Careers Roundtable

On the 19th October, the APPG for Education hosted the second in a series of roundtable events as part of its inquiry in to how well British schools are preparing young people for their future careers. The roundtable focused on the availability, quality and effectiveness of current careers advice and guidance students receive from their schools. The debate was chaired by Andrea Jenkyns MP and the guests ranged from leaders in industry, to teachers and headteachers, Ofsted, and career guidance counsellors.

A full transcript of the discussion can be found here.

The participants were:

Andrea Jenkyns MP (chair)

Anna Cole, Association of School and College Leaders

Jenny Connick, Talentino

Sherry Coutu, Founders4Schools

Alison Critchley, RSA Academies

James Croft, The Centre for the Study of Market Reform of Education

Gavin Dykes, OECD and Education World Forum

Jan Ellis, Career Development Institute

Kieron Gordon, Career Connect

Sean Harford, Ofsted

Dr Deidre Hughes, University of Warwick

Marcus Mason, British Chambers of Commerce

Ruth Mieschbuehler, University of Derby

Seamus Nevin, Institute of Directors

Laura-Jane Rawlings, Youth Employment UK

Jim Skinner, Grammar School Heads Association

Steve Stewart, Careers England

Andrew Thraves, Prospects

Jane Walton, Federation of Small Businesses

Kath Wright, independent careers education consultant