Previous research frequently quoted

Finding from Education and Employers own research which are frequently quoted include:

  • Statistically there is ‘nothing in common’ between the career aspirations of young people and labour market demand (2013)
  • Young people who take part in careers activities such as jobs fairs and job shadowing are more positive about schooling and its helpfulness in adulthood (2016, 2017, 2017)
  • The more young people encounter employers whilst in school (4 of more often being cited), the more they earn and the lower their chances of becoming NEET as young adults (2013, 2016, 2017)
  • Structural changes in the operation of the youth labour market are making employer engagement more important for young people (2015, 2016)
  • Independent schools have extensive links with employers and use those ties to give students advantages in their transitions out of school e.g. university admissions (2014, 2016)
  • Evidence suggests that employment gains are more due to enhanced social capital and career knowledge than enhanced employability skills (2014)
  • Those young people who have most to gain from employer engagement currently have least access to it (2017)

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