About CRAC

CRAC provides research, intelligence and innovation services for all those who support the career development of people of all ages and in all sectors.

We work in partnership with government agencies, education organisations and providers and employers and professional bodies. CRAC is a registered charity No 313164 established in 1964.

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Our Mission

To provide research, expertise and innovation for all those who support career development, across all age ranges.

STRATEGIC AIMS:

  • to support those who help people make career decisions by providing information and intelligence and developing innovative approaches
  • to help employers understand education and how to engage with those in education
  • to help educators understand employers and how to develop employability
  • to support career development activities for specific sectors/industries, ages or educational groups

We achieve our aims by working in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, government agencies and other key national organisations, ensuring that the work we do impacts on as many individuals as possible, to achieve CRAC's vision of a world where people make career decisions wisely and develop their capabilities throughout their working lives.

News

Featured news

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Royal Society Research Fellowships: Career Pathway Tracker

New CRAC report published for The Royal Society revealing important insights into research fellows' progression to research leadership...

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Seeking new Research and Evaluation Project Manager

Are you highly organised with a capacity for multi-tasking and a focus on project delivery...

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New CRAC research projects for Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering

CRAC is pleased to announce that it is undertaking two new research projects for the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering...

Services

What we offer

Research

Research and intelligence to inspire and assist those who support the career development of people at all ages

Consultancy

Expert at developing tools, resources and programmes for or in partnership with a wide variety of groups

Vitae

Realising the potential of researchers. Vitae is the global leader in supporting researcher development

What our customers say

Portfolio

Featured examples of work

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Royal Society Research Fellowships: career tracking and impact

This research has involved tracking the careers of 1000+ researchers over a 35-year period who were awarded Royal Society Research Fellowships. Read the report coming soon revealing important insights into their progression to research leadership.

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EU staff in UK Higher Education

CRAC is leading the institutional research strand of this project for the Department for Education, led by the Institute of Employment Studies (IES). The project investigates current dependencies on EU staff in research and other roles and how institutions are mitigating potential vulnerabilities.

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Engineering employer graduate recruitment practice: Investigating barriers to diversity

This study for the Royal Academy of Engineering followed CRAC’s identification of variances in the outcomes of engineering graduates according to different aspects of diversity. Working with a sample of recruiters, it provides insights into the extent to which current recruitment and selection practices support or hinder increased diversity, and highlights areas where enhancements are required.

Team

Directors

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Clare Viney

Chief Executive Officer

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Robin Mellors-Bourne

Director of Research and Intelligence

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Alison Mitchell

Director of Development

Board of trustees

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Indi Seehra

Chairman

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Astrid Wissenburg

Board member

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Sue Fleet

Board member

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John Wood

Board member

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Mary Phillips

Board member

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William Duncan

Board member

Contact

22 Signet Court
Cambridge
CB5 8LA
UK

+44 (0)1223 460277

Companies House Number: 825036

VAT Registration number: GB 100 205 694