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September 10, 2013

‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’

September 10, 2013

‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’ has been published to highlight progress made since its national launch in July 2013. It shows how the free Inspiring the Future programme connects state schools/colleges and employers to help young people make better informed decisions about jobs, careers and HE. Read ‘Inspiring the Future: the first year […]

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September 2, 2013

GCSE changes: teenagers must master English & Maths

September 2, 2013

Poor standards of numeracy and literacy among young people have been a major concern for Britain’s employers, with many having to offer remedial training. Alison Wolf, professor at King’s College London, who proposed the change in her 2011 review of vocational education, said that it was “scandalous” that half of 16-year-olds were leaving school without […]

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August 19, 2013

First ‘Professions Week’ announced

August 19, 2013

The first ‘Professions Week’ is set for 21 – 27 October 2013 and is aimed at raising awareness of the major but sometimes less well known professions among 14 – 19 year olds. The week will support teachers and careers advisors, giving them the relevant materials to help young people make informed decisions with regards […]

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August 16, 2013

Growing gender divide opening up in schools

August 16, 2013

A growing gender divide is opening up in schools with girls shying away from maths and science A-levels and fewer boys opting for English and creative subjects. Read the full story from the Independent.

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August 9, 2013

Private school pupils still have university advantage

August 9, 2013

Private school pupils are more likely to go to top universities, despite efforts to widen access, data suggests. A total of 64% of privately educated A-level students got into the most selective universities in 2010-11, against 24% of state school pupils. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) data is published a week before […]

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August 9, 2013

Campaign give better exam results advice ‘takes to road’

August 9, 2013

The National Careers Service is kicking off a week-long Jobs Bus roadshow, run in partnership with the Daily Mirror and Fish4jobs. The Jobs Bus will tour England from 15th to 22nd August to provide face-to-face workshops and advice to people of all ages.

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August 9, 2013

We’re recruiting a Business Development Manager

August 9, 2013

Charity the Education and Employers Taskforce is recruiting a Business Development Manager to work on its national Inspiring the Future service to schools and colleges. Read the job description and details of how to apply.

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