Careers 2020 (live)

Careers 2020 aims to scope out how young people can best be supported to plan for, and progress into, their futures.

The First Phase of the project, conducted with iCeGs, features an evidence-based review of careers work covering recent history, the current situation, a menu of possible options for schools, and recommendations for how careers work can be strategically integrated across everything schools do, including the curriculum.

The Second Phase surveyed a nationally representative sample of people involved in school-based careers work to explore which careers activities recently took place in schools and which they are planning to deliver in the future.

Please use the #Careers2020 hashtag on Twitter to follow the project.

A one page summary of the project (background, findings and recommendations) is available here and a PowerPoint summary here.

    Event summary video: Careers 2020 – a cloudy horizon

    Back in September we launched the final Careers 2020 report, an independent research programme into careers support in English schools. This report compares how careers activity in English schools has actually changed on the ground over the last two years, and offers recommendations for improvement. The report is here and a video of the event... Read on

    Research report: Careers 2020 Phase Two – A cloudy horizon

    In order to make progress in their lives and contribute to society, all young people need the right skills, knowledge and aptitudes – underpinned by the ability to make appropriate learning, work and life choices. Given a challenging global and national context to achieving these outcomes, and the ambitious agenda of change pursued by the... Read on

    Report launch event – Careers 2020 Phase Two: A cloudy horizon

    To make progress in their lives and contribute to society, all young people need the right skills, knowledge and aptitudes, underpinned by the ability to make appropriate learning, work and life choices. Given a challenging context to achieving these outcomes, and the ambitious agenda of change pursued by the government, it is understandable that there... Read on

    Careers 2020: Options for future careers work in English schools

    New survey data published today finds that the majority (61%) of teachers and lecturers are worried about the careers service being offered to children leaving school. Commissioned by the Pearson Think Tank, the research also found that nearly a third (31%) of teachers were specifically worried about the quality of advice being provided, commonly citing... Read on

    Careers 2020: Launch event

    Event Summary This event on Friday 9th September launched a new research project by the PCPL, providing an opportunity to take a step back and consider some of the big, long-term questions surrounding ‘careers services’. What will the pathways to personal success look like in the future? As people make progress in their lives through... Read on