Skills Commission report launch, Transition to Ambition: Navigating the careers maze


Policy Connect's Skills Commission is pleased to be launching the report for its most recent inquiry into careers information, advice and guidance and transitions into employment. The report is titled Transition to Ambition: Navigating the careers maze.

Careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) and how it can support transitions into sustainable employment has always been a complex and challenging endeavour, affecting young people and adults at all stages in their education and employment. The pandemic offered an opportunity to stand back and consider England’s approach to CIAG, and how well it supports young people and adults to successfully transition into long-term employment. This includes examining how the system responded during the pandemic, and what lessons we can learn from this about how the system could be made to work as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Looking to the future, we heard a strong consensus that the CIAG system in England needs to become a truly all-age national service, where all the constituent parts work together coherently and without gaps or unhelpful overlap. We have made nine recommendations which we believe will help to achieve this goal.

Speakers at the launch event will include the inquiry's chairs, Nicola Richards MP; Lord Jim Knight; and Dr Siobhan Neary; as well as the author of the report, Megan Hector. Further speakers will be confirmed closer to the time.

You can register to attend the event, which will be in webinar format, here.

If you have accessibility requirements, please contact Megan at megan.hector [at] so that we can make provisions for these. If you have any other questions about the inquiry or the launch event, please email Megan.