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

…Future: Exploring the career aspirations of primary school children from around the world. London: Education and Employers [5] https://www.tes.com/news/if-were-serious-about-improving-social-mobility-issue-must-be-addressed-primary-level [6] https://www.tes.com/news/lifes-not-fair-it-could-be-if-we-just-tried-little-bit-harder [7] https://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/great-expectations/ [8] Mann, Iredale and Kashefpakdel 2017: https://www.educationandemployers.org/research/primary-futures-connecting-life-and-learning-in-uk-primary-education/…


New report reveals major disconnect between young people’s career aspirations and jobs

…https://www.ft.com/content/bc4cda12-377d-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/jobs-careers-aspirations-technology-oecd-global-study-teenagers-a9295436.html https://www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/skills/why-young-people-are-the-key-to-closing-the-digital-skills-gap-ignoring-it-could-cost-uk-economy-a4338956.html Dream Jobs? Teenagers’ Career Aspirations and the Future of Work The report is launched alongside new analysis of PISA data by the OECD, also published today in…


Primary Futures launches nationally

…Education and Employers Taskforce charity’s 5th birthday and also, more importantly, messages from teachers to our Inspiring the Future volunteers asking them to visit their school topping 50,000. Photos here:…


Inspiring the Future: three milestones and what they mean

…costs of traditional funding for employer engagement in education: https://www.educationandemployers.org/research/how-much-does-it-cost-to-engage-employers-in-education/ Anthony Mann and Christian Percy in the Journal of Education and Work on earnings premiums linked to higher volume teenage…


Disconnected: Career aspirations and jobs in the UK

…use of that information, as well as more help for parents and more engagement by employers. Read press coverage of the Disconnected report below: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-51192450 https://www.tes.com/news/school-careers-support-inadequate-say-third-pupils https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/youth-of-today-still-aspire-to-jobs-of-yesteryear-09hxpx78q https://www.ft.com/content/bc4cda12-377d-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/jobs-careers-aspirations-technology-oecd-global-study-teenagers-a9295436.html https://www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/skills/why-young-people-are-the-key-to-closing-the-digital-skills-gap-ignoring-it-could-cost-uk-economy-a4338956.html…


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Graduate gloom as 83 apply for every vacancy

The number of graduates applying for each job has doubled since 2009, as three successive years of university leavers struggle with an over-saturated market. Read the full Telegraph story….


Higher education should ‘plan for employability’

…the centre of HEIs’ strategic planning, widening access to work placements, and promoting partnerships between employers and HEIs. Read the full report: Employers’ perceptions of the employability of new graduates…