• Good Career Guidance

    Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. Good career guidance is a necessity for social mobility: those young people without significant social capital or home support to draw upon have the most to gain from high-quality career guidance.

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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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  • SET Skills in the Workforce

    Technicians are the linchpins of the UK economy. They are skilled people who use their science, engineering or technology knowledge to identify and solve practical problems. They are the electricians and plumbers that we all rely on, but they are also crucial to the success of many of our country’s future-growth areas, including the aerospace, chemical, digital, engineering, and manufacturing industries.

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  • Science and maths in schools

    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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Gatsby campaign to support parents with career guidance launches

4 February 2022 Michelle Rea

Thursday 3 February saw the launch of Talking Futures, Gatsby's suite of resources to help parents have constructive careers and education conversations with their children.

Developing and piloting these materials began in 2019 and learnings have shaped what is now available on the Talking Futures' site. The campaign website, as well as providing guidance and practical tools for parents to help have career conversations with their children, also recommends and signposts to other useful sites and resources that can help parents explore the different training and e

Gatsby-published research maps how LMI supports career guidance

16 December 2021 Rob Cremona

New research by the Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER), funded by Gatsby, has examined the Labour Market Information (LMI) system in England and how it supports career guidance. It reveals a well-developed system which has strong potential, but is also challenging to navigate for young people making careers decisions and those who support them.

The report involved desk research combined with interviews with expert stakeholders and practitioners from England, the wider UK and beyond. From May to July 2021, the research team identified nearly 120 LMI sources – national, regional, local and sectoral – an indication that the LMI system in England is well-developed. These sources were categorised in a matrix accord

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