Robert Halfon: careers speech at Westminster Academy


On Monday Robert Halfon, the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister gave a speech about careers.

There was lots of good stuff in this speech and it is well worth a read. In particular there are some very positive noises about extending provision, raising quality, supporting professionalism and increasing accountability.

Highlights include…

I also want to root our approach to careers provision firmly at the heart of the government’s focus on social justice, and our desire to make sure that everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to progress in life…

We need to spread good practice more widely. We have begun to do this by adopting a clear, evidence-based approach to what works, and to ensure support is getting to where it is most needed…

It is clear to me that if we are truly to meet the needs that our economy has for the full range of skilled workers, we need to drive improvements in productivity, and this relies heavily on a stronger and better system of careers advice and guidance…

I want to ensure that great careers guidance provides the first rung on the ladder of opportunity, helping everyone to achieve their full potential.


  1. What a great advice in such a succinct write- up. I visit this website everyday cos I learn a lot from here. I’m the web manager of a career and Internship platform in Nigeria

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