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How can pupils choose their career while still at school?

Every student should be given a transition year in which to carry out voluntary work, learn new skills and explore different careers, writes Sophie Livingstone

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Many students will receive GCSE and A-level results this month, with most now thinking through their next steps. It can be a daunting time: how many of us knew exactly what we wanted to do for a career at the age of 16, 18 or even 21?

And yet, the system assumes that young people will know exactly what their first career move should be. Those at university at least have some time to work this out; to mature, join societies and create networks.

But, of course, it’s not uncommon for young people to finish higher education unsure of what their immediate next steps will be. Unless they’re ...

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