Careers guidance: If not an annual careers plan - then what?

NFER

01 September 2013

The importance of effective careers guidance for young people is considerable, especially at a time when there are nearly one million young people not in work or education.

This NFER Thinks paper argues that there is an urgent need to significantly enhance the quality and consistency of careers guidance for all young people, and to have a clear method in place for ensuring that this goal is achieved.

It calls on the Government, careers professionals, schools and employers to work together to find an effective and workable solution.

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