and Employers Taskforce. We believe that 2010 has marked the start of many new and enduring education and employer partnerships.

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January 6, 2011

Rail skills academy created

January 6, 2011

Despite the cutbacks, railway engineers are still in demand. The business secretary is backing a new skills academy to train more rail workers. Read the full Guardian story.

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January 6, 2011

CBI director general knighted for services to business

January 6, 2011

Confederation of British Industry director general and Taskforce Trustee, Richard Lambert, has been named in the New Year’s honours list. Lambert was knighted in recognition for his services to business. Read the full story in Money Marketing.

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December 20, 2010

Gove appoints new board members – including Taskforce Trustee

December 20, 2010

The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has announced the appointment of four new non-executive members to the Department for Education Board, as part of a drive to improve governance across Whitehall. The Board, chaired by the Secretary of State, provides strategic leadership of the Department, focusing on performance and the delivery of DfE’s […]

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December 14, 2010

How to make effective partnerships

December 14, 2010

New case studies of successful partnerships between schools and diverse local employers have been added to the Teachers Guide. These include; the Abingdon Diploma Partnership in Oxfordshire, Harris Academy Bermondsey and Gumley House Convent School, a Language Specialist School, in Harlesdon.

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December 13, 2010

College students experience top employers

December 13, 2010

Young business and creative students aged 16-19 headed to London to get a taste of life at two of Britain’s most influential organisations, and to boost their employability skills. A Capital Experience was organised by business-education charity Career Academies UK.

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