Miriam Avorin
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Sweden

What does academia have to say about NEETs?

Steven Bainbridge
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)
Excellence and inclusivity: A skills agenda for Europe

Rafael Balparda Pilar
San José de Calasanz VET School, Spain
Companies as an active part of the evaluation of entrepreneurial skills

Lutz-Peter Berg
Embassy of Switzerland
Book launch: A Race to the Top – Achieving 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020

Mick Blaylock
Core Maths Support Programme – Department for Education
Education and Employer Engagement: Maths for Work, Study & Life

Andrew Boer and Oliver Brown
Edge Hotel School and Wivenhoe House

The delivery of an industry engaged learning strategy in Higher Education: Issues and benefits for both parties

Stijn Broecke
Skills and wage inequality

Tom Bulman
Engaging employers sustainably through one-hour ‘Career WorkOut

Berna Bridge
Deniz College, Turkey
Aspects of Employer Engagement in Education in Turkey

Bohrene Chakroun

Financing skills for work in education 2030: Contribution of private sector

Clare Collins
National Governors Association
Employer Engagement in Governance

Jill Collins and Glynis Dean
Sheffield Hallam University and The Royal Air Force
A military approach to inclusive work experience activity: Bespoke STEM placements

Paul Comyn
International Labor Organisation (ILO)
Employer engagement in skills development and skills utilisation: Recent research and examples of technical cooperation in developing countries

Patrick Craven and Neil Burke
City & Guilds of London Institute and Youth Focus North East
Exploring employer perceptions of open badges in supporting young unemployed people into education, employment or Training

Jay Derrick and Paul Grainger
UCL Institute of Education
Fit for purpose: Collaborative partnerships between industry practitioners and teachers for the co-design and delivery of vocational education and training programmes

Ivan Diego
Valnalon, Spain
VET schools as entrepreneurial hubs: A model

Kirstie Donnelly
City & Guilds of London Institute
Book launch: A Race to the Top – Achieving 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020

Mahmoud Emira
City & Guilds of London Institute
Preparing young people for employment and further study: Employer engagement in the City & Guilds TechBac®

Wai Yi Feng and Mark Williams
University of Cambridge and Engineering Development Trust (EDT)
Measuring Impact of Employer-Engagement Programmes in STEM

Simon Field

Between two worlds: Education and work

Shalena Fokeera-Wahedally and Dominique Slade
Mauritius Examinations Syndicate, Mauritias and Cambridge International Examinations

Building bridges between schools and industry: The Mauritian Experience

Lynn Gambin and Terence Hogarth
Institute for Employment Research (IER), University of Warwick and Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB)
Aligning school to work:  Assessing the impact of employer engagement with schools in assisting young people make the transition from school to work

Lesley Giles
UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)
Youth unemployment: Challenges and solutions

Chris Gledhill
Being Smart about Employer Engagement

Nele Graf, Denise Gramß and Michael Heister
University for Applied Management, Germany and Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Germany

Analysis of employers learning competences for further education success

Paula Grayson and Harri Kamalanathan
Bell Consultancy / Ravensbourne and Haus Pictures
Mainstreaming entrepreneurial habits in students

Francis Green and Golo Henseke
UCL Institute of Education
The changing gradate labour market: Analysis using a new indication of graduate jobs

Anne Hampshire
The Smith Family
Improving the education and employment outcomes of highly disadvantaged young Australians

David Harbourne
Edge Foundation
Ten years of research by the Edge Foundation &
Book launch: A Race to the Top – Achieving 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020 &
Evidence-based policy, or policy-based evidence?

Claudia Harris
The Careers and Enterprise Company
The Careers and Enterprise Company

John Higton
CFE Research
The potential market for higher and degree apprenticeships

Ann Hodgson and Ken Spours
UCL Institute of Education
Future apprenticeships: The important role of ‘mediators’ at the local/regional level

John Holman
The Gatsby Foundation / University of York
Good career guidance

Tristram Hooley
The Careers and Enterprise Company / University of Derby
Effective employer mentoring: Lessons from the evidence

Muir Houston
University of Glasgow
Partnership and collaboration in work-based and -related learning in Higher Education

Prue Huddleston and Andrea Laczik
University of Warwick and University of Oxford
‘In the driving seat’, or reluctant passengers? Employer engagement in qualifications development: Some evidence from two recent 14-19 qualification reforms

Prue Huddleston and Heidi Ashton
University of Warwick and University of Leicester
Tell it like it is: education and employer engagement; freelance and self- employment

Deirdre Hughes
University of Warwick
LMI: Myths and realities

Deirdre Hughes, Anthony Mann, Rachael McKeown and Eleanor Stringer
University of Warwick, Education and Employers and the Education Endowment Foundation
An  international literature review: Careers Education

Steve Iredale, Jennifer Durant and Roberta Kay
Past President of National Association of Head Teachers and Gunton Primary Academy

Employer Engagement in Primary Schooling

Chris James
University of Bath
Employer Engagement in Governance

Steven Jones
University of Manchester
How access to the medical profession is conceptualised by key stakeholders: Evidence from a case study of NHS ‘work tasters’

Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel and Anthony Mann
University of Bath and Education and Employers

Socialised social capital? The capacity of schools to use employer engagement to compensate for social capital deficiencies among teenagers

Kerry Lee
University of Auckland
All partnerships aren’t equal: Investigating the benefits of industry-school collaborations, from a business perspective

Adrian Lyons

Enterprise, employability and employer engagement: The findings of Ofsted’s thematic survey
The Ofsted report will be published in September and available for circulation then.

Bill Lucas
University of Winchester
Book launch: A Race to the Top – Achieving 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020

Andrew Mackenzie
Reed in Partnership

Young Careers

Anthony Mann
Education and Employers
Teenage indicators of a young person’s future economic success

Anthony Mann and Rachael McKeown
Education and Employers
Young people in the labour market: Understanding how teenage employer engagement makes a difference to adult outcomes

Tami McCrone and Susie Bamford
National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
Young People’s Transitions: how employers make a difference

Sandra McNally
London School of Economics (LSE)
Post-compulsory education in England: Choices and implications

Shaun Meekins Head
Book launch: A Race to the Top – Achieving 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020

Julie Moote
King’s College London
Who is getting advice? Year 11 students’ views on careers education and work experience in English secondary schools

Lord Nash
Employer Engagement in Governance

Jan Noterdaeme
CSR Europe
European Pact 4 Youth

Simon O’Leary
Regent’s University London
The experiences and attitudes of graduates towards employability-related support in undergraduate degree programmes and the potential role for externally-facing student projects

Christian Percy
Independent Analyst
What makes a career talk sing: Under what school delivery circumstances or student attitudinal contexts are career talks associated with optimal, long-term wage outcomes?

Phil Pyatt
Education and Employers
Inspiring the Future

Ramli Rashidi and Ludger Deitmer
University College Technology Sarawak, Malaysia and University of Bremen, Institute Technology and Education, Germany
Investigating the impact quality of a new apprenticeship approach (NDTS) in Malaysia

Zeeshan Rahman and Patrick Craven
City & Guilds of London Institute
Making Apprenticeships Work: Employer Engagement in Developing the Quality Apprenticeships Model

Sean Richards
UCL Institute of Education
Different pathways, diverse destinations

Angela Richardson and Paul Bocji
Heart of Worcestershire College and Aston University
Technology and the Ability to Learn through Failure: A Virtual Business Enterprise Team

Rachel Roberts
Queen Mary, University of London
Hidden gems vs. usual suspects: How targeted employer engagement in higher education can produce social mobility outcomes for less advantaged graduates, reputational enhancement for institutions and business development outcomes for organisations

Graciana Rucci
Inter-American Development Bank
Skills development for employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

Andreas Schleicher

An interview with Andreas

Robert Schwartz
University of Harvard
The Challenge of Engaging Employers:  A Report from the Field

Damien Smith
Department for Work and Pensions
Employer Engagement: New approaches

Julian Stanley
European Training Foundation
Employer Engagement in Education and Development

Karina Veal
Asian Development Bank
Employer Engagement in Education and Training; Approaches across emerging Asia

Helen Wallbey
Federation of Small Business
Women in enterprise: The untapped potential

Kirsty Watt
Academy Ambassadors
Understanding the role of business expertise, and exploring good governance, at Multi Academy Trusts 

Liz Watts and Jessie Soohyun Park
EdComs and Samsung
21st century thinking: How we can use technology to inspire a generation of creative and collaborative thinkers

David Way
Former CEO of the National Apprenticeship Service
Book launch: A Race to the Top – Achieving 3 million more apprenticeships by 2020

Michele Weatherburn and Kate Ridley Moy
Department for Education
How evidence is used in policy making: Careers policy & using evidence findings in post-16 analysis unit, DfE

Stella Williams
Newman University
A systematic review of current understandings of employability

Joan Wilson
National Centre for Universities and Business
Work experience as a gateway to talent in the UK: Assessing business views

Maryam Zahraee
Strategies for upgrading vocational education in Iran
Watch a movie version of the presentation here.
Read the full paper here: Maryam Zahraee