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January 23, 2019

The OECD in conjunction with Education and Employers launch new report at Davos

January 23, 2019

On Wednesday 23 January, the OECD and the UK-based charity Education and Employers launched a new report at Davos during the World Economic Forum:  Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs: Trends, Data and Drawings. The report looks at the future of education and jobs and the challenges and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It […]

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January 22, 2019

Belonging, Believing, Achieving with Primary Futures in Aberdeen

January 22, 2019

On Wednesday 16th January, staff from Bramble Brae Primary School in Aberdeen organised their first Primary Futures event. Over 30 volunteers from the world of work took part and spoke to the children about their jobs and careers routes and were joined by a variety of guests including Heads and teachers from local schools. Amanda […]

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December 20, 2018

Research carried out by Education and Employers published by the Careers and Enterprise Company in their latest ‘What Works’ series.

December 20, 2018

Research carried out by Education and Employers has been published by the Careers and Enterprise Company in their latest ‘What Works’ series. This paper draws together the existing evidence of the benefits of career-related learning in primary school. Find out more and read the full report here.   “We were delighted to have been commissioned […]

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November 29, 2018

Winners of primary school Drawing the Future competition meet their career heroes

November 29, 2018

Winners of our Drawing the Future competition received their prizes at an awards ceremony at the British Academy and were thrilled to meet career models representing the jobs they drew. The nine winners were selected by judges – Neal Layton, author and illustrator; Ann Mroz, editor and digital publishing director of TES and Darren Henley […]

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November 15, 2018

Starting early – the importance of career-related learning in primary school

November 15, 2018

This article is an extended version of the blog Primary career education should broaden children’s horizons by Nick Chambers (CEO, Education and Employers) published by TES on 14 November 2018. The last few months have seen a sudden interest and enthusiasm for ‘careers education’ in primary schools. But many teachers and parents have expressed their concerns […]

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November 12, 2018

Primary Futures is delighted to announce partnership with First News

November 12, 2018

  Here at Primary Futures we are always looking for ways to broaden children’s horizons by introducing them to a huge range of exciting futures. Which is why we’re delighted to announce that we have partnered with First News to help widen the access children have to first-hand information about the huge range of possibilities […]

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November 9, 2018

Essays on Employer Engagement in Education – Book Launch

November 9, 2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new book, Essays on Employer Engagement in Education edited by Dr Anthony Mann, Professor Prue Huddleston and Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel, published by Routledge. Building on new theories about the meaning of employability in the twenty-first century and the power of social and cultural capital in enabling […]

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November 9, 2018

A Celebration of British Engineering with Aston Martin, Brompton Bicycle and the RAF

November 9, 2018

Aston Martin, Brompton Bicycle and the RAF – three iconic British brands – joined forces yesterday at a Primary Futures event to inspire and broaden the horizons of children about engineering.  Children from Broughton Fields Primary School in Milton Keynes met people doing a range of interesting jobs and were shown that engineering is open […]

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October 17, 2018

Members of the Royal Warrant Holders Association inspire primary school children

October 17, 2018

On Tuesday 16 October, volunteers from companies which hold a Royal Warrant visited Bordesley Green Primary School in Birmingham to meet the children and talk about the interesting and varied jobs they do. And the jobs were indeed interesting and varied – there were printers, bookbinders, chocolate makers, engineers of military accoutrements, tailors, cabinet makers, […]

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