Rationale for Inspiring the Future
Research evidence shows that there is a practical need for Inspiring the Future
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Employer Engagement in Education: literature review (January 2014)
A report for CfBT Education Trust by
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Profound employer engagement in education: What it is and options for scaling it up (October 2013).
A report for the Board of Trustees of the Edge Foundation by
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Nothing in Common: Career aspirations of young Britons mapped against projected
labour market demand 2010 – 2020 (March 2013)
A report in the Taskforce’s Occasional Research Papers series published in collaboration with
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Closing the Gap: how employers can change the way young people see Apprenticeships
This think piece by the Education and Employers Taskforce and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Dec 2012) explores young people’s views of Apprenticeships, and the practical steps employers can take to help them to gain a more informed understanding of them.
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Report identifies clear link between work-experience at school and job prospects in later life
The quality of teenagers’ work experience is strongly linked to future careers but must rely on more than just their parents’ connections,
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It’s who you meet
The Education and Employers Taskforce’s groundbreaking ‘It’s who you meet that stops you being NEET’ research shows a significant link between young people’s experience of the world of work whilst at school and the chances of them becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) as young adults. 26.1% of young people who could recall no contact with employers whilst at school went on to become NEET. This reduced significantly to 4.3% for those who had taken part in four or more activities involving employers (career insights, mentoring, work tasters, work experience).
The research ‘It’s who you meet: why employer contacts at school make a difference to the employment prospects of young adults’ by the charity the Education and Employers Taskforce is based on a survey undertaken pro-bono by YouGov which asked young adults aged 19-24 about their current employment status and to reflect on their experiences of the world of work
New duty on schools to secure careers guidance
New Education Act 2011 places state schools under a duty to secure access to independent careers guidance for pupils in Years 9 – 11. (Came into force April 2012.)
Poor language skills a £7.3 billion ‘tax on trade’ for
A new research report The economic case for language learning and the role of employer engagement the Education and Employers Taskforce argues the economic case for language learning in Britain and how employers can help. The decline in language learning is holding back both young people and UK plc. The report highlights consistently high employer demand for people with foreign language skills and how our lack of skills in effect creates a £7.3 billion ‘tax on trade’ for the UK.
Employers can help young people understand the value and practical uses of language learning in working life through Inspiring the Future.
Read the full report: The economic case for language learning and the role of employer engagement
Social mobility lagging behind other nations
Social mobility in the UK is lagging behind other nations, says a major new Sutton Trust report. Life chances remain stubbornly linked to your parent’s education.
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