Scaling Up: Developing and extending career-related learning in primary schools

July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021

This report by looks at the impact of Primary Futures and explores how the programme can be scaled up. Executive Summary  Primary Futures connects primary schools with volunteers from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, with different career journeys and doing different jobs. Schools are connected with volunteers via a secure state of the art […]

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Starting Early: Building the foundations for success

March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

Making the case for interactions with the world of work at primary-age: helping children broaden their horizons; overcome stereotypes; and become more motivated in class. Starting Early reveals: Children as young as five have ingrained stereotypical views about the jobs people do, based on their gender, ethnicity, and social background Most children’s career aspirations are […]

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The Value of Volunteering

January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021

The Value of Volunteering report, in collaboration with the CIPD, reveals the positive value that organisations can realise by supporting their staff to undertake volunteering in schools and colleges. It shows that employers who support their staff to volunteer have found employees to be more motivated, more productive and have a better sense of well-being. […]

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A short history of employer engagement

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Elementary Education Act, the first piece of legislation to deal specifically with the provision of education in Britain (receiving Royal Assent on the 9th August 1870) we are publishing this paper by Prof. Prue Huddleston. Since our launch in 2009 the Education and Employers Charity has sought […]

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Disconnected: Career aspirations and jobs in the UK

January 22, 2020

January 22, 2020

Authors: Nick Chambers, Chris Percy and Martin Rogers 22nd January 2020 A major new report reveals a disconnect between young people’s career aspirations and jobs in the UK, whether current vacancies or projected demand. This report is based on an international survey of over 8,500 people aged 14-18. There were over 7,000 responses from young […]

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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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