The Department for Education have released their careers strategy.
The careers strategy is part of the government’s plan to make Britain fairer, improve social mobility and offer opportunity to everyone.
The report sets out the “wants” Government have:
- all young people to understand the full range of opportunities available to them, to learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace and to have first-hand experience of the workplace;
- all young people in secondary school and college to get an excellent programme of advice and guidance that is delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience;
- everyone to get support tailored to their circumstances. All adults should be able to access free face-to-face advice, with more bespoke support for those who most need it;
- everyone to get the information they need to understand the job and career opportunities available, and how their knowledge and skills can help them in considering suitable careers.
- This strategy explains how government plan to bring together all the different elements of the careers system to deliver significant improvements for people of all ages. High-quality education, information, advice and guidance should help people to:
- understand their options and different paths to work, to plan the steps they need to take, and to get from where they are to where they want to go;
- be inspired about new opportunities they might not have known about (or that might not exist yet), or thought they could not achieve;
- understand their own knowledge and skills and how they can be used in the workplace;
- get, hold and progress in a job, whatever their age, ability or background;
- increase the amount they earn across their working lives;
- improve their well-being through doing a job they are good at and enjoy.