Poor careers advice leading to skills mismatch, says CIPD

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has urged the Government to improve careers advice for young people after a survey found more than half of employers said the advice available was “inadequate”.

In addition to the 53% of employers that said they believe young people receive inadequate careers advice, almost two-thirds (63%) said the young people they had recruited “lacked insight” into the working world.

The research was carried out as part of the CIPD’s submission to the Education Select Committee’s report into career guidance for young people, which is published today.

The CIPD has called on the Government to improve the information made available to young people as part of their education, and pointed out that career advice currently available was too general, leading to a skills “mismatch’ and a failure to prepare young people for the jobs market….



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