September 26, 2013

Young People’s Backgrounds, Aspirations and Outcomes: Identifying Patterns, Seeking Explanation, Proposing Solutions

September 26, 2013

This seminar focused on the impact of social background and aspirations on employment outcomes for young people. Abstract: There has been a long-standing concern expressed by politicians, media outlets and social scientists with young people’s occupational aspirations, and particularly with the notion that low aspiration or lack of aspiration might be having a significant impact […]

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May 23, 2013

Young People’s Career Expectations and their Impact on the Transition to Adulthood

May 23, 2013

This seminar focused on the relationship between aspirations and school to work transitions for young people. Abstract: This paper examined the antecedents and long term outcomes of teenage career aspirations. What are the expectations young people have regarding their educational and occupational pathways? Have these aspirations changed over time? What are the predictors of teenage […]

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March 21, 2013

Employer Engagement in British Secondary Education: Wage Earning Outcomes Experienced by Young Adults

March 21, 2013

By By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers), and Christian Percy (An Independent Academic and Econometrician).   An article by Dr Anthony Mann and economist Christian Percy from the peer-reviewed international Journal of Education and Work exploring the links between the earnings of young adults and the extent of school-mediated employer contacts they were exposed to […]

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November 15, 2012

Building a Better “Pathways to Careers” System in the US

November 15, 2012

This seminar focused on the ‘Pathways to Careers’ programme in the US and related it to the situation in the UK. Abstract: This informal talk focused on the dilemmas and challenges of building a better system of pathways in the US that transition a wide range of young people into middle skill jobs. In the […]

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September 19, 2012

School to Work Transitions in a Liberal Economy

September 19, 2012

This seminar focused on the way in which school to work transitions can be successfully managed in the current economic climate. Abstract: All over Europe, headline figures for youth unemployment have been reaching record and deeply worrying levels. But how far is this a result of financial crisis and recession? And how far does it […]

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April 21, 2012

Work Experience: Impact and Delivery – Insights from the Evidence

April 21, 2012

This report published by the Education and Employers Taskforce presents findings from recent research, considered by the charity’s 2011 Working Group on Work Experience, on the value of work experience to young people within the contexts of: clarifying career aspirations, getting into university, academic attainment and employment. It also examines the quality of work experience […]

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February 27, 2012

School-Mediated Employer Engagement and Labour Market Outcomes for Young Adults: Wage Premiums and NEET Status

February 27, 2012

This seminar focused on the relationship between employer engagement and employment outcomes for young people. Abstract: What is the relationship between participation in school-age (14-19) employer engagement activities (work experience, careers advice from employers etc) and labour market outcomes among young adults (aged 19-24)? Drawing on a sample of 987 young Britons, the seminar presented new data, […]

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February 21, 2012

It’s Who You Meet: Why Employer Contacts at School Make a Difference to the Employment Prospects of Young Adults

February 21, 2012

** Please note that deeper statistical analysis of data first presented this report identified lower levels of improvements in NEET outcomes than initially set out in this publication.  Please see Anthony Mann’s blog of 15 November 2015 ** This report published by the Education and Employers Taskforce examines youth unemployment within the UK and provides […]

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October 21, 2011

Creative Apprenticeships: Assessing the Return on Investment, Evaluation and Impact

October 21, 2011

Published by Creative & Cultural Skills, Baker Tilly and the Education and Employers Taskforce This study shows that the Creative Apprenticeship is adding significant value to employers, employees and the state, and has potentially far-reaching impacts on other sectors that depend on the creative and cultural industries. The latest cohort of 210 CAs is expected […]

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May 24, 2011

The Wolf Report – Perspectives from Europe

May 24, 2011

This seminar examined the policy proposals of the Wolf Report. Abstract: The Wolf Report puts forward both strong criticism of and radical proposals for VET in England. Alison Wolf’s analysis of staying-on becoming the norm and the proposal that there should be a heavier emphasis on WRL and WBL at 16-18 rather than 14-16 prompts us […]

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