September 21, 2011

Assessing the Return on Investment, Evaluation and Impact of the Young Apprenticeship Programme

September 21, 2011

Published by Creative & Cultural Skills, Baker Tilly and the Education and Employers Taskforce This study considers the impact of the Young Apprenticeship Programme, which was introduced in 2008 and for which take-up has increased rapidly. There have been more than 700 completions to date, with the current cohort comprising 210 learners. The project has […]

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October 21, 2010

What Is To Be Gained Through Partnership?

October 21, 2010

This Taskforce report published on 15 October 2010 pulls together robust UK and international evidence on employer engagement. What is to be gained through partnership? provides high quality evidence about the benefits of education and employer engagement to young people, schools and employers, including recent research: from the US demonstrating 11% higher wages eight years after […]

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June 21, 2010

The ‘Hidden Givers’: A Study of School Governing Bodies in England

June 21, 2010

A report by the University of Bath (Chris James, Steve Brammer, Michael Connolly, Mike Fertig, Jane James and Jeff Jones), commissioned by the CfBT Education Trust This study sought to establish the relationship between governing body effectiveness and pupil attainment in primary schools and secondary schools in high and low socio-economic settings. The report combines […]

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June 1, 2010

Employability: Incentivising Improvement

June 1, 2010

A report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) This report examines shortages in employability skills as a problem for those entering work and employers and details recent policy changes in three areas: training, assessment and funding, as well as seeking levers in the existing system that could be adapted to improve shortcomings.In […]

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June 22, 2009

Corporate Investment to Increase Interest in Mathematics, Science and Technology: A General Analysis for the Volvo Group

June 22, 2009

A report by Nicholas Tengelin (Chalmers University of Technology), commissioned by the Volvo Group This report reviews and analyses an extensive range of data sources and studies to assess the extent of and reasons for the impending reduction in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) graduates (and therefore the recruitment pool) in Europe. Eurostat and OECD […]

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January 21, 2008

The Work Experience Placements of Secondary School Students: Widening Horizons or Reproducing Social Inequality?

January 21, 2008

A report by Hatcher, R. and Le Gallais, T., Birmingham City University This report examines whether the distribution of work experience (WEX) placements among secondary school age students is differentiated by class and gender, the processes by which this may occur and whether this therefore impacts on the widening of students’ horizons and future employment […]

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