Educating for the modern world: how to prepare young people for the workplace


Teachers, school leaders and employers alike recognise that education must be about more than qualifications alone; developing behaviours and attributes such as resilience, aiming high, and team work are vital in supporting young people to succeed in life and work. In fact, ‘work readiness’ was rated the most important factor when recruiting education leavers by 45% of CBI members. The CBI will present the findings of their recent report on ‘work readiness’, including the types of skills, behaviours and aptitudes employers value when recruiting. Delegates will also learn how to support pupils to develop these skills.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.