Careers work in schools

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, the government’s careers strategy draws on recent research which shows that young people still do not feel that they are receiving the type of careers support which they need fulfil their ambitions.  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:


Hearne, L. and Neary, S. (2020). 'Let’s talk about career guidance in secondary schools! A consideration of the professional capital of school staff in Ireland and England'. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, pp. 1-14.


Hanson, J., & Clark, L. (2019) Future Frontiers: The impact of career coaching on career readiness and indicators of successful transitions in Year 11 pupils. Executive Summary, May 2019. Future Frontiers
Hanson, J., Vigurs, V., Moore, N., Everitt, J. and Clark, L. (2019) 'Gatsby careers benchmark north east implementation pilot: interim evaluation (2015-2017)'. Derby: University of Derby


Dodd, V. (2017) CPD for Teachers Developed by Employers. What Works? London: Careers and Enterprise Company
Hanson, J., Hooley, T. and Cox, A. (2017). What Works? The Evidence on Enterprise Competitions and Business Games. London: The Careers & Enterprise Company


Dodd, V. and Hooley, T. (2018). The development of the Teachers' Attitudes toward Career Learning Index (TACLI). Teacher Development. 22(1): 139-150
Moore, N.  Vigurs, K., Everitt, J. and Clark, L (2017). Progression for success: Evaluating North Yorkshire’s innovative careers guidance project. Northallerton: North Yorkshire County Council.