October 31, 2017

What works in Transition Skills (Mock interviews and CV workshops)? Our findings published in a new Careers and Enterprise Company report

October 31, 2017

By Jordan Rehill, Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel and Anthony Mann Download the full report here.   Research carried out by the research team at Education and Employers has been published in a new Careers and Enterprise Company report. The report presents new and existing evidence on the impact and delivery of transition skills events (CV workshops […]

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October 16, 2017

IGD investigates the skills gap in the food and grocery industry

October 16, 2017

By Fiona Miller Head of Employability and Skills, IGD     IGD, the education and training charity for the food and grocery industry, has launched new research that investigates the nature of the skills gap in food and grocery. This research will help to understand the underlying causes of the skills gap and what can be […]

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October 4, 2017

Indicators of successful transitions: Teenage attitudes and experiences related to the world of work

October 4, 2017

By Anthony Mann, Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel and Jordan Rehill   Read the full report.   Overview This study aims to harness insights from UK longitudinal studies to help careers professionals and other school teaching staff identify and prioritise pupils who require greater levels of careers provision as they approach key decision making points. Comprised of a questionnaire and […]

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August 4, 2016

International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training 2016

August 4, 2016

View the full picture library from the conference here. July 21 and 22 2016 saw the coming together of key thinkers from around the globe for the International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training. The conference, jointly hosted by Education and Employers and the Edge Foundation, aimed to present accessible research to be […]

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August 2, 2016

‘Trend analysis: Gender in STEM education’

August 2, 2016

By Cocky Booy, Noortje Jansen, Gertje Joukes and Esther van Schaik The Netherlands: VHTO (National Expert Organisation on Girls / Women and Science / Technology). Read the report here. This National Expert Organisation on Girls / Women and Science / Technology (VHTO) has gathered evidence on the participation of girls with STEM in the Netherlands. […]

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May 23, 2016

‘Does the work-study combination among youth improve the transition path?’

May 23, 2016

by Bjorn Nillson International Labor Office, Work4Youth. 2015. The report is available here. While a considerable worldwide literature base exists debating both the positive and negative outcomes for young people participating in part time employment whilst in school, the majority of the literature fails to consider trends within developing countries. This study addresses this gap by […]

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May 17, 2016

‘Career education that works: an economic analysis using the British Cohort Study’

May 17, 2016

By Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Senior Researcher, Education and Employers) & Christian Percy (An Independent Academic and Econometrician) In Journal of Education and Work, 2016. Access the article here. Read a PDF of the article here: Career education that works an economic analysis using the British Cohort Study.compressed In this article, the authors examine the relationship between career talks that British […]

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May 6, 2016

What to do about young people not going to university?

May 6, 2016

By Ingrid Schoon, University College London Institute of Education. Email: I.Schoon@ucl.ac.uk “Most young people, especially those who do not follow an academic route, are ‘overlooked’” by current policy structure (House of Lords Paper 120, 2016) Current policy structure ignores the needs of young people who adopt the traditional work-focused route to independent adulthood. Successive governments have focused […]

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February 19, 2016

‘Disadvantage and the “capacity to aspire” to medical school’

February 19, 2016

Erica Southgate, Brian Kelly, & Ian Symonds In Medical Education (2015), 49(1), pp.73-83. The article is available here. This article considers the aspirations of Australian high school students considering careers within medicine. Conducted in 2015, social mobility within medical careers has notably declined as young people from low socio-economic backgrounds are underrepresented, especially in comparison […]

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January 28, 2016

Lost in transition: VET, apprenticeships and entrepreneurship

January 28, 2016

By Iván Diego, Entrepreneurship Education Project Coordinator for VALNALON. e-mail: ivan@valnalon.com twitter: @ivandiego “Plain common sense seems to suggest apprenticeships could be used to further advance the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills but regardless of such potential, experts acknowledge most apprenticeship schemes currently in place do no explicitly train entrepreneurship skills.” (OECD, 2010). The title is an attempt to capture what has […]

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