Careers England Ltd is the sole trade association for organisations involved in the provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) products and services in England for people of all ages. Our members provide aspects of some, or all, of the four components of CEIAG:

  • Careers Education (Career Learning)
  • Careers Information
  • Careers Advice
  • Careers Guidance

In a typical academic year our members provide face to face careers support to just under three quarters of a million individuals in England. This includes working in over 1100 schools to provide CEIAG to over 130,000 young people. In addition, we deliver careers help to 167,000 16 to 20 year olds, 80,000 20 to 24 year olds and around 350,000 adults aged at least 24 years.

The members of Careers England Ltd comprise the majority of prime and sub-contracted deliverers of the National Careers Service. They also deliver careers guidance services for local authorities, schools and colleges across England. Most of our members are charities and social enterprises. We also have a number of sole traders and other organisations who, although not delivery services, are engaged with the careers sector.

Careers England works closely with key stakeholders such as the Department for Education, The Careers & Enterprise Company, The Career Development Institute (CDI) and Higher Education Institutions such as the iCeGS at the University of Derby and IfER at the University of Warwick.

Careers England strongly advocates high quality and impartial careers advice for all ages and therefore support the following professional standards:

  • Individuals - careers advisers delivering services must be qualified to level 6 as specified by the Career Development Institute (this is the accepted professional standard).
  • Careers guidance providers – i.e. contractors delivering the government’s National Careers Service are required to hold the matrix standard
  • Schools, colleges and training providers should work towards the Quality in Careers Standard

For more information on the history of Careers England click here

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