Routesto successAnnual Review 2010-11                                                    eve...                           ...
2    Contents    Skills for the future                 3    From the chair and chief executive    4    Introducing Career ...
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4    From the    chair and chief executive    Despite the continuing economic challenges the past    More and more of our ...
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6    Introducing    Career Academies UK    Career Academies UK leads and supports a movement          How it works    of o...
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8    Navigating    a changing landscape    At the moment, the Government’s education policy looks    ■ We are an education...
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10     Learning     the right skills     The Government recently commissioned Professor                Since the beginning...
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12     Choosing     the right route     Traditionally, a university degree has been seen             gone from 77% in 2008...
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14     Surviving     the big squeeze     Over the last few years, Career Academy students            Fortunately, we can p...
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16     A national     network     The Career Academy network is growing across          Career Academies are a natural fit...
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18     Second year student events     In February and March 2011, 253 second year students     from 36 Career Academies ha...
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20     Northern Ireland     An event to celebrate the graduation of the first cohort     of Career Academy students from S...
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22     Facts     and figures     Student profile                                       Internships     ■ In 2010, 1294 new...
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24     Financial     overview     Total funding (cash and in kind) increased by just over                                 ...
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26     Emily Smith            Ian Nichol               Douglas Alexander    Alison Jack          Simon Page     Regional M...
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  1. 1. Routesto successAnnual Review 2010-11 eve... rate... achi aspire... accele
  2. 2. 2 Contents Skills for the future 3 From the chair and chief executive 4 Introducing Career Academies UK 6 Navigating a changing landscape 8 Learning the right skills 10 Choosing the right route 12 Surviving the big squeeze 14 A national network 16 Events around the UK 17 Facts and figures 22 Financial overview 24 Career Academies UK staff 25 National Advisory Board members 27
  3. 3. Annual review 2010-11 3Skillsfor the futureWhen it comes to social mobility, the UK scores lower These are the questions we’re asking at Careerthan most other countries in the west, according to a Academies UK as we work to raise the aspirations,recent study by the OECD*. Well-educated parents develop the employability skills and improve thetend to have well-educated children, who find it much life-chances of 16 to 19-year-olds across the nation.easier to get well-paid jobs. But children who don’tbenefit from the ‘head start’ of parental wealth and Now read on and find out how we’re can find the odds stacked against them.■ How can we help the UK’s young people to travel farther and faster on the social mobility journey?■ What can we do to ensure they make informed choices about the routes to success that are right for them?■ What skills and qualifications do they need to be competitive in today’s job market?* Economic Policy Reforms: Going For Growth © OECD 2010 re Skills for t he futu
  4. 4. 4 From the chair and chief executive Despite the continuing economic challenges the past More and more of our students have benefitted from year has once again been one of growth and good maximising their potential by taking full advantage of news stories for Career Academies UK. the extra support they get through the Career Academy programme. Our aim is for every student In May 2011 we had 130 Career Academies up and to leave school or college with more choices as a running, with a further 36 launching in September result of getting the best results they can. This 2011. We have over 2000 students currently on the comes from having 1:1 mentoring support and programme and saw more than 750 Career Academy practical workplace experience. As a result they can students graduate this summer, and all this better appreciate how their studies are relevant to achieved with the support of over 900 employers the world of work. right across the UK. Many of our employer supporters have increased their level of engagement and several exciting new partnerships and initiatives are in the development stage. At the end of November over 1200 first year students came to London for ‘A Capital Experience’ despite unprecedented snow fall across the country. This shows the commitment of students and teachers alike. Those hardy students were hosted by almost 60 employers across the capital, and despite the weather had an incredible experience.
  5. 5. Annual review 2010-11 5 Chief Executive: Chair: James McCreary Dr Heather McGregorOur National Advisory Board is undergoing some Across England and Wales there is also a positivechanges with Sir Win Bischoff stepping down as Chair commitment and we are in discussions with severalafter ten years and Heather McGregor taking over well known national organisations with regards tothat role. Some new members have joined the Board how they can become involved. More employers arein order to better reflect our national presence and seeing the benefits of working with Career Academiesour development of new Career Academy themes. UK as a way to improving their future workforce andWe thank Sir Win for his commitment to chairing our the opportunities for our young people.National Advisory Board over the last decade. In summary, Career Academies UK continues to thriveLooking forward we are going to build on the work and remains committed to the development of ourwe are doing in the STEM area and with a number of talented young people. Opportunities for careernew business and public sector supporters. development come in many different forms – our job is to maximise those opportunities and to give ourIn Scotland we have agreed new initiatives with both students the tools they need to carve successfulGlasgow and Edinburgh City Councils and are in careers and bright futures.discussions with some new private sector supportersincluding Scottish Gas.In Northern Ireland we are in advanced stages ofnegotiation for enhanced support and a numberof our private sector supporters have become moreengaged. We now have presence in all colleges thereand are increasing the number of themes in some ofthese institutions. From the chair and c hief executive
  6. 6. 6 Introducing Career Academies UK Career Academies UK leads and supports a movement How it works of over 900 employers and over 120 schools and The Career Academy programme aims to increase colleges, working together to raise the aspirations of social mobility and raise the aspirations of 16 to 16 to 19-year-olds. Set up by the business community 19-year-olds, boosting their employability skills by in 2002, Career Academies UK is a registered charity giving them real life experiences of the workplace. and the first national organisation to receive the Award Career Academy students follow a rigorous two-year for Education Business Excellence. enrichment programme alongside a curriculum Career Academies UK is leading a quiet revolution equivalent to at least three A levels, enabling students in the ways in which employers and educationalists to progress to higher education or the world of work. are working in partnership to prepare the next generation for adult life. Last year, 85% of Career Academy graduates went on to higher education or into employment (often with an equivalent level of work-related training). Destination data 2007 2008 2009 2010 Number of graduates per year 750 Higher Education 71.5% 77% 72% 67% 622 Employment 21% 18% 15% 18% 531 Further Education 4% 2% 5% 4% Other (e.g. gap year) 0% 0% 7% 4% 225 325 Unknown 3.5% 3% 1% 7% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  7. 7. Annual review 2010-11 7The programme includes:■ one-to-one business mentoring from a ‘Partner in Business’■ trips and visits■ ‘Guru Lectures’ from business leaders■ a six-week paid internship during the summer, in the middle of the programme.These activities are made possible by a huge rangeof supporting businesses, including Citi, Barclays, BP,Lloyds Banking Group, Santander, AstraZeneca,Yorkshire Bank and Virgin Trains, as well as hundredsof SMEs, local councils and other organisations.Career Academies UK doesnt actually run theindividual Career Academies – our 120 affiliatedschools and colleges do, on a similar basis to afranchise. We provide a model (shown right),which ensures a consistent approach to CareerAcademies across the UK while also being flexibleenough to enable schools and colleges to respondto the particular needs of their communities. mies UK Introducing Career Acade
  8. 8. 8 Navigating a changing landscape At the moment, the Government’s education policy looks ■ We are an educational charity, but we are a bit like a game of snakes and ladders. On one hand, employer-led, with a high-powered National schools funding for 16 to 19-year-olds will be cut by Advisory Board and strong support and funding 12% by 2015. The Education Maintenance Allowance, from the business community. which provided income support for pupils whose parents’ income was below average, has been much ■ Our franchise model empowers schools and reduced, with funding cut by over two thirds. The cap colleges across the UK to run the Career Academy on university fees will rise to £9000 a year from 2012. programme that’s right for their students and local employers. On the other hand, the Government’s social mobility strategy – “Opening Doors, Breaking Barriers” (April ■ Our internships are widely recognised as 2011) – acknowledges the central role of education setting the benchmark for quality, paid work in creating a fairer society, and promises more support experience for 16 to 19-year-olds. for disadvantaged pupils, better access to universities and more money for apprenticeships and other vocational courses. Today’s school leavers face tough choices that could change the course of their entire lives, and make the difference between moving up the ladder – or not. We are here to help them get the best possible start on their journey. Career Academies UK is uniquely positioned to make a real difference in the current economic and political landscape, thanks to three key advantages:
  9. 9. Annual review 2010-11Case study 9 My route to success: Dayana Shalai Akello Then: Career Academy programme at Haverstock School, London Internship with Santander Now: Degree in International Business at Brunel University Part-time job at Barclays Before joining the Career Academy I suffered from “ poor timekeeping skills and low motivation - often I would rather shop than go into college. However after spending a while on the Career Academy programme, I began to enjoy everything about Sixth Form, even the morning lessons! I did not intend to go to university – I just wanted to find a job soon after college. It’s thanks to the Career Academy programme that I am on my way back from a one year placement with Intel in Munich, and about to go into my final year at Brunel University where I hope to get a First. Since starting the programme, I have become much more professional and it has helped me to realise that endless possibilities are open to me. I have achieved so many things I did not think possible – my mum is very proud.” ■ changing landscape Navigating a
  10. 10. 10 Learning the right skills The Government recently commissioned Professor Since the beginning, the internship has been at the Alison Wolf to report on the state of vocational heart of the Career Academy programme. We education in the UK. Her review, published in March emphasise the importance of real work experience – 2011, concluded that a six-week, paid placement which boosts the student’s confidence and competence by immersing them in an “Helping young people to obtain genuine work authentic workplace. experience – and, therefore, what the CBI calls ‘employability skills’ – should be one of the highest priorities for 16-18 education policy in the next few years. It is far more important than even a few years “Six years ago at Virgin Trains, we found that ago, because of labour market trends; and is made although on paper, many of the graduates we critical by the impact on youth unemployment of the recruited seemed perfect for their chosen roles, most recent recession.” they actually lacked the employability skills needed to get on well in the world of work. We A major factor that works in favour of the children then started to recruit people on their aptitudes, of middle-class and professional parents in the job rather than academic abilities alone, and market is the easy access they have to work developed a training academy to help hone their experience and internships – and their parents’ ability skills. There is a clear business case for to fund those experiences. If we are to level the playing integrating the needs of the workplace into the field for all young people, it’s vital to find – and fund – classroom from an early age.” Tony Collins, more, higher-quality work experience opportunities. Chief Executive, Virgin Trains
  11. 11. Annual review 2010-11Case study 11 My route to success: I had a professional mentor throughout the Christopher Forrest “ Career Academy programme, and she gave me really good advice on my CV, personal statement and university applications. I also took part in workshops on Then: Career Academy programme at public speaking and body language, which was really St Marys Catholic Comprehensive rewarding and greatly improved my interview technique. School, Newcastle Internships with Private and NHS Before I joined the Career Academy dental practices programme, I was really confused Followed by HE Diplomas about what I wanted to do in my ‘A Route to Medical Profession’ future career. As part of the at Northumbria University programme I undertook two internship placements at dental Now: HND (diploma) in Dental Hygiene practices. Getting this experience & Therapy at Newcastle University of the real-life working environment Dental Hospital was a real highlight for me. It helped me to realise that I wasn’t keen on following the finance route in business, but was more interested in people and the practical management side of things. Its now my aim to one day run my own practice.” ■ Learning the right skills
  12. 12. 12 Choosing the right route Traditionally, a university degree has been seen gone from 77% in 2008 to 67% in 2010. In the same as the key to social mobility. According to figures from period, the number going straight into employment has UCAS, the number of young people aged 18 to 24 risen slightly to 18%, of whom a fifth are apprentices. applying for degree courses has been rising steadily in recent years – by 8.3% in 2007-8, 8.8% the following year and a whopping 15.3% in 2009-10. But that trend “We need to address the perception that A levels seems to be levelling off. Although a record number of and degrees are the only way forward, and to students applied to start full-time undergraduate show that there are other, equally valuable routes degrees this September, overall applications are up by into fulfilling employment. Not everyone needs a only 2.2% on last year. This suggests that young degree.” Chris Morecroft, President of the people are starting to look for alternatives to university Association of Colleges 2010-2011 – no doubt partly because of fears about higher fees and student debt. We want all the young people who participate in Career Academies to be equipped with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their future. That future may well include a degree, but it’s clear that university is not for everyone. There are a number of equally valid routes to success that emphasise skills beyond academic qualifications. The Career Academy programme helps to open up some of these alternative avenues to students, as our own statistics bear out: the proportion of Career Academy graduates going straight to university has
  13. 13. Annual review 2010-11Case study 13 My route to success: Charlotte Ridley Then: Career Academy programme at Cirencester College Internships at Hello Magazine and Talk Talk Now: Event and Marketing Coordinator at Betfair My Career Academy gave me the opportunity to “ learn more about the marketing industry, not from a textbook but from real life experience, a mentor, seminars and a six-week internship. The amount you learn in those six weeks is incredible, simply through stepping into a professional environment and being treated as an equal. There is no better motivation than seeing where you could be if you succeed in your career. The support and advice I got from my mentor was priceless. He believed in me and having that one professional who cared and said, Charley, you can do it, gave me that extra push. I stepped out of education at 18 and straight into a job, and I’m now travelling the world working as an Events and Marketing Coordinator. When everyone around you is going to university, taking that risk and doing it your own way can be a scary decision, but here I am already working in a graduate position simply because of the tiny first steps I have taken.” ■ route Choosing the right
  14. 14. 14 Surviving the big squeeze Over the last few years, Career Academy students Fortunately, we can prove that Career Academies really have had unrivalled opportunities to study an economic do deliver: they represent excellent value for schools and crisis in close-up. It may be a fascinating time to be a colleges, for the students, and just as importantly, for the student of business, but it’s a tough time to try and get employers that support them. Creating a cohort of highly your first job. employable young people benefits everyone involved, at every level – from the individual and the employer to the In some schools and colleges, over 80% of Career economy as a whole. Academy students rely on Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), a benefit that has recently been drastically curtailed. As the big public funding squeeze grows tighter, students are looking for courses that “I have seen how the Career Academy at offer real value, and the promise of real differentiation Haverstock School motivates young people and in a competitive labour market. helps them achieve. Britain needs people of ingenuity and skills across all disciplines and I At the same time, many of the businesses that hope the network goes from strength to strength.” support Career Academies are suffering their own big Rt Hon David Miliband MP squeeze. It’s hard to budget for paid internships when you’ve put a freeze on recruitment and staff pay rises – something that’s a particularly pressing issue in the public sector.
  15. 15. Annual review 2010-11Case study 15 The student: The mentor: Roan Latimer Adrian Innes Career Academy programme at Telford Senior Partner, Clydesdale Bank and a College, Edinburgh Career Academy Partner in Business Internship with Clydesdale Bank Having a mentor is extremely valuable in I think the concept of mentoring a student “ helping you figure out what you want to do in the long term. My mentor is Adrian Innes, who “ over a two year period is fantastic. It’s really beneficial as it’s probably the first real interaction they’ve had with an adult that isn’t a teacher or is a Senior Partner at Clydesdale Bank. We meet up every two weeks to talk about my progress, parent, and I get a great sense of satisfaction from and Adrian’s advice gives me the confidence to being able to give something back. move forward. I believe mentoring a student is a great personal Thanks to Adrian, I am currently doing my development opportunity for all staff. I would six-week placement at Clydesdale Bank. I wanted encourage everyone to get involved and experience to learn more about the range of financial services the satisfaction of watching students grow and on offer, so he developed a structured six-week develop. I’m passionate about helping develop plan for me to gain a full spectrum of business Career Academies in Scotland and really want to banking education. see the movement continue to thrive.” ■■ The Career Academy programme has provided me with real business skills and has ignited my passion for working. At college I became very lazy and my timekeeping was terrible. Now I find myself getting into work 15 minutes early every morning.” ■■ Surviving the big squeeze
  16. 16. 16 A national network The Career Academy network is growing across Career Academies are a natural fit for urban areas, the UK. It’s a thriving national movement that is where there is a high concentration of local made up of many local successes. Each individual businesses. That’s why the most exciting growth areas Career Academy stands or falls by its ability to for us include Merseyside, Glasgow, Edinburgh, build a strong network of local supporters in the Cardiff, Tyneside, Teeside, the M3 and M4 corridors, business community. the M25 ’ring’ and Southampton. When a school or college wants to set up a new Career Academy, we provide intensive support throughout an initial ‘Year of Planning’. We help them to recruit a Local Advisory Board and build a support base among local employers and organisations. Once the programme is up and running, the school or college takes responsibility for finding Partners in Business and high quality internships for its students.
  17. 17. Annual review 2010-11 17Eventsaround the UKNational events rienceA Capital Experience took place on 30 November 2010 A Capital Expeat the IndigO2 arena in London for 1,200 of our first yearstudents. In the morning, over 50 supporting employers gavethe students an invaluable insight into their organisations.Unfortunately due to the bad weather some students wereunable to make the event, so we held a second event on5 April for those that missed out.Our two London Graduation Ceremonies were held on4 May 2011 at the Institute of Education. We were joined bythe BBC’s Evan Davis, Chairman of Lloyds Banking GroupSir Win Bischoff, Director-General of the Institute of Directors Sir Win Bischo ff Graduation Ceand graduates at the remony in LondMiles Templeman and motivational speaker David McQueen. onThe Leeds Graduation Ceremony took place on 10 May2011 at the Aspire venue in Leeds, where both the formerApprentice finalist Claire Young and David McQueenpresented to the students.We held our National Conference ‘Skills we need forthe future’ on 22 June 2011 at the East Wintergarden inCanary Wharf, London. The event held for educationalists,Career Academy alumni and employer supporters provedvery successful, with speakers that included Tony Collins, eaking at the Claire Young sp ny in LeedsCEO of Virgin Trains, Christine Garner, Owner Director, Graduation Ce remoIntuition Learning Ltd and Chris Morecroft, former Presidentof the Association of Colleges. Events around the UK
  18. 18. 18 Second year student events In February and March 2011, 253 second year students from 36 Career Academies had the opportunity to take part in six regional events across the country, kindly sponsored by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. The events gave second year students the chance to network and participate in a day of activities run by leading employers. Students improved their confidence, teamworking skills and Bourne preparation for interviews with the help of professional trainers from ACCA and Penna. Photo: Gareth Regional events their teacher d Tutsirai and Tallis school Talal, Ajkida an from Thomas London and South East Stephen Hend erson On 9 June, 30 of our female students from six London based Career Academies attended the ‘Climbing the career ladder……in heels’ event in Holborn. Kindly hosted by law firm and Career Academy supporter Olswang, students participated in roundtable discussions on topics such as interviews, work/life balance and the best tips for getting on in business. These sessions were facilitated by nine inspirational women from the business world who came from a diverse range of organisations such as the Civil Service, Santander, F&C Asset Management and 10 Downing Street. This event was timed to take place just before the start of the internships, with the aim of raising the students’ confidence and aspirations by meeting with successful female business role models. This is the first time an event of this type has been run and due to its success, from both the student and volunteer perspective, we hope that many more students will be able Students taking part in a group session to benefit from similar sessions in the future.
  19. 19. Annual review 2010-11 19Yorkshire and HumberOn 11 February the Career Academy students at ArchbishopSentamu Academy in Hull hosted a visit from Graham Stuart,Chairman of the Education Select Committee and MP forBeverley and Holderness. Mr Stuart talked with students andstaff about how the Career Academy has worked for them, andwhy they decided to run it at Archbishop Sentamu Academywhere students enrolled for the first timein September 2010.Students, staff and supporting employers had the opportunityto have an informal chat with Graham over lunch and students Ellerbythen sat down to discuss what they felt were the most serious Photo: Jeromeissues facing them today including EMA and university fees.Although a daunting prospect for some students, it was a great Graham Stua rt M P chats with studentsopportunity to meet and raise issues with a local MP and abrilliant exercise in personal development.North WestSecond year IT Career Academy student Danny Callan fromOldham College, triumphed at the prestigious ProfessionalInnovator Awards 2011. Over a six month period, entrantshad to complete a series of thought provoking challenges,written by the judging panel of leading business experts andinnovative thinkers. Danny came to The Oldham College tostudy web and game design as he is interested in the practicalside of IT. His skills have developed and he now runs Ice BoxDesigns, a company which creates websites along with anextensive range of other services.The judging panel for the Awards included Chris Morris,CEO of and Dragons Den success story andinventor of the ‘i-teddy’, Imran Hakim. Danny completed hisCareer Academy internship at DCT Civil Engineering, where eiving his award h Imran Hakim rec Danny pictured withe worked in the marketing department developing theirwebsite. This went so well, he was asked to stay on andcomplete further work. t he U K Events around
  20. 20. 20 Northern Ireland An event to celebrate the graduation of the first cohort of Career Academy students from Southern Regional College’s Newry Campus was held on 2 June. The college felt that their achievements should be recognised locally, and that the support made by local employers, parents, families, and college staff over the last two years should also be acknowledged. Guest speakers included Mr Brian Doran, CEO of the duates rn Regional College, Gra college, Claire Curran of Autoline Insurance who is Chair Brian Doran CEO Southe Morgan and Catherine Bell, hel Brian Ferguson and Rac nt and Learning of the Local Advisory Board, Conor Sweeney of InterTrade Department of Employme Ireland, and James McCreary. Graduates, Rachel and Brian gave presentations on the highlights of their Career Academy experience, and how they have benefitted. The keynote address was given by Catherine Bell from the Department of Employment and Learning, who also presented the students with their certificates. Wales and the South West On 16 December, Richard Huish College held their ‘Partner in Business’ ice breaker event to introduce students to their mentors. The event was kindly hosted by ‘Exchange House’ – a support centre for micro businesses in the Taunton area. Networking gets Students networked with their mentors over a buffet lunch, underway then put their heads together to tackle a quiz on the Somerset economy. Some of the questions even taxed the business professionals! North East In June this year Career Academy students from Prior Pursglove Sixth Form College in Guisborough visited Cleveland Potash, the UKs only potash mine, who have supported the Career Academy programme for the last three years. Students ready for action!
  21. 21. Annual review 2010-11 21After a full health and safety briefing, the studentschanged into protective clothing and were taken for asurface operations visit, which allowed them to meet someof the operators and see all aspects of potash and saltproduction. This was then followed by a risk assessmenttraining session. The visit not only gave the students aunique opportunity to experience first hand what goes onin a working mine, but also gave them an idea of otherpotential job opportunities that exist in the region. visit npower Solihull studentsMidlandsOn 8 April students at The Sixth Form College, Solihullvisited energy company, npower’s Solihull offices.Students learned about the marketing strategy thatnpower use, why they have added the sponsorship ofThe Football League to their marketing activity portfolioalong with continued sponsorship of Test cricket.During their visit, the students were met by Neil Johnson,who is Head of Network Management and EnergyReconciliation within Commercial Optimisation, whotalked about the company and the different initiativesthey operate. The students were quizzed about npower Students Nozz i, Gaand then split into groups and given a tour. Each group with Colin Stew vin, Stuart, Justyna and Da art, LAB Chair vid and MD of Citi, picturedmet with employees and were given the chance to Scotlandinterview them to get first hand knowledge about theirjob, and what led them to decide on their career paths. included selling a concept in a ‘Dragon’s Den’. The event was supported by the Learning and Development teamsScotland from Morgan Stanley and the ACCA and the ‘Dragons’On 19 May, BT hosted a spring conference for Career were kindly provided by senior management from JPAcademy students in Scotland – the first of its kind. Held Morgan, Clydesdale Bank, Citi and Scottish Investmentat BT Alexander Bain House in Glasgow the event Operations. William Roe CBE and CEO of Skillscomprised a full day of business games and lectures Development Scotland ran a workshop to help thewhere students from Anniesland College in Glasgow and students understand the employment landscape inTelford College in Edinburgh were put through a series of Scotland, and the things that young people need tocompetitive but fun production and marketing games, that differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market. K Events around the U
  22. 22. 22 Facts and figures Student profile Internships ■ In 2010, 1294 new students enrolled on the ■ In summer 2010, 724 Career Academy students Career Academy programme. got stuck into the real world of work during their six-week paid internship, a 13% increase in the ■ 40% of students are from black or minority ethnic number of placements compared with 2009. backgrounds and 38% are female. 270 supporting employers around the UK hosted young people this year. Results on student performance were consistent with those of previous years. When employers were asked to rate the student’s performance 84% rated this as exceptional or good. Partners in Business ■ Partners in Business are employee volunteers who act as mentors for Career Academy students – the only voluntary part of the programme for the student. ■ 61% of students who graduated in 2011 had a Partner in Business. ■ 244 organisations, large and small, from a range of sectors now support the Partners in Business element of the Career Academy programme.
  23. 23. Annual review 2010-11 23Career Academies bytheme 2011 Finance 35% Business 25% IT 14% STEM 7% Creative and Media 5% Health and Social Care 2% Law 2% Marketing and Communications 2% Other 11% (14-16 Pilot, Business and Media, Construction, Enterprise and Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Law, Life Sciences, Retail, Sports Science, Travel Hospitality and Tourism, Sports and Active Leisure) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 PercentageCareer Academies by London 24%region 2011 Midlands 18% North West 17% Yorkshire and Humber 12% South East 7% South West 5% East 5% North East 4% Northern Ireland 4% Wales 3% Scotland 2% 0 5 10 15 20 25 Percentage Facts and figures
  24. 24. 24 Financial overview Total funding (cash and in kind) increased by just over All income and donations 9% over the previous year. Income from the private sector and foundations increased by nearly 13% (cash and in kind) (Total £1,340,913) largely derived from a full year of staff secondments from BT as a donation in kind. Income from public Private sector, trusts and foundations £1,054,899 (79%) sector grants, exclusively from Northern Ireland, was School and college fees £219,384 (16%) slightly higher than last year, but unsurprisingly this is Public sector grants £44,500 (3%) substantially below earlier years. We do not anticipate income from the public sector will recover in the short Bank interest and other income £22,130 (2%) to medium term. Income from schools and colleges was lower this year. The number of schools and colleges wanting to join the network dropped for the first time reflecting the uncertainty around their budgets, resulting in a reluctance to commit to additional expenditure. We hope that in 2011-12 our normal pattern of growth in the number of new schools and colleges joining will be restored.
  25. 25. Annual review 2010-11 25Career Academies UKstaff*As at 1 August 2011 James McCreary Diane Kendall Martyn Drain David Walker Yvonne Plows Chief Executive Director of Regions Chief Operating Director of Programme Events and Information Officer and Public Policy Systems Manager and PA to CEO Victoria Sutton Shelley Williamson Rhiannon Evans Louise Riddick Kevin Oliver Marketing and National Relationship National Manager - Business Development Regional Manager - Communications Manager STEM Coordinator Yorkshire and Humber Manager K staff mies U Career Acade
  26. 26. 26 Emily Smith Ian Nichol Douglas Alexander Alison Jack Simon Page Regional Manager - Regional Manager - Regional Manager - Regional Manager - Regional Manager - Yorkshire and Humber North West Scotland - BT Midlands West and Wales (maternity leave) Secondee Hayden Kinley Candace Gilbert James Mills Nicola Moss Ayesha Patel Regional Manager - Regional Manager - Regional Manager - Regional Manager - Regional Manager - Northern Ireland North East (part time) London and London and London and (part time) South East South East South East Sue Long Olamide Iyiola Mosleh Chowdhury Lulu Wang Tracy Kane Regional Manager Programme, Policy Administrator to Book Keeper - Special Projects - East Midlands and Communications London and (part time) London (part time) (part time) Assistant South East
  27. 27. Annual review 2010-11 27National Advisory BoardmembersDr Heather McGregor (Chair from September 2010 and Trustee) Director, Taylor BennettSir Winfried Bischoff (Chairman until September 2010 and Trustee) Chairman, Lloyds Banking GroupRichard Chambers (Trustee) Principal, Lambeth CollegeEric Daniels (Trustee) Group Chief Executive, Lloyds Banking Group plcSimon A D Hall MBE (Trustee) Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerJD Hoye (Trustee) President, National Academy FoundationWilliam J Mills (Trustee) Chief Executive Officer, Western Europe, Middle East & Africa, CitiAmanda Baldwin VP, Human Resources EMEA, The McGraw-Hill Companies (from March 2011)James Bardrick Managing Director, Citi (from September 2010)Alison Brittain Managing Director, Lloyds TSB Bank of Scotland Community Banks (from September 2010)Lord David Currie Chairman, The International Centre For Financial RegulationFrederic Drevon Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Moody’s Investors ServiceAlan R Gillespie CBE Chair, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (until March 2011)Caroline Hempstead Vice President of Group Corporate Communications, Astra ZenecaGeorge Iacobescu CBE Chief Executive Officer, Canary Wharf plcNick Luff Group Finance Director, Centrica plc (from September 2010)James McCreary Chief Executive, Career Academies UKHenrietta Royle Chief Executive, Fanshawe HaldinSusan Saltzbart Kilsby Managing Director, Chairman of Mergers & Acquisitions, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe)Hector Sants Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services AuthorityDev S Sanyal Group Vice President & Group Treasurer, BP plcJennifer Scardino Director of Communications, Santander (from March 2011)Robert Swannell Chairman, Marks and Spencer Group plcMike Williams Executive General Manager, NAB Group (from September 2010)Paul Wilson Senior Advisor, Bain & Company National Advisory B oard members
  28. 28. 28 Career Academies UK 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB T: 020 7986 5494 F: 020 7986 5497 E: W: Career Academies UK leads and supports a movement of over 900 employers and 120 schools & colleges, working together to raise the aspirations of 16 to 19-year-olds. Chair: Dr Heather McGregor Chief Executive: James McCreary Registered Charity Number: 1092891 Registered Company Number: 04428178 With thanks to the Career Academy students pictured and to Shelley Williamson for the photography.