Contemporary transitions: Young Britons reflect on life after secondary school and college

January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017

By Dr Anthony Mann, Dr Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel, Jordan Rehill and Professor Prue Huddleston Read the full report here.   This report, published with support from Lifeskills created with Barclays, sets out findings from a survey of 1,744 young British adults aged 19-24.  The survey undertaken on behalf of Education and Employers by YouGov investigates the experiences of respondents as […]

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Towards an employer engagement toolkit: British teachers’ perspectives on the comparative efficacy of work-related learning activities

January 20, 2017

January 20, 2017

By Dr Anthony Mann, James Dawkins and Rachael McKeown  Read the full report here. towards-an-employer-engagement-toolkit This study explores the perceptions of 390 UK secondary school staff about the value of 16 different work-related and employer engagement activities which are commonly undertaken by pupils between the ages 12 to 16 and explicitly investigates what schools staff think about the impact of […]

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Schools and the twenty-first century labour market: perspectives on structural change

December 19, 2016

December 19, 2016

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers) and Prue Huddleston (Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick). In the British Journal of Guidance & Counselling   This study investigates the UK youth labour market, looking at how changes within it have (negatively) affected the economic prospects of young Britons. Considered collectively, no generation […]

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The impact of career development activities on student attitudes towards school utility: an analysis of data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016

By Dr Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Senior Researcher, Education and Employers), Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers) and Matteo Schleicher   This study seeks to analyse whether greater teenage engagement in school-mediated career development activities, which include elements of direct exposure to the working world can be associated with more positive attitudes towards […]

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The importance of experience of the world of work in admissions to health-based undergraduate courses at Russell Group universities: A desktop review

November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016

By Jordan Rehill (Research Assistant, Education and Employers)   This study explores the admissions requirements of three healthcare related courses of study for their 2017/18 intake: Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. It asks whether these Russell Group Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) expect their undergraduate applicants to have undertaken work experience or secured related work-based experiences prior to application, […]

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Careers education: International literature review

August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016

By Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE (Principal Research Fellow, University of Warwick), Dr Anthony Mann, (Head of Policy and Research, Education and Employers), Dr Sally-Anne Barnes, (Senior Research Fellow, Warwick Institute for Employment Research), Beate Baldauf, (Senior Research Fellow Warwick Institute for Employment Research) and Rachael McKeown, (Research Assistant at the Education and Employers) Education Endowment Foundation. 2016. Download the […]

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‘Career education that works: an economic analysis using the British Cohort Study’

May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

By Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Senior Researcher, Education and Employers) & Christian Percy (An Independent Academic and Econometrician) In Journal of Education and Work, 2016. Access the article here. Read a PDF of the article here: Career education that works an economic analysis using the British Cohort Study.compressed In this article, the authors examine the relationship between career talks that British […]

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Employer engagement in education: A bibliography

November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015

Employer engagement in education a bibliography Nov 2015 Employer engagement in education relates to a wide range of related educational and economic approaches. In essence, it describes the process through which a young person engages with members of the economic community, under the auspices of their school or college, with the aim of influencing their […]

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The ‘Employer Engagement Cycle’ in Secondary Education: analysing the testimonies of young British adults

September 10, 2015

September 10, 2015

By Dr Steven Jones (Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics, University of Manchester), Dr Anthony Mann (Head of Policy and Research, Education and Employers) and Katy Morris (Education and Employers) In previous work undertaken by Education and Employers Research, evidence has been revealed which shows direct relationships between the volume of school-mediated employer engagement undertaken […]

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What do recruiters think about today’s young people? Insights from four focus groups

September 10, 2015

September 10, 2015

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers) and Prue Huddleston (Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick).   Young people are going into the labour market more highly qualified and with more years of education under their belts and yet are demonstrably struggling in the competition for work. The paper by Dr. […]

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