This impacts case study shows how our reporting of shortfalls in careers advice, echoed by the education sector, prompted the Department for Education to announce a new company to drive improvements.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Impacts case study

Our report and Committee of Public Accounts evidence session concluded that despite many different approaches over the years, most young people do not receive the careers advice they need. We recommended the Department for Education reconsider how it could help improve advice provided by schools and colleges. Others – including Ofsted, the Education Select Committee, the Sutton Trust, employers, and schools and colleges – echoed this view.

What are impacts?

Informed by this range of evidence, in 2014 the Secretary of State for Education announced the creation of a new independent careers and enterprise company to broker relationships between employers and schools and colleges so that young people are inspired and receive the guidance they need for success in working life.


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