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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May 31, 2019

Lessons in Tracking – A discussion with Professor Chris Warhurst

May 31, 2019

Jordan Rehill (Research Analyst, Education and Employers) As Director of the Institute of Employment Research at the University of Warwick, Professor Chris Warhurst has published a number of studies and papers exploring labour market trends and issues. In relation to Tracktion, Chris has extensive experience designing, planning and implementing graduate tracking protocols in Higher Education […]

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May 1, 2019

Social mobility stagnates according to Social Mobility Commission – Is there more that can be done in primary schools to change this?

May 1, 2019

By Jordan Rehill (Research Analyst, Education and Employers) In their sixth State of the Nation report, the Social Mobility Commission says that social mobility has stagnated over the last four years and explores some of the reasons for this. Gaps between the poorest students and their peers are, according to the authors, prevalent at all […]

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April 17, 2019

What should careers education look like in Early Years and primary settings?

April 17, 2019

Will Millard, Head of Policy Advocacy at LKMco, shares his thoughts as to what careers education should look like in Early Years and primary settings. Before we began the research for LKMco’s new report on careers education, I wouldn’t have necessarily been supportive of the idea of young children taking part in a careers education […]

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March 25, 2019

Youth employment figures unpacked: Skills and social capital in a transforming labour market

March 25, 2019

Jordan Rehill (Research Analyst, Education and Employers) The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published earlier this month provide a stark reminder of the challenge that young people face when looking for stable and secure employment. While overall NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) figures for 18-24-year olds have declined in […]

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February 22, 2019

The Future of Work – A new report by CASCAID supported by Education and Employers

February 22, 2019

Supported by Education and Employers, CASCAID have launched their latest report The Future of Work, which explores the impact of technology on young people’s expectations of work and careers education. The report reflects on how generational differences have shaped the workplace and people’s attitudes towards work. The authors also examine how the fourth industrial revolution […]

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