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14 May 2013

Free Apprenticeships resources for teachers

14 May 2013

Some young people think of Sir Alan Sugar when they hear the word Apprentice but we want to help young people understand what real Apprenticeships are about. The National Apprenticeship Service reports that young people are often not aware of apprentice opportunities, so it is making new free careers information resources available to schools and […]

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7 May 2013

Invitation to tender: Apprenticeship awareness-raising events

7 May 2013

Could your organisation hold a funded awareness-raising event about apprenticeships for young people at some point over the next 3 months? We are inviting proposals from organisations interested in delivering one or more apprenticeship awareness-raising events aimed at 16 to 18 year olds between 1st June and 31st August 2013. Funding available for events is […]

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24 April 2013

Serco rolls Inspiring the Future out countrywide

24 April 2013

Serco staff will from this month be visiting schools and colleges up and down the country to share their work experiences and help inspire young people to think about their futures. The visits are part Inspiring the Future programme and Serco is one of the largest UK employers to sign up. Read the story in […]

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12 April 2013

Thirteen new ‘studio schools’ announced

12 April 2013

Thirteen new ‘studio schools’ have been announced for England from September next year, involving organisations as diverse as Barclays, The National Trust, RSPCA and The National Space Centre among others. Read the full BBC story.

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26 March 2013

Schools told to narrow gap between rich and poor

26 March 2013

Schools in England will no longer be rated as “outstanding” by inspectors if they fail to close the attainment gap between poor and affluent children. Schools Minister David Laws said schools should not be relying on their brightest pupils to score well in inspections and league tables. Read the full BBC story.

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20 March 2013

Taskforce reception hosted by Sir Martin Sorrell at British Museum

20 March 2013

On 19 March the Education and Employers Taskforce unveiled the ‘Nothing in Common’ report at an evening reception hosted by Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO WPP at the British Museum in London. Speakers were: Joanna Mackle, Director of Public Engagement, British Museum Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP David Cruickshank, Chairman Deloitte and Education & Employers Taskforce […]

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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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