The Big Career Conversation with Young People in England

Chris Jeffries


Dev Clever are delighted to present a research report, commissioned by the Business Intelligence and Advisory Group of Dev Clever Holdings PLC.

The report is one of the most comprehensive discussions with young people and was distributed to over 3600 pupils this summer. The survey spanned across Year Groups 7, 9 and 11 and focusing on career aspirations and how pupils had received career guidance and advice throughout their time in education and is the largest report of its kind.

The report is supported with interviews with employers and headteachers, and provides an extensive summary of the current position, regarding careers support offered in Schools and what employers want from young people.

The report findings are stark, with most pupils still struggling to understand how to get comprehensive careers information, advice and support and believing they do not get enough careers advice and support in Schools.

With many welcome developments from The Education Bill, Careers Hubs and through organisations such as The Careers and Enterprise Company, this research still highlights that much more needs to be done to support our young people.

Young people need career guidance support more than ever. The social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for many years to come and Dev Clever, continue to play their part in helping young people prepare for the world of work.

Read ‘The Big Career Conversation’ Report here.

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