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Over a third of UK bosses bridging gap between education and work

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More than a third of British employers are bridging the gap between education and work, a study has found.

The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that more than a third (35 per cent) of employers are now engaging with local schools and colleges, according to a survey. 

CIPD is urging UK businesses to channel their engagement with schools through established programmes, including the Inspiring the Future initiative.

Some 70 per cent of state secondary schools in England are now signed up to the project, providing a free and easy method for businesses and schools to connect.

The number of Traineeships and school-leaver programmes on offer has increased in a number of organisations, with 50 per cent of those providing traineeships and school-leaver schemes rising in many companies.

Nick Chambers, director of the Education and Employers Taskforce, and founder of Inspiring the Future, said: "Research shows there is a massive information gap between the real demands of employers and what young people know and where their aspirations lie. 

"This is why Inspiring the Future gets volunteers from all jobs, professions and career stages – apprentice to CEO - into state schools and colleges to give real life career insights to pupils."

David Boyle, principal at Dunraven School, noted that Dunraven is committed to the long term success of its students, claiming that such events are vital when it comes to inspiring future workers and allowing students to look at other career options.

"Events like the one organised today as part of Inspiring the Future, help our students to explore future career options," Mr Boyle commented.

Mike Thompson, head of employability and early career programmes at Barclays, also commented on the plans, explaining that Barclays has recognised the need to increase the variety of candidates recruited into the organisation.


Posted by Jon Aspinell on 18th December 2013

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