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New National Careers Service published

  • 5 Apr 2012

The department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) strategy for the new National Careers Service has been published today. The Taskforce’s employee volunteering in education initiative Inspiring the Future and …

It’s who you meet

  • 4 Apr 2012

The Education and Employers Taskforce’s groundbreaking ‘It’s who you meet that stops you being NEET’ research report has already had 2,000 downloads. Read the report and watch the video.

OECD’s skills strategy

  • 30 Mar 2012

The OECD is developing a Skills Strategy with the aim of fostering a cross-government, peer-learning approach towards improving the supply of, anticipating the demand for, and optimising the use of …

Family background more impact than school

  • 26 Mar 2012

Parental effect on exam results aged 16 – 17 is five times more powerful than the influence of schooling, says Royal Economic Society. Read the full story.

Robert Peston at the ASCL conference

  • 24 Mar 2012

Robert Peston, founder of Speakers for Schools, talks about its objectives and the wide range of speakers at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) annual conference in Birmingham. …

FE urges Ofsted to scrutinise careers

  • 22 Mar 2012

Further education providers urge Ofsted to scrutinise careers advice. Ofsted must check that schools are offering impartial careers advice during inspections, apprenticeship providers have warned. Read the full story.

Paid work placements should get tax credits

  • 28 Feb 2012

Firms offering paid work placement should get tax credits and internships are part of the new corporate world, says a new report. Every student should have the opportunity to do …

Sandwich degrees may admit unlimited numbers in future

  • 24 Feb 2012

Universities that promote employment experience through four-year sandwich degrees should be free to admit an unlimited number of students to those courses, a government-commissioned review is expected to say. Read …

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