• Good Career Guidance

    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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  • STEM 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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New case studies describe benefits from T Level Industry Placements for businesses, colleges and students

10 December 2019 Malak Chraim

Gatsby has released a new video series highlighting the benefits of industry placements to business and students.

The videos – created with employers, providers and students currently involved in placements - share participants’ experiences and demonstrate that industry placements can be beneficial to a wide range of participants across a variety of regional and business contexts. Industry placements of at least 315 hours will be a key component of T Level programmes. Providers who will be offeri

Time for a ‘culture change’ around higher technical education, say employers

5 November 2019 Agnes Donnelly

Technical skills are highly valued by employers, and talented technicians can have many routes to success. But the UK needs to raise awareness among future recruits of how rewarding such careers can be, and give employers more options when it comes to high-quality training for current technical staff.

In spring 2019, the Gatsby Foundation and Dougal Driver (CEO, Grown in Britain) brought together thirty employers and representative bodies from the land, construction and water industries to discuss the future of higher technical education. They expressed a strong need for people able to work as highly-skilled technicians, with new technologies (such as remote sensing, robotics and artificial int

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