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1 Working with schools and colleges: easier than ever – and more important! Dr Anthony Mann Director of Policy and Research Education and Employers Taskforce

2 Research insights Teenagers struggle to understand the modern labour market: Mann, A. et al Nothing in Common: the career aspirations of young Britons mapped against projected labour market demand ( ). London: Education and Employers Taskforce / UK Commission for Employment and Skills Sixteen year olds who don’t understand the labour market face employment penalties later on: Yates, S. et a “Early Occupational Aspirations and Fractured Transitions: A Study of Entry into ‘NEET’ Status in the UK” Journal of Social Policy 40: 513–534; Sabates R. et al (2011) “Ambition Gone Awry: The Long Term Socioeconomic Consequences of Misaligned and Uncertain Ambitions in Adolescence” Social Science Quarterly 92: Early exposure of workplace helps employment outcomes: Crawford, C. et al. (2011) Young people’s education and labour market choices aged 16/17 to 18/19. London: Department for Education OECD (2010) Learning for Jobs. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

3 Higher volume school-mediated employer engagement makes a difference to young people and their future employers… Mann & Percy (2013) Journal of Education and Work; Employer Engagement in Education: Theory and Evidence (forthcoming) eds. Archer, L., Stanley, J. & Mann, A. London: Routledge. NEET rates reduced by up to 20%, wage premiums up to 18% But only 15% of young adults leave school with 3+ contacts

4 Social capital improves labour market skills matching

5 For employers, working with schools and colleges needs to be easy, quick and free…

6 Since Inspiring the Future launched, July 2012: 99% of country covered; 7,000 volunteers from over 2,000 different organisations and dozens more everyday; half of England’s secondary schools have already signed up (primary coming soon). Massive demand from schools for Healthcare professionals working across NHS.

7 Inspiring the Future: quick easy asks to make a difference.. Today Career talks (apprenticeships, enterprise, languages; everyday maths); CV help; interview practice; governors. Coming soon Reading partners; number partners; job shadowing. How demanding different activities are? HR perspectives (CIPD 2012)

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9 Join the 200 NHS staff already involved, sign up individually or as an organisation… Anywhere in the country to connect with local schools and colleges for free Volunteer where you live or work One hour a year makes all the difference Dedicated URL links available for NHS Trusts and other bodies Regular information on volunteering Integrate and brand ITF within existing and new volunteering schemes Get in touch or visit:


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