2021 Trends in Careers Education

The Careers and Enterprise Company have launched a new report on Wednesday 15 December 2021: 2021 Trends in Careers Education.  The report analyses the changes in careers education over the course of the pandemic, comparing data from 2019 to 2021.  

Based on the experiences reported by nearly 4,000 schools and colleges (78% of the total), and drawing on wider evidence published during the last year, this report looks at six trends: 

  • Careers education became more prominent in the curriculum
  • Innovation helped young people to engage with employers despite the impact of the pandemic
  • There was information about apprenticeships in the education system, but there is work to do to convert interest to uptake 
  • There was an increased focus on individuals and their context through personal guidance, links to the labour market and digital tools
  • Training and local collaboration led to increased progress
  • New evidence shows that improving careers provision leads to better outcomes for young people

Read the report