Use market information to shape careers advice

New careers company announcement is great, but how will it work in practice?

10 December 2014 / Jump to comment (1)

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan made an announcement today about a new careers company in the UK.

In response, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, said:

'Careers advice in schools is simply not good enough. Young people and their parents are clear that they are not being given the right guidance. 

'So today’s announcement from the Education Secretary on a new careers company to strengthen links between schools and businesses is a really positive step forward. Now we need to understand how this will work in practice.

'Market information and the latest data on skills gaps should be used to shape the careers advice on offer. This will make sure that young people are given up to date advice on the industries and jobs that are in demand.

'To make this a reality we need closer links between careers advice services in schools and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) who can give an accurate picture of the labour market. We hope to see this happen through this initiative.'

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10 December 2014

As a trainee Careers Advisor, I have noted that the National Careers Service LMI data is sector based and not job specific. That is not of much use when trying to explain to pupils the likelihood of a job in five or six years time.

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