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Adventures in Career Development

This is the blog of Tristram Hooley, Reader in Career Development at the University of Derby: “I’m interested in career, career development, career guidance and career education. I’m also interested in social science research methods, learning technology and plenty more besides. I post about all of this stuff on this blog.”

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

The British Association for Counselling grew from the Standing Conference for the Advancement of Counselling, a grouping of organisations inaugurated in 1970 at the instigation of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Membership was extended to include individuals when in 1977, with the aid of a grant from the Home Office Voluntary Service Unit, the British Association for Counselling was founded.

Career Predictor

This website allows you to search the job market based on education, current work, and desired field of work. This is a UK based website so some of the figures may not pertain to the Canadian job market, but it gives great information in a very eye catching way!

Careers – In Theory

The aim of this blog is to highlight and discuss theories, models, research and other interesting stuff that might have an impact on the work of careers education and guidance.


I’m Lucy Hawkins and when I’m at work I’m a Careers Adviser at the University of Oxford. This is my personal blog about careers-related stuff, so not the voice of the university or the careers service. It’s primarily a place for me to share stuff with other careers advisers, although if you find it useful, it’s for you too.

Employee Outlook: Focus on apprenticeships

This report explores parents’ views of apprenticeships and highlights the importance of parents’ understanding to the value and potential for apprenticeships to be regarded as an alternative to university.

Getting Young People into Work

NFER hosts a panel of experts from across education and linked with employers, to discuss findings from its research programme and the challenges in getting young people not in education, employment or training into work. The experts help us understand some of the barriers, and ways in which young people, schools and colleges, supporting agencies and employers can work more closely together.

How can local skills stategies help low earners?

This report is concerned with the relationship between employer demand for skills and low-wage work and how local skills strategies might help improve outcomes for low earners. Weak employer demand for skills has important implications for the quality of work. It is associated with lower wages and with limited opportunities for progression. However policy makers in England have focused relatively little on this problem. Many other countries have been more proactive around this agenda. Recent changes in skills policy, with some greater devolution of responsibility to local areas and employers, may open up some new opportunities.

Integration Training provide a hole range of training course in Brighton, London and Birmingham, The company has been trading for several years and have built up a very respectable training business. The company specialists in stress management, leadership and management training.

Learning to work

The report finds that even though employers recognise their role in tackling youth unemployment, a quarter have not employed any young people aged 16 – 24 in the last year. The survey explores employers’ perceptions of young people and their role in engaging with young people and education, and sets out the business case for employing young people.

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