Our research has been frequently cited in UK government strategies and papers, including the recent UK Industrial Strategy (2017), the Department for Education’s Careers Strategy (2017) and Careers statutory guidance (2018). Our work has also been published in a number of academic journals, including the leading international Journal for Education and Work. It has formed the backbone for many delivery programmes across the UK and internationally.
• Statistically there is “nothing in common” between the career aspirations of young people and labour market demand (2013)
• Children’s aspirations are shaped by their gender and who they know. The patterns of jobs chosen by seven-year-olds mirror those selected by 17-year olds (2018)
• Structural changes in the operation of the youth labour market are making employer engagement more important for young people (2016)
• Independent schools have extensive links with employers and use those ties to give students advantages in their transitions out of school e.g. university admissions (2012)
• Evidence suggests that employment gains are more due to enhanced social capital and career knowledge than enhanced employability skills (2014)
• Those young people who have most to gain from employer engagement currently have least access to it (2017)