Articles from Emma Finamore

Head teachers need to know how often their subject teachers are asked for careers advice

Many head teachers underestimate how often subject teachers – who do not have careers advice training – are asked about careers by students, new research has found. The same survey showed that both subject teachers and head teachers are also unsure about the different levels of apprenticeship, and that heads have not been made fully aware of their obligations when it comes to careers advice provision, presenting questions about whether UK school leavers are receiving sufficient information about their options.

It’s great news that teaching #apprenticeships are back on the table

The idea of an apprenticeship route into teaching is back on the table after three years, and should be welcomed during this #backtoschool season.

Want more school leavers to choose #apprenticeships after GCSEs? We need to see a genuine shift in careers advice

During GCSE results day 2019, some figures in business made it clear they want to see more 16-year-olds making the move to apprenticeships rather than A-levels.

Young people choosing non-university routes are still the “forgotten half” #VocationalResultsDay

Last month, Radio 4 aired ‘The Forgotten Half’ – a shocking indictment of how we are failing young people who choose non-university routes into employment while prizing university above everything else.

Millions are unhappy at work, but some apprentice employers are bucking the trend

A staggering 4.3 million UK employees report being unhappy at work – 13% of us nationwide – and over 15,000,000 days are lost per year due to reported mental health problems caused or worsened by work.

Moving away from PhD #Apprenticeships means we can focus on neglected Levels 2 and 3

Plans for PHD-level apprenticeships might not be going ahead because the Institute (previously IfA) has raised concerns the programmes might not be in the “spirit” of the programme.

Teaching adaptability in schools is a great idea; #Apprenticeships have been doing it for years

At the end of March a new report showed that while 60% of employers say being adaptable has become more important in the last decade, simultaneously over 60% of educators don’t think school leavers are leaving education with the adaptability skills they will need for work.

Let’s flex the Apprenticeship Levy to help employers engage with schools

New research shows that £3bn of Apprenticeship Levy funds are going unused, and suggests that if the rules were changed this surplus cash could be put to good use helping apprentice employers engage with schools.

Apprenticeship dropouts are as important as university ones

The Christmas break is famously when many first year university students drop out of their courses – this month there will be plenty of young people in the UK reconsidering the future after deciding not to return to their programmes.

Science apprenticeships are finally on the rise, just in time for Brexit

Science apprenticeships are increasing after years of stagnation. It’s good news for young people wanting to enter the profession, but and it could also be just what the nation needs as it approaches Brexit.

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