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06/12/17
01.20 pm

Careers guidance for modern country unveiled

Schools will get funding to train new designated “careers leaders”, the Government has announced in its long-awaited careers strategy 

The Department of Education (DfE) announced that it is allocating £4 million to provide “training and support” for at least 500 schools and colleges, and says it wants to aim for a leader in “every school and college”.

Every school and college in the country will aim to have a dedicated careers leader in place by the start of the new school year – backed by the £4million funding package – who can give advice on the best training routes and up-to-date information on the jobs market, helping young people make decisions about their future.

The plan will also boost careers support in the areas of the country most in need, with £5million funding to create 20 careers hubs across the country that will link schools and colleges with local universities and employers to help broaden pupils’ horizons.

The Strategy – developed in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and co-ordinated through an expanded role for the Careers and Enterprise Company – will help young people choose the career that is right for them, alongside the £500million investment in new T levels to deliver a world-class technical education system on par with the high-quality academic routes available.

It is part of the government’s commitment to make sure people have the skills they need to get on in life and help build a Britain that is fit for the future.

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