In 2019 Mencap identified that the number of young people with a learning disability who are in sustained employment is at 6% and this figure is falling, in 2015 it was at 7%, yet there is the potential for 70% to be in employment. The evidence from the CEC (Careers and Enterprise Company) highlights that “a young person who has four or more high-quality encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training.”
According to the Department of Education (2017) 14.4% of all school age children have SEN and 8% have a disability. Our Careers for All programme was created in 2019 through the Real World Science Network; a collaborative network which supports natural history institutions to deliver inspirational, authentic and relevant informal science learning across the UK. Phase 1 is funded by the Eranda Rothschild Foundation until December 2020.
Find out more about Careers for All on the MyLearning website
Read our placement student case study at Leeds Discovery Centre