Insights and Inspiration: Exploring the impact of guest speakers in schools

October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019

Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel, Christian Percy, Nick Chambers and Jordan Rehill With support of Ashley Hodges and Max Haskins Read the report here Teachers teach because they care about young people and the futures they will have. Their passion is an investment in potential. Guest speakers are one key lever among many that schools use to […]

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Governing Our Schools: 10 Years On

October 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

Dr Elnaz Kashefpadkel and Dominic Judge Read the full report here In 2008 Business in the Community (BITC) undertook a detailed report into school and academy governance called ‘Governing Our Schools’. Now, ten years on, the research team at Education and Employers have revisited some of the themes that emerged from that earlier report a […]

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Socialised social capital? The capacity of schools to use careers provision to compensate for social capital deficiencies among teenagers

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

Anthony Mann, Christian Percy and Elnaz Kashefpakdel A chapter from Mann, A., Huddleston, P. and Kashefpakdel, E. (eds.). (2018). Essays on Employer Engagement.  London: Routledge.   The book is available here. Introduction Recent papers by Mann and Percy (2013) and Kashefpakdel and Percy (2016) have used statistical analysis to identify wage premiums accruing to young British […]

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Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs: Trends, Data and Drawings.

January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

On Wednesday 23 January, the OECD and Education and Employers launched a new report in Davos during the World Economic Forum:  Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs: Trends, Data and Drawings. The report looks at the future of education and jobs and the challenges and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It concluded that the […]

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Career-related learning in primary: The role of primary teachers and schools in preparing children for the future

January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

By Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel, Jordan Rehill and Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE. Download the report.   This paper, commissioned by Teach First,  provides evidence on the benefits of career development activities for children in the primary phase, and the range of teacher roles when delivering it. In doing so the research attempts to map what primary schools […]

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What works? Career-related learning in primary schools

December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018

By Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel, Jordan Rehill and Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE Download the report here. Research carried out by Education and Employers has been published in the latest Careers and Enterprise Company ‘What Works’ report. This paper draws together the existing evidence of the benefits of career-related learning in primary school. Starting career education early […]

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Research for Practice: Papers from our 5th International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training.

December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018

Professor Prue Huddleston and Jordan Rehill (eds) Download the paper This publication presents contributions from the 2018 International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training. The conference brought together delegates and speakers from around the world, sharing perspectives on employer engagement in education and training. The conference was the fifth hosted by Education and […]

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Joint Dialogue: How are Schools Developing Real Employability Skills

November 22, 2018

November 22, 2018

By Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel (Education and Employers), Olly Newton (Edge Foundation), Janet Clark (National Education Union) Core contributors: Jordan Rehill, Max Haskins (Education and Employers), Dr Andrea Laczik, Katherine Emms (Edge Foundation) and Jon Taylor (National Education Union). The report was launched in Central London on the 22nd November 2018. The event was chaired by Caroline […]

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Essays on Employer Engagement in Education

August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018

Edited by Anthony Mann, Prue Huddleston and Elnaz Kashefpakdel (Published August 2018) The book is available to purchase via Routledge, and Amazon.   Summaries of the following chapters are now available online: Chapter 5: Socialised social capital?  The capacity of schools to use careers provision to compensate for social capital deficiencies among teenagers. By Anthony Mann, Elnaz Kashefpakdel and Christian […]

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