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The importance of high quality careers guidance

Few, if any, would argue with the assertion that high quality careers guidance is a ‘good thing’, but what is good quality careers guidance? How do we know that careers guidance practice is effective? Since the demise of the Connexions Service in England in 2012, schools have been passed the baton of ensuring good quality… Read more »


Involving volunteers in your careers provision

One would have to be comatose to miss the Government’s very vocal call urging schools to involve volunteers in providing careers information to our young people. So vocal in fact that they have backed up their idea with £20m to run the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) for 2 years. The CEC role is to… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Computer games tester

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Computer games tester. Computer games tester Qualifications and courses There are no formal entry requirements for a career in computer games testing. Knowledge of, and keen passion for, computer… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Virologist

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Virologist. Virologist Qualifications and courses You will need a degree in a science subject in order to become a toxicologist. Relevant degree subjects include pharmacology or biochemistry and you… Read more »


National Careers Week: Higher Education Lecturer

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Higher Education Lecturer. Higher Education Lecturer Qualifications and courses Entry is with a 2.1 or higher bachelor’s degree, typically relating to the subject or research interest you wish to… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Nanny

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Nanny. Nanny Qualifications and courses There are no essential academic requirements for becoming a nanny but qualifications in childcare are likely to be useful. These include BTEC Certificates and… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Social Media Manager

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Kicking off the list of new roles for the 12th edition is Social Media Manager. Social Media Manager Qualifications and courses There are a number of routes into this profession. Whilst some employers may like you to… Read more »


What does the future hold?

In January, thoughts naturally turn to the year ahead. What will the year bring? What kinds of resolutions will be made? Anyone who supports young people to make career choices has to spend a lot of time looking forwards. We might be supporting teenagers to apply to university or apprenticeships, or trying to anticipate what… Read more »