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    • National Grid and a wealth of other businesses feel there needs to be big change in careers education.

      In the first six months of this year National Grid, supported by other major employers such as Costain, Capgemini, HS2 and Wates Construction, ran a Careers Education pilot involving nearly 2,000 youngsters aged 11-16 with some remarkable results.

      The results of the pilot and our vision for the future of Careers Education are being revealed at an event in London; Giving Britain the Skills it Needs External Link. Hosted by Andrew Neil and featuring Skills Minister Matt Hancock, Ofsted’s FE Director Lorna Fitzjohn and National Grid CEO Steve Holliday it should make for a lively debate.

      Join us on 16 June, 9am-1pm (book tickets) External Link.

      Can’t come along but still want to have your say? Register to join in the conversation online External Link.

    • Why we need careers lab

      Our Chief Executive, Steve Holliday, explains the UK careers conundrum and why we need to enable businesses to play their part in solving the problem.

    • More on skills on National Grid Connecting:

      Collaborating on careers
      Julian Buttery, Project Manager, Careers Lab, explains why Careers Lab is helping set a new pace and direction for careers advice in schools.
      Class act
      Teachers, ambassadors and pupils offer their thoughts on Careers Lab, a pilot scheme to give young people better careers advice.
      Where business and education meet
      Steve Holliday, National Grid’s CEO, outlines four priorities to help businesses inspire the next generation of talent.
      Work inspiration
      What is the best way to inspire young people to follow a career in engineering? National Grid’s Tony Moloney offers his thoughts.
      Careers advice that counts
      Steve Holliday, National Grid’s Chief Executive Officer, on the ‘Making Education Work’ report.
    • Making Careers Lab a reality relies on multiple elements co-ordinating in a way they have not previously. [...] Ultimately we want to see all businesses actively working with schools on the delivery of careers education.

      Careers Lab: Inspiring the next generation

      We do not have all the answers but it is clear that we cannot afford to take any longer talking about the problem and debating various solutions. We need to take action to join our activities together.

      Read our report for more on how business can play a role in giving Britain the skills it needs...

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      Title:  Careers Lab
      Sub Title: Info for schools
      If you are a school and want to know more about Careers Lab please
      Link to URL:   Email Julian Buttery
      If you are a school and want to know more about Careers Lab please

      Email Julian Buttery
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      Title:  Careers Lab
      Sub Title: Info for journalists
      Contact: Rebecca Watson <br />
      Media Relations <br />
      +44 (0) 1926 655 256
      Link to URL:   Email Rebecca Watson
      Contact: Rebecca Watson
      Media Relations
      +44 (0) 1926 655 256

      Email Rebecca Watson