Career guidance in education is often patchy and outdated
Many young people leave university with a poor understanding of the career opportunities available to them. Often, the career path they do embark on will be through a chance encounter, an introduction through their network or the first thing they encountered when job searching.
Young people from low-income communities are typically the most disadvantaged when it comes to understanding of the world of careers. They often only know of very traditional professions such as being a doctor, lawyer or accountant.
How can they pursue a career path if they don’t even know it exists?