Written for the CDPG event in Parliament in July 2023, this powerful analysis of the careers system in England supports the call for a Career Guidance Guarantee for every citizen. The report outlines the strengths and challenges of England's existing career guidance system, with an assessment of the current direct and indirect levels of government expenditure.
It then explores the added funds needed to deliver the Guarantee and options to spend existing monies more effectively. Finally, the paper outlines the benefits such investment could generate for the economy. Authored by Tristram Hooley, Chris Percy and Siobhan Neary, with a forward by Baroness Garden of Frognal. (July 2023, iCeGS and CDPG)
This briefing paper was published in advance of the Great Debate hosted on Tuesday 2 March 2021.
This public debate on the government’s 2021 white paper on careers provision, and was attended by the Career Development Policy Group, chaired by Chaired by Professor Tristram Hooley and previous CDI Chief Executive Jan Ellis.
The panel of dignitaries included Toby Perkins, Labour MP for Chesterfield and Shadow Minister (Education), Lord Shipley OBE, Liberal Democrat Chair of the Youth Unemployment Select Committee and Lord Lucas, Conservative Excepted Hereditary peer. (January 2021, The CDI)
The 'Skills for jobs: Lifelong learning for opportunity and growth' white paper is wide-ranging and includes a discussion of compulsory and post-compulsory education and lifelong learning. There are also several specific proposals that relate to the organisation of England’s careers education and guidance system. (January 2021, The CDI)
This document outlines why the Government urgently needs to review the National Careers Service funding arrangements for the £32 million to have the maximum impact. (July 2020, CDPG)
In this paper, the CDPG argue that the Government needed to respond to the Covid-19 crisis by following this outline of key short-, medium-, and long-term actions. (June 2020, CDPG).
Open Letter to Gillian Keegan (Minister for Apprenticeship and Skills within the Department for Education) so that all adults can get access to the National Careers Service, a Career Guidance Guarantee. (October 2020, CDPG)
A formal response to letters from Jonathan Ashworth MP outlining the government’s policy on career development. However, it misses a lot of the problems highlighted by the Career Development Policy Group and the wider careers and education sectors. (2020)
The Career Development Policy Group and the Fair Education Alliance have written an open letter to the Secretary of State calling for the Department for Education to introduce a Career Guidance Guarantee for young people and unemployed adults. (June 2020, CDPG & Fair Education Alliance)
What did the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announce in the Summer Economic Update in Parliament (July 2020)
The white paper on reforms to post-16 technical education and training to support people to develop the skills needed to get good jobs and improve national productivity. (January 2021)