Sutton Trust COVID-19 and the University Experience Report: a Response

In the light of the findings from the recently published The Sutton Trust COVID-19 and the University Experience report, we reached out to our friends over at CHEERs (The Community for Higher Education Educators Researchers and Supports) for comment regarding the Careers education. Providing some initial thoughts on this area, steering group member, Chris Webb.

The Link: personal guidance & addressing the needs of each student

We all know that our benchmarks are going to take a hit this year. This is the inevitable outcome of working with young people remotely during a Pandemic. What we need to do now is spend some time examining how we can ensure that student’s individual needs are addressed for the rest of this year and beyond. In the first part of ‘The Link’, we examine how it’s vital to ensure that we are making the most effective use of the information we are gathering in personal guidance sessions.

Careers Directory (contributor created content)

In the first in what will be regularly featured content, we’re showcasing work that has been sent over to us from the Careers Leader community. The first resource comes from Vickie Smith and Eleanor Corcoran from Harris Academy St John’s Wood. If you have something to share, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us through the ‘Contact Us’ page or email info@tfcareersnetwork.co.uk

It’s not the destination, it’s the journey (apart from this year and probably next)

The American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote: “life is a journey, not a destination”, this is unquestionably true and we should always remind our students of this. Too often they are forced to focus on their exam results as the perceived destination, which is quite ironic as for this year and possibly next ‘Destinations’ will matter more than exam results. Is your school ready for what’s to come?

Careers Adviser: the supply and demand paradox

The statutory requirement is clear, student’s careers guidance must be impartial and delivered by qualified practitioners. By qualified we know that this is someone who is Level 6 and above. Having a member of staff who’s job is dedicated to the delivery of Personal Guidance is an essential component to any successful Careers programme. Why is it that schools struggle to get this in place?

Making Effective Use of LMI: a partnership

Ensuring young people have the clearest idea of what employment opportunities are available on their doorstep is an essential aspect of effective Careers provision. Taking the time to understand the main business sectors in your area can pay dividends in the long run.

National Careers Week 2021 – Social Media Highlights

Following on from our #NAW2021 highlights page, we thought it would be nice to provide a space to highlight some of the amazing activities taking place this week for National Careers Week 2021. As always, #NCW2021 will be a storming success. Does your school or college feature?

Careers and Skills Education in Secondary Schools – Event

SOLD OUT – This event will provide you with information on how to develop your Careers programme to include the essential skills young people need for future employment and personal development success.

Skills and CEIAG are the ladders for which young people need to climb

Earlier today Skills Builder Partnership released the ‘Better Prepared: Essential skills and employment outcomes for young people’ research. The results are timely, hard-hitting and require immediate attention and action from all.

We know what we need and it’s you!

Since we launched just over a month ago, we’ve shared lots ideas covering a range of areas; Careers Ambassadors, potential NEET students and Careers intervention tracking, to name but a few. We know that these are important elements of your provision and we will continue to share what we know to be important. This is a network designed to support your work but we’re calving out space to celebrate your work as well.