The REC’s ‘Future of Jobs’ calls on more collaboration between businesses and schools.

08 Nov 2017



In a recent report from the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation), which analysed the success of the UK jobs market, a conclusion was drawn that more collaboration between businesses and schools is imperative for growth.

The report titled ‘The future of jobs - creating the best jobs market in the world by 2025,’ is the outcome of six months of debates and research by a panel of labour market specialists, HR and recruitment executives. The most powerful statement from this report following extensive discussions hosted by chairman of the panel Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, a former employment minister, was that “A future UK jobs market must be built on a solid bridge between education and the world of work.” Backing this up, research from Ofsted found that only 10 per cent of secondary schools currently put enough emphasis on preparing students for the workplace, something the report says must change.

Other insights that were discussed include the use of greater creativity in recruitment practices and removing barriers for underrepresented groups. We wholeheartedly agree that more should be done in our schools, colleges and higher education to prepare students for the ‘brave new world’ of employment.

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