Employers ‘to take lead’ in move to boost careers advice (BBC)
Following the Autumn Statement announcement that £20m is to be allocated to improving careers advice, ministers have revealed that employers will take the lead in a new careers body that will broker links between schools and businesses. The BBC takes up the story.
Cameron launches fund to retrain 15,000 maths and science teachers (Guardian)
The Guardian reports on the story that David Cameron has launched a £67m fund to retrain maths, science and technology teachers and entice university leavers into careers in education. About 15,000 teachers will be sent back to the classroom for retraining and school leavers will be offered a substantial sum toward university costs in return for becoming a teacher.
‘Future proof’ careers listed in UKCES report (FE Week)
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has released a list of 40 jobs that offer the best opportunities for the jobseekers of the future, with both traditional and emerging jobs being represented. FE Week gives the details, with a link to the report here.
Sick of your job? Here’s why people want to change career (Telegraph)
New research has discovered that more than half – 54 percent – of people are unhappy with their current job and are seeking a more rewarding career. The survey of 1,000 people, carried out by Aldi, examined the reasons people were looking to leave their job. The full details of the report can be found in the Telegraph.