Westminster Employment Forum

The future for careers policy - the Industrial Strategy, employer engagement and improving provision in schools

Morning, Thursday, 12th October 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Delegates at this seminar will consider the future of England’s careers system, with a careers strategy expected to be published later this year. Sessions will address the priorities for implementation, further action that might need to be taken by government, schools and employers, and the role for careers in the wider Industrial Strategy.


Delegates will also consider the challenges schools face in improving their careers offer to students, including support for careers leaders, ensuring access to impartial information about Apprenticeships and technical education, and issues around resourcing and budgets.


The seminar will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders including schools, representatives of employers and trade associations, careers advisors, universities, FE colleges and training providers, academics, and members of the national and trade press.



Guests of Honour

Lesley Thain

Education Engagement Manager, The Careers and Enterprise Company

Clare MacDonald

Deputy Director, Careers and Basic Skills, Department for Education (subject to Departmental business)

Guests of Honour

Lesley Thain

Education Engagement Manager, The Careers and Enterprise Company

Clare MacDonald

Deputy Director, Careers and Basic Skills, Department for Education (subject to Departmental business)

Keynote Speakers

Dr Barbara Bassot

Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University

Charlie Mullins

Chief Executive Officer, Pimlico Plumbers

Chair

Baroness Prosser

Speakers

Jan Ellis

Chief Executive, Career Development Institute

Sharon Walpole

Director, CASCAID

Bhavina Bharkhada

Education and Skills Policy Adviser, EEF

Joe Billington

Director, National Careers Service

Belinda Whitehouse

Head of Careers, Dame Allan’s Schools

Brenda Cabras

Director of Employment and Skills, Prospects

Kath Wright

Independent Career Education Consultant

Dr Neil Bentley

Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK

Eluned Jones

Director of Student Employability, University of Birmingham