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Encouraging collaboration and fresh thinking in careers, education and skills policy, research and practice. This website is aimed at practitioners, managers, employers, researchers, and policymakers, keen to share ideas, exchange information and promote high quality careers provision at a local, regional, national, European and/or international level.

DMH Associates presents some useful resources which we have come across designed to support practitioners in their everyday work with young people and/or adults. This has been done to support the National Careers Week 2020 and give practitioners the resources they need.

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Latest Webinar by DMH Associates 


LiveCareerChat@Lockdown No 4 – Youth Transitions: Creating Pathways to Success


  • Dr Anna Riggall, Head of Research, Educational Development Trust (EDT) England
  • Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Research Director, dmh associates
  • Graeme Smith, Research and Evaluation Executive at Skills Development Scotland

This webinar presents new international research findings on youth transitions. Societies everywhere are undergoing a deep transformation. More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic (ILO, May 2020) while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 per cent.

Write your career stories during COVID-19

As a way of capturing what is happening with people’s work and careers during the pandemic, we’re inviting submissions about how your career is being affected as a practitioner or manager and/or the major issues your client(s) are facing

Careers Policy, Research and Practice

We work in partnership with a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations to find solution-focused approaches that increase access to opportunities for young people and adults.

We offer expertise in independent and rigorous research, evaluation and consultancy services to inform and support our customers to:

  • Develop and understand evidence-based policies, research and practice;
  • Strengthen partnership working within fast changing education and labour markets;
  • Make sense of public policy discourse and to develop practical approaches to improve careers service design and delivery;
  • Share and disseminate good/interesting policies and practices drawing on international, European, national and regional networks.

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