Careers Lab Report

Careers Lab Report

Making Careers Lab a reality relies on multiple elements co-ordinating in a way they have not previously. Ultimately we want to see all businesses actively working with schools on the delivery of careers education.

We do not have all the answers but it is clear that we cannot afford to take any longer talking about the problem and debating various solutions. We need to take action to join our activities together.

Read our report for more on how business can play a role in giving Britain the skills it needs…



Careers Lab 2014 - Video Interviews

Careers Lab 2014 - Video Interviews

Video interviews taken at the recent Careers Lab event held at the Institute of Directors, London. Hear from a range of stakeholders involved in the initiative.


Giving Britain the skills it needs

Britain is facing a skills crisis that will prevent economic growth and limit the prospects of young people. The government believes that education has for far too long been ‘divorced from the reality of real work’. Introducing a more careers-focused education into schools may help to avoid such a crisis.

  • But how should this be done?
  • How can we ensure a consistent and coordinated approach?
  • What role can businesses play in the classroom?
  • How do we encourage young people to better plan their future?


Careers Lab is a growing structured collaboration between schools and businesses that builds on the concept of businesses going into schools, using a simple framework around four themes, bringing interactive content to support businesses of all sizes to provide an enhanced careers offering to schools.

Following a successful pilot, National Grid is supporting the scaling up of Careers Lab into schools and is working in partnership with “Inspiring the Future”

If you want to register your interest email Tony Moloney, National Grid’s Head of Education and Skills,

Andrew Neil
Matt Hancock
Steve Holliday

Background Articles


Collaborating on careers

National Grid is at the centre of an exciting pilot scheme that offers a new way of delivering careers advice in schools. The aim is to bridge the gap between education and the workplace and inspire young people to consider a career in engineering.Read More


Attracting young talent

Steve Holliday on the importance of investing in and encouraging the next generation of talent to pursue engineering careers.Read More


Where business and education meet

Business has a key role to play in inspiring the next generation, says Steve Holliday. National Grid’s Chief Executive outlines four priorities for making it happen.Read More


Class act

The Royal Academy of Engineering says that, as a country, the UK needs at least a 50% increase in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) graduates to compete on a global footing in the future.Read More


Keep it in the family

Research shows that the influence of family members on youngsters considering a career in engineering cannot be underestimated.Read More

Bringing the world of engineering and technology to life

Growing up, I wasn’t given good careers advice; I learnt through coincidence and accident how to get on – on a personal level, it is important to me to make sure that today’s students make careers decisions with their eyes open.Read More




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