Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents – our response

4 December 2017

Following today’s publication of the Careers Strategy, Fiona Aldridge, Assistant Director for Research and Development responded, saying

“We are pleased to see that the long-awaited careers strategy, published today, recognises the importance of focusing on adults already in the workforce, as well as young people about to enter it.

In our ever-changing labour market, it is imperative that adults are able to access timely and high quality support to make informed choices about developing their skills. While we believe that it is important that all adults have access to these opportunities, it is particularly critical for those in low paid and insecure work, as well as those out of work. To be effective, we must ensure that this is properly resourced.

In the coming months, we will be working closely with government to support the Career Learning Pilots, featured in the Strategy. Working with local partners we will be testing effective approaches to engaging more adults in learning and piloting the impact of reducing the cost of courses. These pilots should provide vital evidence in supporting the government to fulfil its career learning ambitions.”