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  1. 2016 winner of the Pure Potential Career Guidance Award announced

    Congratulations to Theophilus Shenbanjo of Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College in New Cross who won the 2016 National Career Guidance Award at the annual Pure Potential Awards. It was presented to him in National Careers Week by Hazel Garvey, Director of Business Development at ICAEW. On receiving the accolade he said...

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  2. Tough Choices: The real reasons A-level students are steering clear of science and maths

    A report by ATKearney and the Your Life campaign examines the reasons for the cultural and educational problem in the UK surrounding the low take-up of STEM subjects and especially maths and physics at A-level.  The report finds that: Young people have an alarming lack of knowledge of the many...

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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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    Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Educatiomn

    This new framework (March 2018) updates and replaces the November 2015 version. Supplementary resources are available at http://www.thecdi.net/Careers-Framework-2018

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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 education programmes

    For information about Business Class, Careers Lab, Barclays LifeSkills, FutureProof, Bright crop and other programmes supported by Business in the Community

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  1. Better late than never, Lord Baker!

    Lord Baker, the former Education Minister, is now Chair of the Edge Foundation which exists to promote the value of vocational education. His recent conversion to the value of careers and work-related education is to be welcomed. As chief architect of England’s first National Curriculum, he notoriously ignored employer and...

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  2. The Inspiration Vision

    You'll get a lot of pleasure from reading Thomas Staunton's 'Running in a forest' blog. In a recent entry, he points out the shortcomings of Michael Gove's simplistic and one-dimensional careers role models policy. Is the policy a thinly-veiled attempt to get employers to pay for what was once funded out...

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  3. Expanding Future Frontiers

    Focused mentoring is a strategy for raising the aspirations of disadvantaged young people. Today I had the pleasure of going along to the newly-established Oasis Academy in Lambeth to see a coaching session in action organised by Future Frontiers for under-achieving Year 7 students. Future Frontiers was set up by...

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