New education and skills survey shows employer engagement needs to improve

The latest CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey results have been released, it shows a clear need for greater business involvement in preparing young people for the workplace.

Encouragingly it showed that 53% of respondents have at least some links with FE colleges, however many reported barriers to engaging with education and a huge 77% of businesses reported they feel the quality of careers advice young people receive is not good enough. There are signs of improvement however, with 60% of employers willing to play a greater role in supporting careers provision in schools and colleges, with 71% of those willing to work with individual schools and colleges as opposed to national programmes.