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    Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. In 2013 we commissioned Sir John Holman to research what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in England and subsequently he developed the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks.

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  • Technical Education Reform

    In late 2015 David Sainsbury was asked by government to chair a panel of experts that would provide clear recommendations for measures that would not only improve, but transform, technical education in England. The panel’s report was published alongside the government’s Post-16 Skills Plan in July 2016.

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    Once in secondary education, exposure to effective science and maths teaching delivered by teachers that are knowledgeable and passionate about their subject can be transformative. That is why we care about the supply and training of specialist teachers in these subjects.

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Calls for greater efforts to encourage women into engineering apprenticeships

8 March 2018 Lauren Golding

To help better understand and tackle gender disparity in STEM apprenticeships, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation commissioned Learning and Work Institute (L&W) to conduct an analysis of the government’s (SFA) Find an Apprenticeship dataset. Find an Apprenticeship is the official website for searching and applying for apprenticeships in England.

The Learning and Work (L&W) presented its findings on International Women’s Day in the report, ‘Understanding the under-representation of women in engineering apprenticeships (2018)’. The report reveals that women accounted for just 6.7% of successful applicants for Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies (EMT) apprenticeships in 2015 & Spring 2016. Gatsby believ


16 February 2018 Agnes Donnelly

Gatsby values the role that research plays in improving the quality of technical education and are keen to support high-quality research in this area. We believe that investing in the training and development of new researchers is one way in which to cultivate policy-relevant research about technical education.

Beginning in October 2018, Gatsby plans to sponsor one fully funded PhD studentship based at the University of Cambridge and linked to the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE). ESCoE is based at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and sponsored by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The successful applicant for this studentship will use data science met

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