Evaluation of the Legacy Careers Project

We have just published an evaluation of the Legacy Careers Project which ran in London after the Olympics.

This builds on our earlier evaluation of the pilot programme.

The new publication is a final summative evaluation and can be accessed at.

Dodd, V. and Hooley, T. (2016). Evaluation of the Legacy Careers Project. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.

Key findings from the evaluation included that:

  • Schools in the area enthusiastically embraced the programme and 2020 young people benefitted from it over the three year period
  • Local businesses also valued the Legacy Careers and gave
    time to provide business volunteers.
  • Student feedback on the project was very positive with 83% saying that they enjoyed it and 90% of participants saying that it met or exceeded their expectations.
  • There was evidence that students had learnt both a range of general skills and specific career skills through the programme and some evidence that their career behaviours had changed. There was a statistically significant increase in both general and career related skills between the measurements taken at the start and at the end of the programme.
  • Six months to a year after the programme one third or more of the Legacy Careers participants continued to report that the programme had an enduring impact on their skills.
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