Plea for more careers cash

19th September 1997 at 01:00
Much of Britain's careers service is being reduced to giving information and advice instead of well-focused education and guidance, a survey by The TES and the Institute of Careers Guidance shows.

Careers staff say they need more cash, staff and time for training if the service is to provide the individual attention expected of it. There is too little time for "troubleshooting", designing individual career plans or helping the growing numbers who need a career change.

Young people in Scotland and Northern Ireland have more realistic job expectations than counterparts in England and Wales, the survey found. A third of young people using the careers service suffer from "lack of confidence" and are "underestimating their potential".

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now