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60% of Gen Z Know What Career They Want Before They Are 20
June 21, 2019
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New research has identified that over half(53%) of 16-20-year-olds wouldn’t consider a career in hospitality.

The top reasons for this are it’s seen as ‘a stepping stone to another career’, as having ‘limited career prospects’ and viewed as ‘a part-time job while studying’ – posing the question, do hospitality careers need a re-brand?

The results, which are from a new study by HIT Training and Get My First Job, highlight the worrying perceptions the younger generation have of hospitality careers and the need for the sector to address these and open the door to future talent. Read more

Six Celebrities Who Are Former Teachers
June 20, 2019
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Inspiration for your clients? From the stars of Rocky to The A-Team via the writer of Harry Potter, teaching has proven a well-trodden path in the early days of these famous careers.

Here, we look at six celebrities from the world of stage, screen, music and literature who once worked as teachers before going on to follow their own dreams.

Hugh Jackman

After graduating from secondary school, the Greatest Showman and X-Men star spent a gap year in England, working at a boarding school in the East Midlands. Jackman, who excelled at sport at school, spent the majority of his time teaching PE and coaching sports teams. He also tutored students only a few years younger than him in English and Drama. After returning to Australia to attend university in Sydney, he enrolled on a drama course and the rest, as they say, is history!

JK Rowling

After leaving university with a French degree and working in various temporary jobs, JK Rowling followed up on an advert in a national newspaper and found herself teaching English in the Portuguese city of Porto. Here, she was able to moonlight as a writer whilst teaching and drafted the first instalment of Harry Potter.

Laurence Tureaud

Better known as Mr T, Laurence Tureaud had a massively varied career before landing his iconic role as B.A. Baracus in The A-Team. Tureaud enlisted in the US army, tried out for the NFL and had a successful stint as a nightclub bouncer. He was so successful in fact, he moved into the bodyguard business, protecting the likes of Muhammad Ali and Diana Ross. Perhaps he learnt everything he knew during his time as a PE teacher in his native Chicago.

George Orwell

The Animal Farm author (born Eric Blair) taught at the Hawthorns High School in West London whilst waiting for his first full-length work, Down and Out in Paris and London, to be published. Orwell (now his pen name) would go on to teach in Uxbridge, but his teaching career wouldn’t last any longer than that. His most famous work, 1984, contributed to our modern vocabulary with phrases such as ‘Big Brother’, ‘Thought Police’ and ‘Room 101’. Even though he left teaching behind, his literary works still give us plenty to study.

Sheryl Crow

The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter was a music teacher in her home state of Missouri after graduating from its university. The school day routine was perfect for Crow as she could practise her trade in the evenings and weekends (hopefully leaving enough time for marking her students’ work in-between). After a few well-received commercial jingles, Crow found herself as a backing singer for Michael Jackson before going on to forge an impressive solo career.

Sylvester Stallone

Sly Stallone is one of the most recognisable action/adventure stars in Hollywood. He’s also a successful writer and director, having penned all six Rocky films as well as directing several instalments. Before his stardom, he attended the American College in Switzerland, where he worked as a PE teacher to earn extra money. So, when Stallone’s Rocky took on Mr. T’s Clubber Lang in Rocky III it was a face off between two former teachers!

How Young is Too Young to Begin Preparing for a Career?
June 14, 2019
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The students at Manhattan’s LaGuardia High School, the high school that inspired the movie and TV show Fame, are hoppingWjat s the best age to track students mad.

They staged an hours-long sit-in to protest the role academics plays in their high school. The school’s principal is enforcing academic standards and wants more rigorous requirements, including more emphasis on Advanced Placement classes. The students argue this is not appropriate for a performing arts high school. “We’re not here to be the most perfect mathematicians,” Eryka Anabell, an 18-year-old senior, told the New York Times. “I’m here to discover myself as an artist.”

It is easy to dismiss the students as just wanting to get out of math class. But they do have a point and are making an increasingly common argument: High schools need to prepare students for more than college admissions. LaGuardia aims to teach their students a trade. As student debts mount, many politicians and scholars say we need more vocational education at the high school level that puts less emphasis on college curriculum and more on job skills. Read more

AI Careers Unappealing to UK Workers
June 11, 2019
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Government data finds that many are uninterested in a career in AI as BEIS announces plans to boost technology skill.

Only 39% of people are interested in a career in AI with 59% of those aged under 45, according to research by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Kantar Public.

The report, which was released for London Tech Week this week, also found a gender divide over interest in AI jobs. Just 31% of women said they’d be interested compared to 47% of men.

More than 60% of people were excited to see what AI can do, however, and awareness levels of AI in everyday life were found to be more than 60%. Read more

Top Tips for Inspiring Young People to Choose Engineering as a Career
May 23, 2019
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EngineeringUK has released a new free guide to help STEM professionals and ambassadors to deliver exciting and varied activities to help encourage young people to consider engineering as a career choice

Getting the message across is a top tips guide for anyone who provides engineering outreach activities in schools.

It encourages STEM professionals and ambassadors to plan inspiring and impactful activities by providing real-world examples of engineering matched to what students might be learning in the classroom.

Engineering cuts across all life from addressing some of society’s pressing challenges like climate change to building and designing new technology like mobile phones or apps for improving health and wellbeing.

The guide suggests that making links between the skills involved in the subjects young people study – such as maths, science, D&T, computing, geography, art and languages – and exciting job roles in engineering can really help students realise the value of these subjects for the future and switch them on to the idea of a career in engineering. Read more

Youth Voice Census Results 2019 : Press Release
May 21, 2019
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Careers education and knowledge of apprenticeships is on the rise, but there is still much work to do to fix youth unemployment

Youth Employment UK has today launched the results from the 2019 Youth Voice Census, a survey capturing the experiences of more than 3,000 14-24-year olds as they transition between education and employment. Download the full Youth Voice Census Report for 2019 (PDF)

Young People And Careers Education

Young people are benefitting from developments in careers education policy and knowledge of apprenticeships is on the rise; 83% of respondents reported that they had had apprenticeships discussed with them whilst in secondary school, up from 58% in 2018. However university remains the option most frequently discussed, and young people’s confidence in pursuing an apprenticeship has some way to go before we see real parity. It is encouraging to see that those young people who do undertake an apprenticeship report high satisfaction levels. More than 83% say that their apprenticeship has prepared them for their next step, with 63% of respondents planning to stay with their current employer.

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More Than a Job’s Worth Report
April 26, 2019
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LKMco has launched an important new report, which sets out what young people should learn during their careers education, and when.https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f6c6cb516a23622646159c4f0/images/63d797d4-5653-4856-b03d-58189ff63f79.png

More Than A Job’s Worth: Making Careers Education Age-Appropriate was commissioned by the charity Founders4Schools, and argues that children’s careers education should begin as soon as they start school. While this is something that may make some people squeamish, the report sets out how this can be done in an age-appropriate way

Read The Report Here

An Overview of the Employee Career Dynamics in the Digital Age
April 16, 2019
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The following article is by Murad S. MirzAvatar

Professional careers have always had a tinge of uncertainty; however, the Digital Age has amplified it significantly with efficiency no longer being the mainstay of ‘human’ excellence as advanced automation and seamless autonomous functioning have steadily taken out the ‘committing of errors’ from the corporate equation.

Consequently, ‘excellence’ is being ‘commoditized’ with respect to job performance and the notion of being ‘relevant’ in the Digital world is gaining more traction.  More and more of the repetitive/physically demanding/minimally diverse jobs/roles/functions are being relegated to ‘smart’ machines while cerebrally-intensive skills, e.g., innovative thinking, astute strategizing, creative application, cohesive peer-to-peer engagement, etc., are being heralded as the ‘last bastion of ‘human relevance’ in the workplace.  Most of the respective impact is being felt by the mid-career professionals who are haunted by the notion of ’45 is the new 65’ as they brace for the groundbreaking technologies nullifying the need for large workforces.

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Free Careers Resources From BBC Bitesize
March 19, 2019
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Alongside its curriculum resources, BBC Bitesize now offers a wealth of careers inspiration and advice for your students!  

Designed to support you in meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks, these new resources offer:

  • A growing collection of job case studies across a wide range of sectors, supported with labour market information
  • Links between curriculum subjects and the world of work, showing how vocational, apprenticeship and academic pathways can lead to success
  • Information and guidance on skills for work, choosing options, work experience and more

The following is an example of the resorces available. Read more

Key Milestones for Women in Justice
March 15, 2019
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Women often get overlooked in the justice sector, however as the infographic shows women have been instrumental to helping the justice system to be what it is today.

The infographic below produced by Skills for Justice only captures a few key milestones to show how far we’ve come.  Read more