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Resources in this section aim to support the provision of effective career education, information, advice and guidance and to provide access to a wide range of sources to develop your knowledge base.

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  • Advancing Ambitions

    A report showing good careers advice has a positive influence on student results and outcomes.

  • Apprenticeship Ambassador flyer

    Apprenticeship Ambassador Programme flyer.

  • Apprenticeships- Study material

    The National Apprenticeship Service has developed materials to help students to develop a greater understanding of what apprenticeships are, and whether to choose them as a post 16 pathway.

  • Apprenticeships- Teachers handbook

    A teachers handbook to accompany the study materials for students.

  • Are Ofsted really inspecting Careers?

    A presentation looking at how Ofsted are inspecting and reporting on careers provision in school. 

  • Aspires- Young people's Science and Career Aspirations

    A research paper which focuses on young people in key stage 3 and considering how to increase the flow into Science related careers.

  • A Trip to the Future

    The Power point, created by Dr Ian Pearson of Futurizon, explores how the world is changing and the influences this has on economies and labour markets.

  • Best Practice Guide

    Careers Guidance in Schools and Colleges: A Guide to Best Practice and Commissioning Careers Guidance Services July 2014.

    This paper defines career education, information advice, and guidance.

  • Bridging the Skills Gap in STEM Industries

    A brief exploration of responses from employers and academics regarding the effect of a growing STEM skills gap.

  • Career and Work Related Education Framework

    A practical guide to inform the delivery of career and work related learning. Sometimes referred to as the ACEG framework.

  • Careers and Raising the Participation Age

    A paper considering the links between career development and raising the participation age. 

  • Careers Engagement

    A document to audit provision and establish CEIAG priorities. 

  • Careers Guidance and Inspiration in Colleges

    Guidance for general further education colleges and sixth form colleges. (March 2015) 

  • Careers Guidance and Inspiration in Schools

    Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. (March 2015)

  • Careers Guidance Guaranteed Campaign

    The Association of Colleges are running a campaign calling on the Government to ensure that all young people have access to careers advice on their post 14 options. They have produced a communications toolkit.

  • Careers of the Future

    Includes 40 jobs of the future

  • Careers of the Future- Poster

    A poster relating to the Careers of the Future paper

  • Did You Know 2014

    An American updated version of Shift Happens, looking at changes in society and the labour market. 

  • Employment and Social Developments

    Annual report from the Euopean Commission looking at Employment and Social Developments across the European Union. 

  • Ethnicity, poverty and youth employment

    Research findings show ethnic minority groups are more likely to be unemployed than white British people and are over-represented in poorly paid and unstable jobs.

  • Explaining Patterns in Apprenticeships

    With the government keen to grow the numbers of apprentices, this report examines the patterns of apprenticeship development in Greater Manchester between 2008 and 2013.

  • Focus on: Career Education and Guidance

    Briefing notes for school governors and trustees focussing on specialist issues, written in collaboration with expert organisations.

  • Good Career Guidance

    A paper commissioned to research what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in secondary schools. NB in this paper career guidance is a reference to career education, information advice and guidance.

  • Hidden Talents

    Examples of transition of careers guidance from local authorities to schools.

  • Improving Diversity in STEM

    A report produced by the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) in 2014, focuses on improving diversity in STEM caused by the existence of STEM-specific barriers and challenges.

  • Manchester- European City of Science

    A four-and-a-half-minute film showing Manchester's past achievements in science and innovation.

  • Manchester Monitor

    The Manchester Monitor is a dashboard of Greater Manchester specific data and indicators designed to provide a monthly analytical snapshot of the economic wellbeing of the city region.

  • Meeting Local Skills Need

    The responsiveness of further education and skills providers in Greater Manchester.

  • Nothing in Common

    Mapping the career aspirations of 10,729 British teenagers against projected demand for UK employment between 2010-2020, final report. 

  • Survey of Career Education and Guidance

    The report represents the findings of a survey of the current provision of CEIAG in schools in England.

  • Taking Action

    The National Careers Council paper includes four recommendations aimed at improving the provision of careers guidance.

  • The Best 10 Resources for Year 9 options

    Includes links to Plotr, The Student Room forum and Parental Guidance, Cegnet has brought together a list of resources to provide quick access to ideas and materials.

  • The Future of Work

    The Future of Work Jobs and Skills in 2030 presents an assessment of future challenges and opportunities in the labour market and implications for jobs and skills.

  • The Labour Market Story

    Considers how the skills available in the labour market need to be the ‘right’ skills.

  • What do Graduates do?

    The HESCU/AGCAS publication 2014 presents a review of destinations of graduates from 2012/13 who were in employment 6 months after graduation. 

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