Career development: Equality and diversity

Effective career development can promote equality of opportunity and encourage social mobility.

Careers work has a role to play in building fair and just societies and economies where everyone has an opportunity to fulfil their potential.  The contribution of careers work has been recognised in a range of influential national reports such as the Women and Work Commission, Alan Milburn’s Unleashing Aspirations: Fair Access to the Professions.

We have worked with a number of clients to explore factors that underpin choices and practices that challenge stereotypical thinking, publications include:

2013

Hutchinson, J., Moore, N., Davies, A., Thomas, M. and Marriott, J. (2013). Gendered Horizons: Boys' and Girls' Perceptions of Job and Career Choices. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.

2012

Hutchinson, J. (2012). Teenage Mothers and Family Career Planning. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby.

Hutchinson, J. Moore, N. (2012). Career Ambitions of Teenage Mothers Customer Insight. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby.

2011

Hutchinson, J., Korzeniewski, R. and Moore, N. (2011). Career Learning Journeys of Derby and Derbyshire Neets. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.

Hutchinson, J., Rolfe, H., Moore, N., Bysshe, S. and  Bentley, K. (2011). All Things Being Equal? Equality and Diversity in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Weller, P., Hooley, T. and Moore, N. (2011). Religion and Belief in Higher Education: The Experiences of Staff and Students. London Equality Challenge Unit.