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    What careers are young people interested in?

    Every year CASCAID analyses the careers that users of its programs are interested in. The headline findings include: creative careers continue to dominate the careers that are most popular in terms of exploration this year has seen a surge in the popularity of the ‘traditional’ professions. Lawyer has move from...

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    £70m for careers in this parliament

    Two announcements this week provide the clearest signs yet that the government is serious about tackling the problem of disadvantaged and at risk young people ending up ‘not in education, employment or training’ (NEET). The first was the Prime Minister’s speech on improving young people’s life chances (11th January). Among...

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  3. Paul Chubb honoured for his careers work by the Queen

    Congratulations to Paul Chubb who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to careers education and guidance. He is currently the driving force behind the scheme to nationally validate England’s CEIAG quality awards in his role as Director of the Quality in Careers...

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    Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Educatiomn

    This new framework (November 2015) updates and replaces the ACEG Framework so it is reassuringly familiar! Supplementary resources are available at http://www.thecdi.net/New-Careers-Framework-2015 

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    Central London Careers Hub

    Andy Gardner's Central London Careers Hub offers half-day occupational and labour market information seminars in central London for career development practitioners on a wide range of topics  

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    CEG in Ofsted school inspections from September 2015

    Read the Cegnet briefing on how Ofsted inspects careers advice and guidance in schools

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    Business in the Community

    BITC runs and supports initiatives to involve responsible businesses in preparing young people for the world of work 

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  1. CRAC Decisions at 18

    Robin Mellors-Bourne is a Director (Research and Intelligence) of the Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) in Cambridge. Here, he shares with us his personal impressions of CRAC’s recent Decisions at 18 Conference in Manchester (28-29th April). “One of the issues that raised most debate came out of our opening...

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    Inspiration or desperation?

    The Government’s inspiration vision smacks a little of desperation! The idea that all employers will be inspiring to young people is half-baked. The scandal of employers who use zero-hours contracts that exploit individuals is in the news again. There will not be many schools that will be inviting those employers...

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  3. From call centres to customer contact operations

    The initials ‘CIOLA’ may not mean much to newcomers to the field of careers information, advice and guidance but it is a group whose members are experts in writing, publishing and disseminating careers information. They work mainly for careers guidance companies, local authorities and careers publishers and distributors. CIOLA members...

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