Policy paper

Careers guidance provision: National Career Council's first report

National Careers Council report providing recommendations on how to improve careers guidance for young people and adults.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


National Careers Council: progress report ‘six months on: culture change in careers provision’

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The first report of the National Career Council follows a year of extensive consultation with leaders from:

  • education
  • business
  • the careers profession

It also follows in-depth reviews of careers policies and practices in the UK and internationally. It includes 7 recommendations and practical steps to improve careers guidance for young people and adults. It highlights the need to address the mismatch between high unemployment and employers who are struggling to recruit.

In February 2014 the Council produced an interim report on how much improvement has been made 6 month’s on from their first report.

Published 5 June 2013