Dr Anthony Mann

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Working with schools and colleges: easier than ever –
and more important!
Dr Anthony Mann
Director of Policy and Research
Education and Employers Taskforce
[email protected]
www.educationandemployers.org/research
Research insights
Teenagers struggle to understand the modern labour market:
Mann, A. et al. 2013. Nothing in Common: the career aspirations of young Britons mapped against projected labour
market demand (2010-2020). 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. 2011. “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:
959-77
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
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
www.educationandemployers.org/research
Social capital improves labour market skills matching
For employers, working with schools and
colleges needs to be easy, quick and free…
www.inspiringthefuture.org
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.
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)
Join the 200 NHS staff already involved, sign
up individually or as an organisation…
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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: www.inspiringthefuture.org
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