Careers England has a number of task groups based on the Careers England business plan and to reflect national policy. Task groups can be activated to address changes in public policy or to respond to new developments in the education, skills and employment arena.
Currently, the NEET Task group and the Recruitment and Retention Task Group are active.
The task groups are based on:
- NEET Task Group – NEET Task Group has been established to provide a frontline insight into and evidence of the impact of growing unemployment among young people, pre-and post pandemic. the Task Group will seek to influence the work of the Department for Education’s new internal NEET working group.
- Workforce Recruitment and Retention in the Career Sector – The Recruitment Retention Task Group was established in 2022 to investigate and share challenges faced by Careers England Members in attracting, training and developing career professionals.
- Social mobility – Looking at the role and impact of careers guidance in supporting people to make careers decisions, engaging with and contributing to research, and if resources allow undertaking some ourselves
- Apprenticeships – Looking at the unique role of CEIAG in the recruitment, retention and progression of apprenticeships, how to make the most of the Levy, recruiting more higher level apprentices, and how careers guidance skills could be adapted to support apprentices e.g. through ongoing mentoring and support.
- Lifelong CEIAG – To reflect the policy changes in DfE and the new ministerial remit this group maximises the opportunities supporting Careers England’s lobbying efforts, reviewing research and international practice.
- Quality – Focuses on quality assurance tools and reporting, and includes an element of lobbying and influencing on behalf of the employer, for example Ofsted where we are subject to inspections designed for FE, looking at Gatsby and the Compass tool in relation to quality.
- An Executive Director task and finish group has also been established to support the Executive Director as needed to develop and conclude new pieces of work, especially in relation to growing membership.