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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January 19, 2014

Employer Engagement in Education: Literature Review

January 19, 2014

A report for CfBT Education Trust by Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Research and Policy with James Dawkins, Research Analyst at the Education and Employers Taskforce. The publication reviews wide-ranging UK and international literature exploring the impact of employer engagement in education, in its different forms, on the employment and attainment outcomes of young people.

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October 16, 2012

The Impact of a Skills-Led Qualification on GCSE Attainment: the Case of ASDAN’s Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

October 16, 2012

This seminar focused on research findings of the ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness on academic attainment. Abstract: ASDAN’s Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a skills-focused qualification, usually undertaken at Key Stage 4 alongside GCSEs and/or vocational qualifications; it often includes a component of work experience or career planning. This seminar reported the findings of a […]

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April 26, 2012

Not ‘Just a Student’: A Qualitative Exploration of Business, Psychology and Law Students’ Accounts of their Placement Experiences

April 26, 2012

This seminar investigated the benefits of university students taking a year out of their degrees for work placements. Abstract: People say that placement students are different when they come back from their year at work for the final year of their degree. Is this true? If so, why? If placements are so good, why don’t […]

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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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January 24, 2012

Work Experience & Social Mobility: Understanding the Issue and Bucking the Trend

January 24, 2012

This seminar focused on the problem of work experience favouring those with social capital rather than promoting social mobility. Abstract: Work experience has the potential to make a real difference in the lives of young people. Unfortunately, according to research carried out by Hatcher & Le Gallais in 2008, all too often work placements tend powerfully […]

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October 21, 2011

Creative Apprenticeships: Assessing the Return on Investment, Evaluation and Impact

October 21, 2011

Published by Creative & Cultural Skills, Baker Tilly and the Education and Employers Taskforce This study shows that the Creative Apprenticeship is adding significant value to employers, employees and the state, and has potentially far-reaching impacts on other sectors that depend on the creative and cultural industries. The latest cohort of 210 CAs is expected […]

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July 22, 2011

How and Why Employers are Engaged to Support Student Learning and Progression in High-Performing Independent Schools

July 22, 2011

This seminar focused on the role of employer engagement in independent schools. Abstract: The seminar addressed three questions: 1) to what extent do high-performing independent schools engage with employers to support pupil learning?, 2) why do they do it? and 3) how do they go about it? It drew upon data generated from a range of sources: […]

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