19th March 2013

Nothing in Common: career aspirations explored

19th 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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13th March 2013

76% graduates uninformed about ‘other options’

13th 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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7th February 2013

Postgraduate study an obstacle to social mobility

7th 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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5th February 2013

Angry young men from ‘squeezed middle’ lack optimism

5th 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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8th January 2013

ICAEW urges accountants to engage with young people

8th 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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