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February 20, 2019

Primary Futures only primary partner with National Careers Week

February 20, 2019

For the first time Primary Futures, the programme run by the charity, Education and Employers has partnered with National Careers Week as its only partner to help expand the week into primary schools across the country.  National Careers Week is an exciting opportunity to help raise children’s aspirations and broaden their horizons by bringing volunteers from […]

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January 31, 2019

UK Teachers lead the way

January 31, 2019

UK teachers have been leading the way in inspiring young people about their futures.  This was demonstrated to a global audience last week.  To coincide with the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, an event took place at the local primary school with a range of volunteers from the world of work.  […]

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January 25, 2019

Discussions, Drawings and Davos

January 25, 2019

What a week! – the publication of two major reports, a primary school visit and presentations at the Education World Forum in London and in Davos for the World Economic Forum.  This is the second year in a row that the charity has been invited to both.  Here are Katy Hampshire’s, Director of Operations and […]

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January 23, 2019

Primary Futures comes to Davos

January 23, 2019

Following last year’s publication of the “Drawing the Future” report at Davos, Education and Employers has been liaising with the primary and secondary schools in Davos.  Asked to draw the jobs that they would like to do when they grow up, this table shows the results. Strikingly, the jobs they chose were based on solely […]

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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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