New website and email client
We are pleased to announce that our new website is now live. It provides a more user-friendly platform for pulling our resources together. We will no longer be operating a log in section as the majority of our papers are public. We have also switched to
Gavin Williamson pledges support for technical education
The new secretary of state used the Conservative Party Conference to outline his support for apprenticeships, vocational and technical education; stating they were “just as important” as
Careers sector gears up for general election
Careers England is working with The CDI and The International Centre for Guidance Studies (
Task group information
Our position paper developed by the personal guidance task group is now available online on our website. Please share the paper with your networks.
Look out for our next position paper on employer and community engagement which is currently in development.
News from across the sector
AELP calls for
Unlawful practices and
Apprenticeship restrictions mean hundreds of millions of pounds of NHS funding going to waste – UNISON
Eton and Harrow use their contacts to help state pupils with careers advice –
Adult retraining scheme rolled out to new regions – Gov.uk
Career ambitions ‘already limited by age seven’ – BBC
T Level campaign launched by
OECD says employers need to tackle ‘ingrained assumptions’ about jobs – Education and Employers
Information, consultations and resources
UK Career Development Awards 2020
The CDI has announced categories for the 2020 UK Career Development Awards, which take place next March. There are four personal achievement awards, three best practice awards and two research & technology awards. The awards will be presented following a reception and dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Leeds. All information and notes to entrants can be viewed here.
Career Development NOS
CLD Standards Council Scotland in partnership with II Aspire have been granted a contract from Skills Development Scotland to carry out a review of the Career Development National Occupational Standards (NOS) which were last reviewed in 2014. As these standards are applicable across the United Kingdom, the CLD Standards Council Scotland and II Aspire will be working with a range of national and local organisations from Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
National Occupational Standards (NOS) specify the standards of performance individuals must achieve in the workplace, together with the knowledge and understanding required for roles, for most employment sectors including Career Development. Views are being sought on whether the current standards are fit for purpose or whether they require amending. The focus group will take place on 31st October in central London. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register your attendance.
Conferences, events and training
Annual Careers Summit – 12th Nov, London
The Careers Education & Guidance Summit, delivered in partnership with Westminster Briefing and Careers England, will bring together careers professionals from across the public and private sector to share key learnings and tackle the remaining obstacles as we move towards meeting the 2020 Careers Strategy goals. Book here.
CDI national conference 2019 – 2nd / 3rd Dec, Gateshead
Conference themes include the future of work, resilience and well-being, and digital skills for careers professionals. Book here.