Links to useful organisations and reports.
Future fit: Preparing graduates for the world of work
CBI and Universities UK survey of 581 employers collectively employing over 2.5 million people. It identifies the key skills employers want in the graduates they employ and what some universities are doing to deliver these skills.
National Employer Skills Survey
Government survey of open 79,000 employers analysing skills gaps by industry, region, and age of new hires.
Alliance of Sector Skills Councils
employer-driven organisations that together articulate the voice of the employers of around 90% of the UK's workforce on skills issues
Government advice on careers and learning
Centre for Education and Industry
Warwick University research centre for work related learning and business collaboration
Higher Education Academy
Guides for those working to improve learner employability
Institute for Education Business Excellence
Brings together education and employers to focus on opportunities for young learners to develop skills they need for adult life
Representing over 40 London universities and colleges. Forging partnerships with all London schools through its SHELL initiative.
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education encourages adults to engage in learning of all kinds.
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
Charity supporting professional development for over 5600 member schools and organisations.
UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)
Agency formed in response to Lord Leitches 2006 report with the aim of raising UK opportunity by developing world-class employment and skills systems.
Business and enterprise education charity reaching more than 350,000 young people a year from primary school through to university.