London Careers Offer (4)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will you ensure that your second recommendation of 100 hours of experience of the world of work will be beneficial to young Londoners, and the experience that London's employers need? How will you ensure that the experience is equal for all young Londoners as the 100 hours experience it will still be decided by each school?


Answer for London Careers Offer (4)

Answer for London Careers Offer (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Two thirds of London employers say work experience is a critical or significant factor in their recruitment. But just 19% of London employers offer work experience to young people in schools and 12% to college students.  The London Ambitions portal will give teachers information on the many careers education opportunities that London business supports.  It will help ensure that all London schools are aware of the careers education resources and activities available in the capital.  The plan is to enable teachers and business to feedback on their experience via the Portal. London Ambitions also promotes the use of nationally available resources, such as the National Careers Service (and the regional Inspiration Agenda) and Inspiring the Future, to support the learner journey.