Over the years we’ve done a lot of research on careers work in schools. One of the main things that we’ve found is that careers work is too important to be left to careers advisers. Of course careers advisers are critical to supporting young people’s careers – but they need to be part of a whole school approach. Inevitably this means that teachers have an important role.
We’ve written about this in the paper Teachers and Careers.
We are now conducting some research to find out more about teachers attitudes to career education and guidance. So if you are a secondary school teacher in England we would really like to hear from you.