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19 March 2013

Nothing in Common: career aspirations explored

19 March 2013

A new Taskforce report ‘Nothing in Common’ maps the career aspirations of 10,729 British teenagers against the projected demand for UK employment over the period 2010-2020 as established by UKCES analysts. It shows that their aspirations have ‘nothing in common’ with projected employment demand. The report includes full details of teenage occupational aspirations segmented by […]

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13 March 2013

76% graduates uninformed about ‘other options’

13 March 2013

According to a poll of 1,774 people who graduated in the last two years, 76% said they were not informed about the alternatives to university before leaving school. Of these, more than half (54%) said they would have picked an Apprenticeship or vocational training route instead of their degree had had they received better information. […]

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11 March 2013

Apprenticeships forecast to contribute £3.4bn

11 March 2013

A report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research has forecast that Apprenticeships will contribute £3.4bn to the UK economy by 2022. Read the press release. Parents ‘prefer university to Apprenticeships’ a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) survey says. This is set against the backdrop of David Cameron pledging to make apprenticeships […]

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7 February 2013

Postgraduate study an obstacle to social mobility

7 February 2013

The cost of postgraduate study is an extra obstacle to social mobility. A new Sutton Trust study says if students need postgraduate degrees for a tough jobs market, poor students should not be priced out. “Postgraduate study is becoming increasingly the preserve of the better off student, both from home and abroad” concludes Sir Peter […]

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5 February 2013

Angry young men from ‘squeezed middle’ lack optimism

5 February 2013

A study of youth attitudes has raised concerns about young men in the “squeezed middle” who are deeply pessimistic about their future chances. Among these young men – from families of skilled or semi-skilled workers – more than two-thirds never expect to own their own home. This identification of a distinctive group of aggrieved young […]

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8 January 2013

ICAEW urges accountants to engage with young people

8 January 2013

Michael Izza, CEO of ICAEW, urges accountants everywhere to engage with young people in state schools via the Education and Employers Taskforce’s free, national volunteering programme Inspiring the Future. Read the full Michael Izza article

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