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Careers advice and guidance – key to addressing Britain’s economic divisions

The government’s recent Social Mobility Commission report which, alarmingly, says “there is nothing approaching a skills plan that will let us face the challenges of post-Brexit Britain” only heightens the need for more recognition of the link between high quality careers advice and increased levels of social mobility.In the drive to improve social mobility, the important role of quality careers advice…

Read more | Jul 17, 2017

Director, John Endersby bids a fond farewell to Futures

Our Targeted Support Services Director, John Endersby, has taken the opportunity to bring forward his plans for retirement, to take a greater role in caring for his family.Before joining Futures, John spent a number of years as a senior manager in Government planning and funding bodies, developing and implementing education and training policy and managing annual budgets in excess of £50m. He has had…

Read more | Jul 14, 2017

Young people done a disservice by lack of consistent careers advice (Megan McElhone - work experience student)

How well prepared young people are for work should not be determined by which school they go to. Quality careers support has to be available to all school pupils. School is the stepping-stone to the rest of your life. Your school years can determine your career, relationships, skills and even your mind-set. But the real question is: does school offer a stable step to the world of work or is it too…

Read more | Jun 30, 2017