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14th August 2018

The Baker Clause comes into force – January 2018

This week sees the Baker Clause become law. What does this mean? It has implications for both schools and colleges. The former Education Secretary Lord Baker proposed an amendment to the Technical and Further Education Act which became law in May 2017. This amendment was approved and becomes law this week. It says “From 2 […]

19th August 2018

Local employers inspire and enthuse students in schools!

  A massive thank you to all the employers who have given up their time to talk to students about their industry sector and career pathway – all extremely valuable when thinking about future options and skill development. A vast range of employers have volunteered over the past few months and been involved with Work […]

6th September 2018

Jobs of the Future

Approximately 50% of young people will occupy a job that is yet to even be created, that’s according to the World Economic Fund. It begs the question, how can we properly prepare learners for a landscape that is impossible to anticipate? Well, let’s focus on the skills that have been and always will be critical […]

24th October 2018

Why go Digital with Work Experience Programmes?

You may have noticed that the new academic year has seen the launch of MAPS – our new digital platform. It’s been quite a journey from idea to delivery. Introducing a platform that is user friendly and streamlined yet able to handle the complexities of work placements for students, colleges, schools and employers is no […]

17th September 2019

Every Business Needs Work Experience!

Let’s start off with the facts. Most employers would say that having work experience on your CV is essential in landing a role at their company. Why then, is work experience sometimes undervalued when employers come to decide whether to offer it at their company? It makes sense that if it is essential for the […]

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