The Department of Education has launched a new careers strategy
to better equip young people with the skills they need, and employers want,
of the strategy include building a careers system that encourages earlier
engagement between employers and the potential future workforce, and increasing
the knowledge of education providers, and young people, about the different
routes into employment.
school and college will have a dedicated careers leader in place by the start
of the new school year – backed by £4 million of funding – who can give advice
about the range of opportunities and qualifications young people need to
succeed in the future.
January 2018, schools will also be required to give apprenticeship providers
and other technical education providers more opportunities to talk to pupils
about the courses and jobs they offer. This is an opportunity for employers to
be active in these conversations to promote apprenticeships in the NHS and grow
their workforce supply for the future.
Read the full careers strategy here.