Ofsted report reveals careers advice in schools is lacking

A new report from Ofsted has revealed that careers advice in schools across the UK is not good enough.

Based on a survey of 60 schools, 75% did not have careers advice services which were up to scratch. The report identified a distinct lack of skills, and a failure to bring in external advice. It also found that schools were prioritising academic pathways such as university degrees but falling behind when it came to promoting vocational training such as apprenticeships.

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock highlighted the importance of involving employers. He said: “People with fulfilling careers are the ones who can really show young people what it is like to succeed in the world of work. That is why I want more employers involved in providing high-quality careers advice to the future workforce.”