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1 The State of Play: Employers, schools and the delivery of careers advice Professor Jenny Bimrose Dr. Deirdre Hughes Institute for Employment Research University of Warwick #SoP

2 Aim: To review recent key findings on employer engagement in schools & colleges, together with the role of the National Careers Service

3 Summarise Relevant policy context Explore Recent research findings Reflect On future implications

4 Education & Employers: Policy backdrop? Patch work masquerading as unified & coherent?

5 Education & Employers: Who says what? Statutory guidance Non-statutory guidance DfE Employers, Partnerships, Skills Colleges; Apprenticeships, Traineeships DBIS Ofsted; National Careers Council; Gatsby; UKCES; OECD; CEDEFOP Related

6 Europe 2020: Youth Guarantee Supporting young people’s transitions Youth Guarantee Implementation Plan (UK) ‘In preparation’ UK allocation: million euros (with equivalent country match funding) Compare: Italy million euros; Spain million euros Reference: OECD (2014) Local Implementation of Youth Guarantees: Emerging Lessons from European Experiences, OECD & LEED, Available online: Implementation-Youth-Gurantees-draft.pdfhttp://www.oecd.org/cfe/leed/Local- Implementation-Youth-Gurantees-draft.pdf

7 Single focus: BIS research (2014)

8 Links between education & employers Focus on recent research study in England: ‘Understanding the link between employers and education and the role of the National Careers Service’ Warwick IER led partnership BIS – due for publication October, 2014….now December Data collected: January – July 2014

9 Developing the evidence base What?Conclusions?Implications?

10 What? Data collection Literature Review SurveysInterviews Case Studies

11 Schools & Colleges Surveys 78: 20 Interviews 12 Case studies 6

12 Employers/ Social Partners 301 telephone surveys 23 in- depth interviews

13 Stakeholder interviews  Association of Colleges (AoC)  Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)  Barclays Lifeskills  British Chamber of Commerce  Business in the Community (BiTC)  Career Academies UK  Confederation of British Industry (CBI)  Education and Employers Taskforce  Engineering UK  Federation of Small Businesses  Local Enterprise Partnerships Network  Local Government Association (LGA)  Monster Jobs  National Grid  NHS Careers, Health Education, England  Nottingham Futures  Prospects Ltd  Plotr  RAF Careers Service  The Edge Foundation  Unionlearn, TUC

14 National Careers Services Out of 13 Prime Contractors Plus telephone & webchat helpline services Included 8 Prime Contractors Plus telephone & webchat helpline services

15 Education/ employer links Data analysis Synthesis Findings Implications

16 ConclusionImplication Successful employer engagement is based on long-lasting, mutually acceptable & beneficial relationships between education and businesses Whilst there exist a variety of links that bring significant benefit, these activities need to be incorporated within structures that allow for up-scaling and coherence Literature Review

17 Employers: conclusions & implications Large employers v SMEs Barriers

18 Schools: conclusions & implications YEAR GROUPS CONTACTS COHERENCE STRONG LEADERSHIP

19 Role of the National Careers Service Awareness Visibility Scope Services for young people under- utilised In need of improvement Partnerships and local impact

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21 Labour market information (LMI) Finding:High quality, reliable LMI is in high demand from schools & colleges Implication: ‘LMI for All’ web portal provides an open source for what is required, but schools & colleges require support to exploit its potential

22 Find out more Become an early adopter Stay in contact! Final launch summer 2015

23 For more information… Peter Glover, UKCES Jenny Bimrose, IER Deirdre Hughes, IER


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