| Understanding the environment

The government’s Careers Strategy tasked schools and colleges with providing each young person a minimum of seven encounters with employers (at least one encounter per year) and at least two opportunities for workplace experiences.

This report explores the current level of employer engagement in education in England and compares this with the ambitions set out in the government’s Careers Strategy. The analysis reveals that there is a need to substantially increase the level of employer engagement in English secondary schools and colleges and points to where the shortfalls are most acute.

This report looks at:

The employer engagement gap

Explores the volume gap and patchiness when it comes to employer engagement.

The implications of the Careers Strategy

Looks at the implications of the Careers Strategy for employer engagement across England.

The research methodology

Provides information the data collection and analysis process. 

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