AllAboutSchoolLeavers is a careers advice company that specialises in helping students leaving college find alternative options to university such as apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and sponsored degrees. We work with some of the biggest names in industry from large law firms like Mayer Brown and Kennedys, car giants Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo, the energy provider National Grid and financial firms PwC and EY. We have a database of over 10,000 schools and help over 2 millions students a year decide on their future career paths after school and college.
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.
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.
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 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.