Revised Guidance on School Careers Advice Does Not Go Far Enough

Joy Mercer, Director of Policy, Association of Colleges, said: “While the Department for Education’s revised statutory guidance on careers advice in schools takes a few tentative steps in the right direction, we don’t believe it goes far enough”.

Pupils to be Advised by Employers to Pursue Ambitious Careers
New careers guidance will see employers playing a larger role in careers advice in schools.

Revised Statutory Careers Guidance a Positive Step
Revised statutory careers guidance a positive step towards recommendations of the Youth Literacy and Employability Commission.

Careers Guidance
Statement from Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise about the revised statutory guidance which will be effective from September 2014.

Schools Advice and Guidance Found Lacking by New Association of Colleges Report
As part of its ongoing Careers Guidance: Guaranteed campaign, the Association of Colleges has launched a report based on the results of a series of surveys about the quality of independent careers advice and guidance in schools.

Research Highlights Youth Unemployment ‘Blackspots’
Work Foundation report shows North East is worst affected. A study of youth unemployment has identified a number of UK “blackspots” where joblessness among 16 to 24 year olds is above 25 per cent.

Record Number of Teachers as 9,000 Join Schools in England
New statistics show that the number of teachers in England is rising as teaching increasingly becomes the career choice for top graduates.

Elizabeth Truss Speaks about Improving Teaching
Education Minister Elizabeth Truss speaks to Reform about new freedoms for teachers over materials, assessment and professional development.

£375m Fund to Promote Development though Science and Innovation Announced
The fund at the University of Sao Paulo was announced by the Chancellor during his trade trip to Brazil.

£1 billion Exports Win for UK Education in Saudi Arabia
UK education providers win 4 new contracts worth £850 million to establish 12 technical and vocational training colleges in Saudi Arabia.

Migrant Jobseekers to Face English Language Test Before Claiming JSA
The government has announced that from the end of April, migrant claimants will face a spoken English test in England – and if their language is found to be a barrier to looking for work, they will be expected to improve it.

It is still not clear Universal Credit IT will work warn MPs
A new Work and Pensions Committee report has warned that there is a worrying uncertainty about the new Universal Credit (UC) IT system, which includes how it will work, how much it will cost and who will develop it.

Research Shows Fastest Climb in Starting Salaries for Seven Years
But REC/KPMG also finds sharp decline in candidate availability. Entry salaries for permanent jobs have risen at their fastest rate for seven years, according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG report on jobs.