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Workforce needs of the career development sector in the UKThe research utilised an online survey circulated widely through the networks of both organisations. Responses were received from 59 employing organisations, representing the four countries in the UK. 64% of responses came from larger career providers employing more than 40 staff. The respondents represented employers providing services to young people, adults, all-age, FE and a small number of HE providers. The research presents a snap shot in time which suggests that pay and conditions, geography and access to affordable training are impacting on the skills and capability of the sector. Recruitment issues, ageing workforce and technology are perceived as the greatest challenges to the career development field at the present.