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November 2014 Conference

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  • 15 Nov 2014 11:41 AM | Eugene Marquess (Administrator)


    See the Intel article for full details.
  • 11 Nov 2014 5:55 PM | Eugene Marquess (Administrator)
    The Guardian has published a short article which offers guidelines and links to some useful resources for the careers teacher. This could be of use to both the novice careers teacher and to more experiences careers professionals who are looking for new ideas.


    See the Guardian article for details.

  • 10 Nov 2014 1:22 PM | Eugene Marquess (Administrator)
    Your Life is a three-year campaign which has just been launched to ensure young adults in the UK have the maths and physics skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy.

    It looks to inspire young people, to study maths and physics as a gateway into wide-ranging careers whilst also triggering employers to recruit and retain this talent.

    Your Life is supported and guided by a group of companies including Nestlé, Shell and BAE.

    See the Your Life website for details.
  • 10 Nov 2014 12:58 PM | Eugene Marquess (Administrator)
    A joint report from Deloitte, the Big Four accountancy firm, and the University of Oxford reveals that huge advances in technology risk the loss of 10 million low-skill jobs in the next 20 years.

    As many as one in three types of job could disappear.

    Overall, workers in London are seen as being safer than those in the rest of the UK because London has fewer manufacturing jobs.

    See the Telegraph article for details.
  • 31 Oct 2014 12:57 AM | Eugene Marquess (Administrator)
    Virgin Atlantic has launched a new training programme for potential pilots. No previous flying experience is required to apply.

    Applicants are required to have a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent including maths, science and English.

    The 18-month programme consists of pre-flight training, full-motion flight deck simulation at CTC Aviation's crew training centre at Southampton, and flight training in Phoenix, Arizona.

    See the Virgin Atlantic website for details.
  • 29 Oct 2014 12:08 PM | Eugene Marquess (Administrator)
    Just in case an avaricious student wants to know, the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census reveals that the universities which produced the most billionaires are mainly the U.S. Ivy League colleges with University of Pennsylvania coming top. No surprises there.

    The only U.K. university in the top 20 is the London School of Economics. One Russian and one Indian unversity also feature.

    So go west young would-be oligarchs. See the BBC article for details.
  • 28 Oct 2014 9:48 PM | Eugene Marquess (Administrator)
    New research by Nestlé UK & Ireland reveals a stark gap between youth enthusiasm for science and maths and employers’ ability to hire the STEM employees they need in the future. As many as 78% of young people indicated that they would consider a STEM career but 51% say they know little or nothing about the type of jobs that are on offer.

    Around 52% of UK science and maths teachers do not know what STEM businesses are looking for in recruits and 62% of STEM-related businesses do not believe there are enough young people studying STEM subjects to meet future demand.

    See the Nestlé website for details. Excellent free STEM poster also available from Nestlé website.

  • 17 Oct 2014 6:10 PM | Eugene Marquess (Administrator)
    A very short video from Stephen Griffiths which identifies the main factors which should influence career choice or any major life decisions.

  • 17 Oct 2014 4:18 PM | Eugene Marquess (Administrator)
    Research by the Sutton Trust reveals that schools with high quality careers guidance accreditation had a two percentage point advantage in the proportion of pupils with five good GCSEs, including English and Maths.

    They also found that the proportion of students gaining 3 A levels was 1.5% higher in schools and sixth form colleges with the quality awards than other schools and students also had higher UCAS scores.

    See University News website for details.
  • 14 Oct 2014 8:29 PM | Eugene Marquess (Administrator)
    The world’s largest tech companies including Microsoft and Facebook have written to education ministers across the EU warning that more needs to be done to teach students to learn how to code.

    Claiming that by 2020 there will be 900,000 unfilled jobs in the ICT sector, they add that as early as the age of 7, children should be learning to code as a core life skill in order to "flourish in tomorrow’s digital economy and society".

    See the TES article for details.
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