Careers work with young people: collapse or transition? An analysis of current developments in careers education and guidance for young people in England
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThis paper analyses the current information available (in July 2011) about the changes that are taking place in careers work following recent government policy initiatives and public-sector austerity measures. In particular, it examines the local developments that have emerged in relation to a national policy context in which: • Existing careers work is being radically reconfigured. • The new National Careers Service (NCS) will principally serve adults (apart from its telephone/web-based services, which will cover young people too). • Securing careers guidance for young people has been made the responsibility of schools. • The requirement for schools to provide careers education has been removed. • There has been very limited transition planning at national level: this has led to considerable local confusion. • In particular, there is continuing confusion about the future relationship of remaining face-to-face Connexions services to the NCS, and about the branding of such services. Implications for Connexions services, Local Authorities, schools, new market players and the careers profession are identified.
CitationHooley, T. & Watts, A.G. (2011) Careers Work with Young People: Collapse or Transition? Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
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