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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September 10, 2015

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

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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September 10, 2015

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

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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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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April 21, 2012

Work Experience: Impact and Delivery – Insights from the Evidence

April 21, 2012

This report published by the Education and Employers Taskforce presents findings from recent research, considered by the charity’s 2011 Working Group on Work Experience, on the value of work experience to young people within the contexts of: clarifying career aspirations, getting into university, academic attainment and employment. It also examines the quality of work experience […]

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February 27, 2012

School-Mediated Employer Engagement and Labour Market Outcomes for Young Adults: Wage Premiums and NEET Status

February 27, 2012

This seminar focused on the relationship between employer engagement and employment outcomes for young people. Abstract: What is the relationship between participation in school-age (14-19) employer engagement activities (work experience, careers advice from employers etc) and labour market outcomes among young adults (aged 19-24)? Drawing on a sample of 987 young Britons, the seminar presented new data, […]

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February 21, 2012

It’s Who You Meet: Why Employer Contacts at School Make a Difference to the Employment Prospects of Young Adults

February 21, 2012

** Please note that deeper statistical analysis of data first presented this report identified lower levels of improvements in NEET outcomes than initially set out in this publication.  Please see Anthony Mann’s blog of 15 November 2015 ** This report published by the Education and Employers Taskforce examines youth unemployment within the UK and provides […]

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March 23, 2011

Education and Industry – An Overview and Critique of Current Thinking

March 23, 2011

This seminar reflected on three decades of education and industry interaction. Abstract: The aim of this seminar was to explore topics that sometimes get shunted to one side. With youth unemployment high and rising, public money scarce and about to become scarcer, educational institutions under severe pressure, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES, 2009) […]

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October 22, 2010

Early Occupational Aspirations and Fractured Transitions: A Study of Entry into ‘NEET’ Status in the UK

October 22, 2010

A report in the Journal of Social Policy, October 2010 (Yates S, Harris A, Sabates, R. and Staff, J.) This report summarises analysis of the British Youth Cohort Study, comprising data from over 17,000 individuals born in Britain in April 1970. Logistic regression is used to estimate the impact of aspirations, educational expectations and socio-economic […]

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