Business and education experts questioned on careers advice

08 February 2016

The Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy hears from experts and representatives of the education and business sectors as part of its inquiry into careers advice, information and guidance.


Monday 8 February 2016, Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 4.15pm

  • Professor Louise Archer, Director, ASPIRES 2 Project, King’s College London
  • Professor Ann Hodgson, Co-Director, Centre for Post-14 Education and Work, University College, London
  • Professor Sir John Holman, Gatsby Foundation
  • Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Principal Research Fellow, University of Warwick

At 5.05pm

  • Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers
  • Sian Carr, Vice President, Association and School and College Leaders, and Executive Principal, Skinners’ Kent Academy, Tunbridge Wells
  • Martin Doel OBE, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges
  • Marcus Mason, Head of Business, Education and Skills, British Chambers of Commerce

Focus of the session

The session investigates current provision of careers advice, information and guidance, and how it can be improved.

Issues likely to be covered include:

  • the quality of careers guidance in schools and colleges
  • making students aware of apprenticeship opportunities
  • links between schools and employers
  • the relationship between careers guidance and the labour market

Read the written evidence and follow the progress of this inquiry

Further information

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