Projects and case studies

  • Involving young people in volunteering: careers research review

    The project comprises a rapid evidence assessment of the landscape of youth volunteering engagement and will explore attitudinal and hard outcomes associated with volunteering.A focused literature review will synthesise findings from around 20 of...

  • Making the PES Business Case

    IES Chief Economist Stefan Speckesser was an independent expert at the EU network event on Public Employment Services, ‘Making the PES Business Case’ on 17th January 2017.The event was a high level seminar for around 50 participants at Brussels...

  • Understanding perceptions of Arts Council England as an employer

    IES is working with Arts Council England to help improve understanding of the perceptions of the organisation held by actual and potential job applicants from a range of backgrounds.The research project will involve online consultations, focus...

  • Review of the National Careers Service area-based contract funding model

    IES, in partnership with the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) at the University of Derby, was commissioned by the Skills Funding Agency to evaluate the outcome-based model for funding the National Careers Service.The review...

  • Evaluation of the University of Oxford's outreach work

    This study for the University of Oxford will evaluate its outreach activity, activity which aims to improve both representation but also progression of under-represented groups at the University and other selective institutions, and help the...

  • Managing older workers seminars

    IES and Eversheds ran a series of seminars for employers on managing older workers, covering pensions, age discrimination, flexible working and workplace adjustments.

  • Modes of study in Higher Education: Literature Review and Qualitative Research

    IES has been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to provide it with the most up-to-date research evidence and current thinking on alternative modes of study in Higher Education, particularly compressed degrees,...

  • Youth at Risk

    IES Principal Research Fellow Kari Hadjivassiliou was invited to be the international expert for a European Commission high level Learning Exchange, 'Designing and implementing effective strategies to support the integration and retention in the...

  • Careers Information Advice and Guidance Impact Tracking

    IES has been commissioned to conduct an analysis of schools' careers guidance provision, linked to educational outcomes, forming a baseline to track the impact of increasing employer involvement in careers information, advice and guidance in schools.

  • Research support for business leadership on productivity

    IES has been commissioned in partnership with SQW, IER and Cambridge Econometrics to provide research support to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills in helping a group of business leaders in a variety of sectors tackle productivity issues...