November 16, 2015

Employer engagement in the school-to-work transitions of young Britons

November 16, 2015

In 2014, Routledge published the first ever research collection on the subject of employer engagement in education. Among the essays was a piece which we co-wrote:  School-mediated employer engagement and labour market outcomes for young adults: wage premia, NEET outcomes and career confidence.  It presented a full and final analysis of survey data from 2011 […]

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November 13, 2015

Employer engagement in education: A bibliography

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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November 4, 2015

Inspiring the Future: three milestones and what they mean

November 4, 2015

Inspiring the Future (www.inspiringthefuture.org) is the free service provided by Education & Employers which allows UK state schools and colleges to connect online with employee volunteers to support young people across a wide range of activities, stretching from short careers talks to being a school governor. During the month of October 2015, three important milestones […]

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October 7, 2015

What is education for?

October 7, 2015

Speaker: Professor Hugh Lauder, University of Bath Hugh Lauder addressed the widely-held assumption of policy makers and orthodox economists is that there is a tight connection between education, skills and the labour market. He challenged the assumption, highlighting ways in which the connections between education and work have become problematic and questioning the dominant view […]

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June 16, 2015

The Maths We Need in Work

June 16, 2015

During work hours, as outside, you need a number of core skills to be productive and happy. Many are commonly talked about in the UK – communication, effective teamwork and good writing skills. The role of maths is often not well discussed. GCSE Maths is a brand – you are more likely to be hired if […]

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May 19, 2014

School-Mediated Employer Engagement and Labour Market Outcomes for Young Adults: Wage Premia, NEET Outcomes and Career Confidence

May 19, 2014

By Christian Percy and Anthony Mann In Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence (Routledge, 2014) eds. Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer. This paper investigates the claim that greater experience of the world of work while studying at school, should also confer benefits in accessing and successfully participating in employment later. This logic […]

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May 19, 2014

Understanding Employer Engagement in Education: Theories and Evidence

May 19, 2014

Edited by Anthony Mann, Julian Stanley and Louise Archer (London: Routledge, 2014) The first collection of research essays on the subject of employer engagement in education, the book features 17 essays overwhelmingly drawn from papers presented at Taskforce seminars and conferences. “This important book takes the first step in field building – pulling together what […]

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January 23, 2014

Third Education and Employers Taskforce Research Conference: Exploring School-to-Work Transitions in International Perspectives

January 23, 2014

Thursday 23rd January 2014, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London View the conference programme View the complete set of research paper abstracts View presentations, papers and videos Keynote Speeches We were pleased to welcome Professor Alison Wolf and Andreas Schleicher as our keynote speakers. Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Skills at the OECD […]

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October 18, 2013

OECD’s Skills Beyond School Project: Reflections on the Position in England

October 18, 2013

This seminar focused on the success of the Skills Beyond School project in England. Abstract: Across the world’s most developed economies, countries are looking beyond secondary school to more advanced qualifications to provide the skills needed in many of the fastest-growing technical and professional jobs. The OECD project, Skills Beyond School, reviews policy and practice […]

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March 19, 2013

Nothing in Common: The Career Aspirations of Young Britons Mapped Against Projected Labour Market Demand 2010-2020

March 19, 2013

By Dr Anthony Mann (Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers), David Massey (UKCES), Peter Glover (UKCES), Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel (Research Analyst, Education and Employers) and James Dawkins (Research Analyst, Education and Employers). A report in the Taskforce’s Occasional Research Papers series in collaboration with b-live and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The report maps the career aspirations of 10,729 British teenagers […]

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