23 January 2013

Poor quality careers advice risks “talent and potential going to waste”

The education select committee of MPs highlights the lack of quality, consistent, independent and impartial careers advice for young people since the change in careers guidance provision introduced under the Education Act 2011. 

Responding to this report, Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of the university think-tank, million+ said:

“There is a real risk of untapped talent and potential going to waste as a result of poor quality careers advice and it is likely to have an adverse effect on university applications. 

“Careers advice from 13 is critical for young people to make informed choices about subject choice, and to start to learn about the vast array of opportunities within our universities.”

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Notes to Editors
1. million+ is a leading university think-tank, working to solve the complex problems in higher education www.millionplus.ac.uk. For more information please contact Jean Candler, Head of Public Affairs on 020 7717 1659 or 07900 277 819.
2. The Education Select Committee published its report on careers guidance for young people on 23 January 2013, available here