Careers Guidance Survey

Young man talking with an adviser
14 December 2015
Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) conducted a survey amongst young people in year 10 and year 12 in Oxfordshire, to find out their experiences with careers guidance in their educational setting.

What the survey told us:

Work experience is very popular, and students would like more of it. They value the opportunity to speak to employers and visit a range of workplaces so they understand the range of careers that are possible and what employers require.

Year 11 is too late to get careers guidance. Young people would like better careers guidance, earlier; many would like it before choosing GCSEs so they can make informed choices.

Young people would like more one-to-one time in careers guidance with people who can give them impartial guidance about different options and pathways in post-16 education and training. Some people did not know how to access these services.

Young people need information about the financial support in post-16 education. They need to be informed about grants and bursaries available to them. Additionally, young people would like to be taught money and tax life skills to help them prepare for adulthood.

Getting careers guidance:

If you’re at a school or college, ask your teacher or tutor about careers guidance in your school. Careers education, information, advice, and guidance is available for all students.

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The National Careers Service has information online for all ages, and specialised guidance for over 18s.

Instant Expert: Read the survey results in full.

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