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Career: created from a lifetime of work. An ongoing, accumulation of many jobs and roles creating a unique perspective, experience and deeper understanding of a field or industry.
By 2025, over 65% of today’s students will be working in jobs that don’t yet exist.
For more than 30 years, The Good Schools Guide has provided trusted information and advice to parents, helping them with one of their most important decisions - choosing the right schools for their children.
The Good School Guide: Careers (GSGC) is a natural extension of that help, and is aimed at young people and their parents who are making decisions about the next step…and the next.
Further Education refers to educational choices made after reaching your 16th birthday. FE covers all qualifications lower than a degree.
What can a school, college or university do to help you on your way to a great career? Apart from having excellent career staff - essential guides to an unknown land - they should offer lots of Careers Interventions: opportunities for you to learn about careers, or experience something of them, involving real employers or other outside experts.
Acronyms may make communication speedier for insiders but they confuse, irritate and deter the uninitiated.
Apprenticeships may well be the flavour of the moment but they are not a new idea. In fact, apprenticeships hark back to Medieval Times. Craftsmen would take on young men (14 -21 years) offering them a free training in exchange for basic food and lodgings.
'65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.'
McLeod, Scott and Karl Fisch, ‘Shift Happens.'