This week is Careers Week and North Lincolnshire Council’s Careers Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) team is celebrating the work they do for young people.
For those who leave school or college this summer, getting good quality independent and impartial careers information advice and guidance has never been more important.
Careers guidance from a qualified careers adviser allows young people to explore their ideas, the reasons behind their choices, explore the routes in these choices, and suggest some alternative ideas. It will lead to a plan of action on what needs to be done next and sources of information. It’s all designed to help young people make informed choices about their future.
There are many other sources of careers information that young people can access as well:
The National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ and Lincs4u: www.lincs4u.co.uk/ websites.
Information on jobs and education/training from colleges, universities or employers.
Young people can get advice from people who know them well, such as teachers and parents, about what career might suit them.
In December the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) produced a guide to the ’40 top jobs of the future’ for parents, teachers and careers advisers. Using the most recent occupational research, the guide showcases the jobs that will be crucial over the next decade.
see the following page for information on different occupations:(www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lincolnshire-Council-Careers-Team/602051419873652?fref=ts).
The council’s team of qualified careers advisers work with young people aged 13 to 19 (and up to 25 years-old for those with learning difficulties and disabilities) in schools and colleges. And with young people who have left education and are not in employment, education or training (NEET) through a drop-in service.
The team provides careers guidance to young people who fall into certain groups in all the secondary schools in North Lincolnshire.
They also work in partnership with schools including the Axholme Academy to help them meet their new duty to provide all students with access to independent and impartial careers guidance.
A North Lincolnshire Council spokesperson said: “The Careers Information Advice and Guidance team provide an invaluable service for young people in North Lincolnshire. They listen to what young people are thinking and give them different options to help them decide the path they would like to take, whether that is carrying on their education or doing an apprenticeship.
“Careers Week is a great chance for the team to reflect on the work they do with young people and how they have made a difference to so many people’s lives.
“If you are leaving school or college this summer and are unsure what to do next get in touch with the IAG team and they will offer you support and advice. Don’t feel like you’re alone, there is always someone to talk to.”