Dr Deirdre Hughes, OBE, Principal Research Fellow, Warwick University, Institute for Employment Research (IER) and former Chair of the National Careers Council in England (2012 -2014) reporting to three Skills Ministers.
I am pleased to submit evidence to this important inquiry into the transition from school to work for 14-24 year olds. It is very encouraging to find a particular focus on those young people who fall between the route of A-Levels and Higher Education and those classified as NEET. This submission responds specifically to questions 4 & 5 and more broadly covers other set questions drawing upon the historical and current context for careers support for this target group in England. It also briefly highlights recent findings from ‘London Ambitions: reshaping a careers offer for all young Londoners’ which may be helpful to the Committee as part of its evidence-base.