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 News and Opportunities

Recent pre-employment opportunities for young people include South Thames College with Business & Finance course starting 6 June. There were new apprenticeship vacancies last week in Creative & Digital Media, Design, Business Administration, Accountancy, PR, Legal Services, Social Media & Digital Marketing, Building, Vehicle Maintenance, Scientific Technician, Electrotechnical, Childcare, Dental Nursing, Pharmacy Services, IT, Hairdressing, Warehousing, Retail and Hospitality. There were also more vacancies for Summer 2016 school and college leavers from employers including Balfour Beatty and Sky. Details in the Weekly Opportunities Bulletin.

Careers talks ‘boost future earnings’

Young people aged 14-15 from all backgrounds, could be earning an additional £2,000 by their mid-20s simply by more exposure to the world of work through career talks at school, new research has found.

The research was undertaken by Elnaz Kashefpakdel and Christian Percy and commissioned by the charity Education and Employers was published in the internationally peer reviewed Journal of Education and Work. It was launched on the 18th May at a ‘speed career-networking’ event with 125 state school pupils and 25 volunteers from business at the London Stock Exchange.

Championing careers guidance in schools: Impact evaluation.
This report reviews careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and the impact of delivering the ‘Championing Careers Guidance in Schools’ (CCGS) programme in four London academies. A number of positive impacts related to CEIAG were found including bettering the system in place for providing provision and strengthening the link to employers and businesses in local communities. Overall there was a notable increase in the amount of students progressing into Higher Education (HE) than there was in 2015 and there was also a reduced amount of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) status. However, the report highlighted the complexity of CEIAG provision and the variation in which it is delivered and experienced. Making opportunities available to all young people is suggested. CFE Research. Hughes, D., Adamson, J., Stutz, A. & Richards, N. 2016

Finding your routes: non-graduate pathways in the UK’s labour market
This report by Resolution Foundation has been commissioned by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission analyses how poor career routes are holding back the ‘forgotten forty per cent’ of the workforce – mid-skilled workers with at least five A*-C GCSEs but without a university education. 

‘Get In Go Far’
Aims to inspire young people to consider apprenticeships as a valid and credible route to a rewarding career. It informs young people, parents, teachers and employers about the range of opportunities available and pathways to a career through opportunities with apprenticeships and traineeships.

Jobs and Skills in London: Building a more responsive skills system in the capital
This IPPR report about Jobs and Skills in London suggest that London has created 760,000 net jobs since 2010 and that mid-skill occupations are expected to account for around a quarter of all opening between now and 2022.

MindEd is an e-learning resource that is funded by the Department of Education and in partnership with Health Education England. The aim of MindEd is to provide guidance on children and young people's mental health, wellbeing and development to any adult working with children, young people and families, to help them support the development of young healthy minds.

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