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Graduates held back by poor careers guidance?

Published: Thursday, 12 May 2011   Category: Career Advice | All Graduate job news

Students may find that their graduate opportunities are stunted relatively early in their lives, as they are suffering from inadequate pre-16 careers guidance in schools, the Association of Colleges (AoC) has said.

The CBI/EDI annual education and skills survey 2011, published this week, found that businesses feel young people are unable to make informed choices about their future career due to the failings of careers advice in schools and colleges.

Only six per cent of businesses polled were confident that advice is good enough, while 64 per cent think it must improve.

But Deborah Ribchester, curriculum manager at the AoC, said it was "misleading to equate college careers guidance with that of schools" and the colleges themselves were impacted by the lack of advice offered to children of a younger age.

"Colleges have dedicated, specialist advice and guidance staff and the service is accredited externally; the picture is much more mixed in schools," she explained.

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