The National Careers Council (NCC) is chaired by Dr Deirdre Hughes, OBE, with 9 members and 3 associate leading experts from business, education and careers sectors. The Council was established in May 2012 by the Skills Minister to advise government on improving careers provision for young people and adults in England.
NCC terms of reference
Current members are:
- Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE (Chair)
- Linda JC Taylor OBE
- David McNerney
- Rajay Naik
- Ruth Spellman OBE
- Jenny Rudge OBE
- Kieran Gordon
- Steve Higginbotham
- Neil Carberry
- Trudy Norris-Grey
- Simon Surtees MA DipCG (associate member)
- Brian Lightman (associate member)
- Nick Chambers (associate member)
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You can view all the NCC reports to government, and guidance briefings from the NCC collection page.
Plans and activities
You can view more detailed information about the Council’s plans and activities in the.
The NCC met with senior officials from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Department for Education, Department for Work and Pensions, Skills Funding Agency and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) on 30 January 2014. Together, these organisations provided a forum for sharing policy developments and feeding in advice to government. The chair of the NCC wrote anfollowing the meeting.
Evidence to Lord Heseltine Review
On 30 August 2012 members of the NCC met with the Lord Heseltine review team. They discussed how spending departments and other relevant public sector bodies interact with the private sector, and their ability to produce pro-growth policies. The meeting covered:
- raising the work-readiness of school leavers and those acquiring tertiary qualifications
- remedying skills deficiencies in the current workforce
- addressing the longstanding NEETs (not in education, employment or training) problem and encouraging apprenticeships and support for the lower skilled
You can view a copy of the.
Evidence to the Richard Review
On 7 September 2011 the NCC submitted.
On 3 September 2012 the NCC submitted.
Next stage plans
Dr Hughes will be meeting with interested parties to find ways of connecting organisations and individuals to feed into the Council’s work. The Council will develop a more detailed work plan for each of the 3 work strands and look at ways to involve others in its work.
We welcome your views and experiences to feed into the council’s ongoing work. Please submit them to the Council Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org