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Careers advice: Fuelling students’ ambitions with effective guidance

Young people are at risk of giving up their career ambitions because of the damage many industries have suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. The What University? & What Career? Live Virtual Event on March 19 and 20 aims to inspire key stage 4 and 5 students

With the publication of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown earlier this year, the light at the end of the tunnel flickered on in the distance.

As we begin to look forward and consider how best to support students during this transitional phase and beyond, it is essential that careers education does not take a backseat.

The Youth Employment 2030 report on the employment prospects for young people in England post-Covid – published in December – highlighted a concerning sense of hopelessness among students "bombarded with media coverage of mass unemployment". This negativity is creating a barrier to achievement in itself, with many giving up on certain ambitions before they have even had a chance to try.

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