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The 9th annual Youth Index from the Prince’s Trust shows young people’s concerns about poor job prospects, limited improvement opportunities and low well-being.

The Careers and Enterprise company have produced a report (PDF) to illustrate how careers websites can be used as part of a broader careers education provision to impact the decisions made by young people transitioning from education to the world of work.

The AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Survey Report 2017 (PDF) shows the increasingly important role of higher education careers services in relation to social mobility. Nearly three quarters of careers services are now running targeted initiatives for widening participation students. Over two thirds of heads observed an increase in students’ engagement with these initiatives. Data driven, evidence-based approaches are helping universities to better understand their students’ career readiness and to target resources and activities accordingly. This can help all students and be particularly useful in enhancing engagement with and provision for disadvantaged groups.

There is a growing recognition that a society in which birth not worth dictates people’s outcomes is not only unfair: it is also unviable. 

In 2009 an initial report was produced by the cabinet office, this 2012 report (PDF) released under the coalitions has statistical information showing progress made.

The diverse world of career guidance (PDF) is for everybody who works in people's professional development. Its authors have dedicated the book to career advisers, teachers, further education lecturers, psychologists, social workers, coaches and therapists.

This guide (PDF) argues that much of the debate over technology in the workforce has focused on sophisticated skills, such as writing code. But that the more significant impact on the middle-skill job market is in the humbler world of digital literacy using everyday software: spreadsheets and word processing, programs for medical billing and running computerized drill presses.

This Ofsted Report, about the progress in schools taking responsibility for Careers Guidance activities, was issued in 2013.

Schools have had to provide access to independent and impartial careers guidance for all students in Years 9 to 11 since September 2012. This Ofsted survey reports draws on findings from visits to 60 secondary schools and academies between December 2012 and March 2013 where inspectors evaluated how well this new duty is being carried out.

The purpose of this gender and age profileof the house-building sector report (PDF) is to establish the diversity of the house-building industry in terms of the age and gender profiles of those who work in it.

This report (PDF), produced by Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism, is based on the findings of research with 700 Journalists in 2015 taken alongside data from other relevant sources of Labour Market Intelligence.

This historic report (PDF), produced in 2009 by Denis Hall, seeks to identify and evaluate the labour market information (LMI) needs of young people, parents, teachers and IAG professionals.

A report (PDF) from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills highlighting how good labour market information should underpin career and employment related decision making.

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