and The Quality in Careers Standard
About Careers England
We are a Member organisation
Careers England is a registered company, limited by guarantee, and governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association. We have three levels of membership: Full, Affiliate and Associate (for further information on these levels please see below and the section on Membership).
As a registered trade association, governed by approved Memorandum and Articles of Association, Careers England is open to all who ’trade’ in the careers business world. It is neither a ’closed shop’ nor a ’cartel’; that would be illegal. Membership is available by open application.
Membership class for eligibility is determined by the nature of that trade �
- a large corporate employer in the careers business is eligible for Full membership;
- a small partnership of careers advisers, a sole trader, or an employer in the careers business with less than 10 employees is eligible for Affiliate membership; and
- Associate membership is open to any individual or organisation associated with or interested in the careers business world and wishing to be 'associated with' Careers England
This website has two levels of access: Public and password-protected Members Only areas, and all Members are given passwords on joining Careers England.
Our Full Corporate Members all have equal voting rights, and appoint the Board of Directors. Affiliate and Associate Members have no voting rights. Meetings of Members (Full, Affiliate and Associate) are held periodically, each year. All Members are consulted as plans and priorities are discussed and translated into Business Plans for the Association. All Full Members also receive a daily political and media monitoring service on all key all-age education and skills issues direct to nominated e-mail addresses.
Our Board has already established four Task Groups to address issues of importance to the membership in
- services for young people - the Young People's Task Group
- services for adults - the Adults Task Group
- all-age organisational, product and service quality issues affecting career guidance services - the Quality Task Group, and
- the all-age Workforce Issues Task Group which is primarily concerned with matters affecting the recruitment, training and professional development of the staff our Members employ
Each of these Task Groups involves senior managers/practitioners from within the membership, able to be nominated by each Member. This ensures that the Groups are able to draw upon direct experiences of those delivering or managing direct delivery of front-line services for the public. Full, Affiliate and Associate Members are all invited to participate in the Task Groups. Membership of these four Task Groups is given in their respective "menus" on this website or from the links above.
Careers England's Policy Papers, Discussion Papers, responses to Government consultations et al are usually drafted with direct input from the Task Groups as much as the Board. Hence, we aim to be an organisation which involves its Members directly in all we do.
And we seek to work with others in the wider "careers sector"
Careers England actively seeks to work in partnership with others in our sector. We are represented on various national bodies (such as the Careers Sector Stakeholders Alliance) and have close links with the Career Development Institute (CDI). The website section on Partnerships, Alliances and Collaborations shows more details on these.
We invite you to consider joining us
Organisations and individuals with a direct involvement in the careers business world, and those with an interest in being associated with Careers England would be most welcome to discuss Full, Affiliate or Associate Membership with us. All new Members are invited to nominate representatives to join any/all of the Task Groups. Click here to see more about becoming a Member of Careers England and the benefits it has to offer, and to discuss becoming involved please contact us