New report – Ready for the Future: A review of Careers Education in England

To coincide with National Careers Week 2023, The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) has today published ‘Ready for the Future: A review of Careers Education in England 21/22′. 

The report and press release are available on CEC’s website. 

The report draws on data and insight from young people, schools and colleges and employers to set out the clearest picture of the careers education system to date. It analyses how much progress was made in the academic year 2021/22, what gaps remain and where we need to go next. 

Key insights include: 

  • Survey of 35,000 young people shows 74% say they are career ready in Year 13, rising from 45% in Year 7. 
  • Awareness of apprenticeships doubles from 39% in Year 7 to 81% by Year 11. 
  • High quality careers education is helping to close the disadvantage gap, reducing NEET levels.
  • Work experience has bounced back to pre-pandemic level, up from 47% to 65%. 

Join the conversation

We will be sharing our key findings as widely as possible on social media and would be grateful if you could amplify the conversation via your organisation’s channels. Feel free to share our posts on Twitter and LinkedIn, using the hashtags #NCW2023 and #CECNCW23.