Employer Engagement Challenge Warwick November 2010 Final
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The employer engagement challenge is for career practitioners challenged with engaging employers for work related learning projects and work experience.

The employer engagement challenge is for career practitioners challenged with engaging employers for work related learning projects and work experience.

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  • If we look at global competitiveness, the countries at the top – the USA, Switzerland and top Nordic countries - the world economic foundation states that Education and Skills investment is the key distinguishing factor. These countries have the largest percentage of 15 - 19 year olds in education or training. The UK is still just in the global competitiveness top 10, thanks to sound financial markets, a flexible labour market and relatively low unemployment. But the UK has a percentage of young people in education, 75%, that remains below the OECD average and countries like Brazil, Russia and China are catching up. (Top 10 list - USA, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Singapore, Japan, UK, Netherlands). (Key Paper - the Tomlinson Report - www.dfes.gov.uk/publications/14-19educationand skills) 1:00 (0:24:00)
  • Arguably, the education system isn’t helping young people prepare realistically for their future lives A survey of 10 - 19 year olds, last year, showed that they are not well informed about the world of work and are generally not able to make well thought through choices about their futures. CLICK At the age of 16, when they are making critical decisions, they don’t know what they want to do or where to get information. 1/3 never visit their school career centre, and there are few other options for getting an understanding of work generally, or an industry in particular. CLICK The survey also showed that they are most attracted to jobs with high profiles and perceived high salaries, even though they know little about these industries, or the reality of working in them. 0:40 (0:26:10)

Employer Engagement Challenge Warwick November 2010 Final Employer Engagement Challenge Warwick November 2010 Final Presentation Transcript

  • Keith Grinsted MBA FRSA Member Relations Officer Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society The Employer Engagement Challenge!
  • DCSF DoE 14 – 19 Diploma Employer Champion – Retail Business Retail Business Diploma National Steering Group Member Retail Business Regional Network / BAF Regional Network School Governor Skillsmart Retail Ambassador ECC Business Champion Princes’ Trust Mentor
  • 36 community food stores 2 department stores 2 travel centres 6 funeral offices
  • Co-operation
  • Planned activity that uses the context of work to develop knowledge, skills and understanding useful in work, including learning through the experience of work, learning about work and working practices, and learning the skills for work. What is Work Related Learning?
  • Employer Engagement How good are you? What's Your Problem?
  • 3 Steps to Finding & Engaging Employers 1 Find ~ 2 Talk ~ 3 Ask People you know – governors / parents Career Fairs / Trade Fairs Networking Groups
  • What's In It For Me? Reduce staff turnover Reduce staff training costs Overcome expected skills gaps Corporate social responsibility Raise business profile locally Develop existing staff Employer reputation Shaping future learning Tool for recruitment
  • What students can bring to us? As employers we need: enthusiasm for our sectors an ability to apply learning a desire to keep on learning and improving the core knowledge, skills and attitudes that support productivity and competitiveness
  • 5 Step Guide to Building Relationships 1 Communication 2 Preparation / Briefing / Responsibility 3 Involvement 4 Feedback 5 Partnership
  • School Education Programme
  • Fairtrade What is Fairtrade? Bananas Coffee Tea Chocolate Sugar Wine Cotton Footballs Becoming a Fairtrade school Planning for Work CV workshop Mock interviews Retail career insight Co-operative Values and Principles Movement History Business model Citizenship & Values Co-operation Ethical Enterprise Co-operatives around the world Environment Love Food Hate Waste Climate Change Healthy Eating From Farm to Fork (farm visits) 5 a day Food Groups Healthy Eating Talks, Workshops, and Other Activities
  • Thank you for your attention and enjoy the rest of your day Keith Grinsted Email [email_address] Mobile 07530 927815 Twitter keithgrinsted Here to make a positive difference...
  • Co-operative Values Self-help Self Responsibility Democracy Equality Equity Solidarity Ethical values Honesty Openness Social responsibility Caring for others
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  • Love Food Hate Waste Every year in the UK we throw away £10 billion worth of food which could have been eaten
  • Thank you for your attention and enjoy the rest of your day Keith Grinsted Email [email_address] Mobile 07530 927815 Twitter keithgrinsted Here to make a positive difference...
  • UK skills deficit 10 million adults lack basic school-leaver qualification 17 million adults have difficulty with numbers 5 million adults without functional literacy
  • UK basic skills deficit Half of all adults cannot calculate the change they should get out of £2 when they buy the goods displayed 87
  • Ref : OECD / World Economic Foundation
  • Many young people who are NEET are not attracted to the existing subjects and current learning styles in school Being NEET has long-term consequences – those aged 21 who were NEET aged 16-19 suffer worse outcomes:
  • Ref : B:Live Survey 40% of 16 year olds don’t know what they want to do. 33% never visit a careers advisor. 36% of 16 year olds want to go into just 10 job roles: 1 Actor 6 Doctor 2 Sportsperson 7 Beauty therapist 3 Barrister/solicitor 8 Singer/musician 4 Accountant 9 Designer 5 Teacher/lecturer 10 Vet
  • Thank you for your attention and enjoy the rest of your day Keith Grinsted Email [email_address] Mobile 07530 927815 Twitter keithgrinsted Here to make a positive difference...