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    Careers guidance and inspiration in schools (March 2015)

    The DfE has updated its guidance to schools on the stautory careers guidance duty just before the government goes into purdah! The first thing you’ll notice about the updated guidance is that the DfE is no longer afraid to talk about ‘careers guidance’ – it is freely used throughout the...

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    Supporting Careers Education and Guidance in Schools and Links with Employers

    A survey on careers education and employer links in secondary schools has been launched by the Career Development Institute in association with Careers England and the Association of School and College Leaders, on behalf of the new careers and enterprise company recently established by the government. The survey aims to...

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  3. Your Daughter’s Future: a toolkit for parents

    A new guide from the Government Equalities Office will help parents support their daughters as they make important decisions about their next steps. The toolkit offers parents information on which GCSEs and A levels to consider for different careers. It also contains tips on organising workplace visits to gain experience, managing...

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    ASPIRES-2 - 14-19 year olds

    The ESRC-funded ASPIRES -2 project based at King's College, London will track the science and career aspirations of a previously studied cohort for the next five years of their lives

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    careersworld

    Regional careers magazines and downloads for young people and those who help them on the careersworld website

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    Post 16: University access scheme of work

    Seven adaptable 45-minute lessons and pdf resources on key factors to consider when applying to university - Downloadable from The Brilliant Club website

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    The UK Register of Career Development Professionals

    To achieve 'registered professional' status, you need to be a member of the Career Development Institute and to hold an approved qualification in careers guidance (at level 6 or above). As a fully registered...

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    Videos: icould

    An online library of free careers videos on the icould website

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  1. How to find fulfilling work

    I recently bought myself a highly readable self-help book called How to find fulfilling work by Roman Krznaric (Macmillan, 2012). It’s never too late, I thought! But what attracted me to it in the first place was a passage I came across about Frank Parsons. Be honest, what do you know...

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  2. The Six ‘E’s of Good Work

    Hardly a day goes by without a report on the damaging effects of having bad work. Take the long hours culture, for example, that is still so entrenched in certain sectors in the UK. Long hours raise levels of stress and heart disease. Productivity goes down. Talent is wasted. Individuals...

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  3. The Giver

    Or what if, Jonas went on, almost laughing at the absurdity, people were allowed to choose their own jobs? Dystopian novels of the future for young adults provide rich source material for getting pupils to think more deeply about their lives, choices and transitions. The Giver by the American children’s...

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