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  1. London Ambitions: a blueprint for the development of careers strategies in all regions?

    The London Enterprise Panel, London Councils and the Greater London Authority have come together to launch their careers strategy for all young Londoners. This high profile political support has the potential to give added momentum to the initiative. Potentially too, the allocation of monies from the European Social Fund to...

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    The Future of Careers Guidance

    Careers England (CCE) has published an important position paper addressed to government arguing that it is time for a radical rethink about how we can better deliver accessible, high quality career education and guidance to all ages. The paper points out that current provision, particularly for young people, is patchy and...

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    Click for changes in the careers pipeline

    Here are some key items relative to careers from the wonderfully informative June Click newsletter for those working in FE in England: the Full Employment and Welfare Benefits Bill will require JobCentre Plus (JCP) advisers to work with schools across England to ‘supplement careers advice’. A new Youth Allowance for...

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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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    • Professional Development
    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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