In a new partnership, Middlesex University will work with Young Careers to develop better careers advice for young people in schools.
The initiative, which is being run locally by public services provider Reed in Partnership, aims to strengthen links between business and education to deliver careers advice that inspires and informs pupils.
Middlesex will be working closely with schools in Waltham Forest and Barnet to deliver in-depth and impartial advice around the careers available to them, including those in the UK’s tech industry – currently worth more than £58 billion per year.
A report by Reed in Partnership found that fewer than one in four young people rated their careers advice as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’, and 63% said they did not receive enough information about the range of career options available to them.
Middlesex University wants to make sure that young people are fully informed about the types of roles that are available and the routes they need to take to pursue them.
They will be offering young people a range of opportunities including attendance at an on-campus STEM Festival and access to a careers assessment tool.
Elita Eliades-Ahmed, Middlesex University’s Schools and Outreach Relationships Manager is excited about the impact this new partnership will have on the futures of young people in the local area.
“We are really looking forward to working with Reed in Partnership on this important initiative that supports young people with crucial decision making when it comes to careers and successful outcomes,” she says.
Martin Fallon, Managing Director of Reed in Partnership, is confident the partnership will help to address the concerns of young people around careers advice.
“We are delighted to be working with Middlesex University on this very important pilot,” he says.
“Many young people are currently being failed with inadequate careers advice, so we welcome this initiative which seeks to pave the way for more innovative, impartial and informative careers advice in schools.
“Young people deserve to know all of their options to enable them to pursue a career which best suits their skillset and interests.”
To learn more about how Middlesex University works to provide careers advice to young people visit our Make Your Mark site