Employers and schools: how Mansfield is building a world of work approach

Journal article

Hutchinson, Jo and Dickinson, Berni 2014. Employers and schools: how Mansfield is building a world of work approach. Local Economy. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094214528158
AuthorsHutchinson, Jo and Dickinson, Berni

There is a keen interest in encouraging employers to engage with schools so that young people can learn more about careers, understand the skills that employers are interested in, broaden their aspirations and be motivated to succeed. Employer engagement in schools in England however is increasingly fragmented because of a loss of brokering infrastructure. This article describes a partnership approach developed in Mansfield where a consortium of local schools has worked with their business community and public sector organisations. Together they have listened to what young people say they both want and need to know about careers and then responded by providing a strategic careers learning programme. The particular contribution of the Mansfield Learning Partnership which is wholly funded by the town’s secondary schools is detailed in the article alongside elaboration of the Mansfield Framework for Career Learning which provides a work experience programme and several imaginative opportunities for young people to engage in meaningful encounters with employers,

KeywordsEmployability; Work experience; Career-related learning
JournalLocal Economy
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094214528158
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/550329
Publication dates2014
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Apr 2015, 13:29

Archived with thanks to Local Economy

ContributorsUniversity of Derby, iCeGS
File Access Level
File Access Level
Permalink -


Download files

  • 11
    total views
  • 6
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as