Articles from Dr Deirdre Hughes

Am I Still Needed? Making Careers Guidance Better for Everyone

Following the ease of lockdown, many young people and adults are thinking about the opportunities that may or may not lie ahead in the coming year(s). For those displaced from the familiar routine of their everyday work, particularly those affected in hard hit sectors such as travel, hospitality, arts, entertainment or recreation, these are tough times. As furlough arrangements end in October, thousands of individuals will be thinking “Am I still needed and will I have an income to pay the bills?”

New youth policies and innovative practices to address a potential tsunami of youth unemployment

This pandemic is inflicting a triple shock on young people  Around the world, young people worldwide face considerable challenges. Societies everywhere are undergoing a deep transformation.

Careers Expertise in a Time of Crisis – Rethink Current Payment by Results (PBR)

Across England, National Careers Service Prime Contractors are facing imminent collapse at a time when their support services and expertise are most needed in local communities, Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE warned today.

Less than the cost of a cup of coffee is being spent on providing careers advice to young people in our schools and colleges

Careers England in association with NAHT and the WorthLess? campaign On the 12th November at the national Careers England Summit in London a report will be published which reveals that schools are unable to provide young people with the careers advice and guidance they need.

New research highlights importance of starting careers learning in primary schools

Teach First and the Education and Employers charity today (23 Jan) publish new research highlighting the importance of getting children to think much earlier than at present about their future careers and ambitions through career-related learning in primary schools.


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