This research project will contribute towards our understanding of the interplay between further education (FE) and higher education (HE), and how pathways between them may be strengthened to provide social mobility and economic benefits to local populations.
Our proposed activity is a six month research inquiry led by parliamentarians and the Skills Commission to explore how careers guidance in England can be improved to support adults and young people (16+) in a difficult post-Covid-19 labour market. We seek to influence UK policy around career guidance, labour market shocks and Covid-19’s impact on graduate un/under-employment over the coming years.
Our goal is to create opportunities to enhance cross-party and cross-sectorial engagement and impact on the topic of career transitions and development. We will also identify scalable and transferable good practice, and develop recommendations for policy interventions appropriate for the new economic context.