The DfE report points out that OFSTED has previously identified that careers advice in schools is in need of improvement. “Careers guidance in schools has long been criticised as being inadequate and patchy,” the report states. “Ofsted reported in 2013 that ‘only one in five schools were effective in ensuring that all students were receiving the level of information they needed’.” The way our education system is structured gives students a lot of responsibility from a young age for their own futures. What they choose at A-Level directly affects their options for further education and their future career.
Even the most mature and committed 15 and 16 year olds need help when making these life-changing decisions. Our Career planning tool offers independent, impartial guidance for students, but with a difference. Unlike traditional approaches to career advice, BridgeU brings a wealth of data on labour market trends and changes, predicting future demand for skill sets and jobs. To do this, we’ve partnered with Burning Glass Technologies, a leading aggregator of global job market data, to deliver up-to-the minute information on positions, wages and demand trends in worldwide professions.