Careers work in schools


Career development at school is vital to informing young people's education and career choices

Our national and international studies have highlighted that career development activity in schools can help young people to experience academic achievement, successfully transition to the labour market and live happier and more productive lives. Our research has also demonstrated that career education helps young people develop their skills and knowledge to enter a wide range of interesting and rewarding career pathways.  However, recent evidence (House of Commons Education Select Committee Inquiry into Career Guidance for Young People and Ofsted's Going in the Right Direction?) has highlighted that the majority of young people are not receiving the support they need.

iCeGS has undertaken a range of research projects that further explore these issues and provide practical approaches to supporting young people in making informed career choices, publications include:

iCeGS projects in this area include: