• Effective Policy Frameworks for the Organisation of Career Guidance Services A Review of the Literature

      Hooley, Tristram; Neary, Siobhan; Morris, Marian; Mackay, Susan; International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) and SQW (2015)
      This paper focuses on how public policy shapes career guidance and establishes a system within which individuals can access career support. Governments are critical to career guidance primarily as funders of the activity, but also importantly as regulators, coordinators and agents of system change. The paper looks at the evidence base on career guidance and public policy, explore the rationales for public policy involvement in the field, examine different models and systems and explore some key issues that underpin successful system design.
    • Evaluating the impact of career management skills module and internship programme within a university business school

      Taylor, Antony Richard; Hooley, Tristram; University of Derby (2014)
      This study evaluates the impact of an intervention on business school graduates’ employability comprising of a curriculum-based career management skills (CMS) module and an industrial placement year. The study uses data from the destinations of leavers of higher education survey to examine the employability of different groups within the cohort (no intervention, CMS module only and CMS module plus structured work experience). It finds that structured work experience has clear, positive effects on the ability of graduates to secure employment in ‘graduate level’ jobs within six months of graduation. Furthermore, participation in the CMS module also has a clear, positive effect upon the ability of participants to secure employment.