July 30, 2018

Introducing primary children to the world of work

In the UK Career Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talent published by the Department for Education in December 2017, there was an acknowledgment of the role of primary schools in introducingchildren to the world of work and the government’s plan to test and fund career activities that works. This is an important step in recognising the important role of early years in developing children’s attitudes and aspirations.

At Education and Employers, they have laid out evidence to show why working with primary schools children is vital and its impact on academic achievement, challenging gender stereotyping and changing attitudes. Drawing the Future, the landmark report published in January 2018, showed the role of gender when 7-11 year olds thought about their career aspirations, and how social capital and social media can have a large influence on who children want to become when they grow up.