The future of career guidance
As new industries are emerging and many of the most important jobs of the future don’t yet exist, it’s vital that all young people get the highest quality career guidance.
Good guidance helps inspire students towards further study and enables them to make informed decisions whenever choices are open to them.
That’s why the UK government has directed all schools and colleges in England to implement the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance by 2020. Schools in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are not required to implement these Benchmarks however they can be a useful starting point when deciding on a framework for providing good careers guidance in schools.
As STEM professionals, we have a crucial role to play in supporting the next generation of researchers, technicians, thinkers, innovators and inventors.