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Thursday 2 August 2012

Compulsory careers guidance 'a wise move'

The introduction of compulsory careers guidance in the nation's schools is a step in the right direction as far as ensuring the right people are placed into the right jobs is concerned.

That is the opinion of Chris Wilford, policy and PR advisor at the Recruitment and Employment confederation, who said that young people need all the help they can get to enter the jobs market, through coordinated action from government, business and educationalists, as well as specialist recruitment agencies.

"With this in mind, the requirement for schools to secure access to independent and impartial careers advice for their students from September is a step in the right direction," he explained.

Mr Wilford said that the key is to address educational and career preparedness for the long-term health of the labour market as well as the individual young people.

With the introduction of the statutory responsibility of schools to secure access to independent and impartial careers advice from September, it looks like government is starting to listen.

His comments came after REC chief executive Kevin Green, speaking to the Work and Pensions Select Committee last month, underlined the need to promote practical experience and awareness of the world of work and argued that this is an area where government policy seems to be going in the "wrong direction".

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Original: Salespeak News

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