London Ambitions Research: Shaping a Successful Careers Offer for all Young Londoners

By Zoe De Clayes, Tami McCrone and David Sims 

This NFER and London Councils report identifies emerging promising practice in the delivery of careers education and guidance (CEG) through ‘London Ambitions’ careers strategy. The report used 22 semi-structured interviews with staff and five focus groups with young people in case-study visits to four schools and one FE college (identified by London Councils) in London between February – May 2017. In interviewing school staff the authors identified a number of common themes in their responses.

  • The schools and college prepare young people well for the world of work through responsive careers provision for all their students.
  • Senior leaders value CEG and support its development and profile within the institutional ethos.
  • Engaging with employers and the world of work is seen as a priority.

Read the full report here.