Engaging Employers in School Careers Guidance : A UK Report
With recent statutory changes to secondary careers provision in the UK, Reed in Partnership makes the case for employer/school relationships and the benefits of career-related learning for employers. Businesses are enthusiastic about inspiring future talent, boosting social mobility and developing their own employees’ skills through school engagement projects.
This report looks at the role of employer involvement in careers advice and guidance in schools. It is based on interviews with eight of the employers that are working with the two careers cluster pilots that Reed in Partnership is running in London, helping secondary schools to design high-quality careers advice and guidance for students.
We asked employers why they got involved, what careers activities they have found successful so far and what they think is most important in developing sustainable relationships between schools and employers. We have also looked at wider learning from the pilot so far, but this report focuses on the employer engagement aspect of the project. We hope that this will be of interest to employers, schools and all those trying to improve the careers offer to young people – and encourage more employers to get involved. We want to see all young people benefit from high quality careers provision that will help them to thrive in their future careers.