October 7, 2020

Career-related learning in primary schools and improved attainment: Studies from the USA

October 7, 2020

Chris Percy, Research Associate, Education and Employers and Director, CSP Resources Research undertaken by Education and Employers has shown that interactions with volunteers from the world of work make a significant difference to pupil’s aspirations, behaviours and attainment. Based on a Randomised Control Trial methodology, the 2019 ‘Motivated to Achieve’ study of 14-16 year olds […]

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October 2, 2020

The Lifetime Skills Guarantee – choosing or gambling?

October 2, 2020

Richard Barrett, Education and Employers Research Associate and freelance education consultant This week’s announcement by the Prime Minister of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee promises an increase in access to vocational learning1.  This guarantee should be welcomed, especially in the context of new Prince’s Trust research showing that forty-one per cent of young people believe that, […]

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September 25, 2020

Balancing Aspirations – responding to the International Labour Organisation report

September 25, 2020

Richard Barrett, Education and Employers Research Associate and freelance education consultant Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work – A Review of the Literature and Evidence1, from the International Labour Organization (ILO) adds more empirical evidence to support what many of us have long understood:  education and employer engagement can have a positive impact on […]

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September 14, 2020

Work exposure, exploration and experience – The WE3 Continuum

September 14, 2020

OECD Senior Policy Analyst Dr Anthony Mann In December 2019, a joint publication of the European Commission, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, European Training Foundation, International Labor Organisation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and UNESCO made the case for investment in career guidance. It set out an argument that implicitly said […]

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July 8, 2020

All Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships call for evidence

July 8, 2020

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships recently hosted a call for evidence on the subject of apprenticeships, to which Education and Employers made a submission. Our programmes such as Inspiring the Future allow schools and volunteers to play a vital role in introducing young people to the world of work and giving them a […]

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July 1, 2020

Employer Engagement: Preparing Young People for the Future

July 1, 2020

Sixth International Conference on Employer Engagement: Preparing Young People for the Future – One Year to go Education and Employers and the Edge Foundation are excited to announce an event to look forward to in Summer 2021 – our Sixth International Conference on Employer Engagement. Taking place on 1st and 2nd July 2021 at Westminster […]

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January 31, 2020

Shaping young people’s career choices for the shifting demands of the jobs market

January 31, 2020

By David Baldwin, Headteacher Churchill Community College and Board member The Careers & Enterprise Company The latest report by Education and & Employers is an interesting and important contribution to the debate about how we connect the career aspirations of young people with the job needs of our economy. It highlights the vital importance of […]

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October 2, 2019

Enhancing graduate employability, especially in humanities, arts and social sciences, and particularly for female graduates

October 2, 2019

This 2019 work by Professor Simon O’Leary of Regent’s University London, published in Studies in Higher Education, builds upon his earlier 2017 work published in the Journal of Education & Work and pulls together three sets of data to reveal opportunities for enhancing graduate employability across all subject areas that would have a notably positive […]

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July 19, 2019

Employer Career Interventions

July 19, 2019

Ian McIntosh and Julia Yates (City, University of London) Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 42(1), pp. 9-17. Read the full paper. The debate over the different roles and contributions made by employers and careers practitioners in English secondary schools’ careers work is not new.  But there is limited research comparing […]

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