Better careers guidance needed

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has announced that improved careers guidance must be provided for young people, particularly those at GCSE-level.

In statement published by, the industry body said that offering better guidance is the only way in which to help young people make the right choices regarding their careers.

“Schools, government and the business community must work together to ensure that future generations of school leavers are better prepared for the world of work and can make informed choices,” the statement read, led by the REC’s chief executive, Kevin Green.

He also offered some advice for those who were awarded their GCSEs earlier this week and are thinking forward to the roles they wish to fill later in life, like sales or language jobs.

Green concluded: “For all those receiving GCSE results this week, we would recommended taking the initiative by researching possible career routes and speaking to people already working is sector [sic] and jobs that might be of interest.”

He wasn’t the only person to bemoan the government’s lack of support regarding young people and careers advice, as many experts have made stark warnings regarding the issue, revealed.

One such person was Paul Chubb, a careers expert who said it was “wrong” to deny young people the level of guidance they need as they grow older.

by Deborah Bates on August 26, 2011

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