It is the start of National Careers Week 2016. National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.
To celebrate we are participating in Oxford Brookes ‘Working In Publishing Day’ and joining over 30 publishers advising their students about Careers in Book Publishing. Later on this week, we’ll be at the School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor, Wales and across the water to the School of Humanities at the National University of Ireland in Galway (we’re planning to be in Scotland in June)- so we are really getting around this year. [We also work internationally too, and have helped a number of clients from Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa]. To all the students we speak to we will be offering qualified careers guidance. We’ve also got a number of updates to the bookcareers website.
Remember if you are seeking careers guidance and development to look out for one logo –
This indicates that the person giving you careers advice has the appropriate qualification (Level 6/Degree/NVQ in Career Guidance and Development), is fully insured and meets the impartiality and ethics set out by the Career Development Institute. They also spend over 25 hours a every year updating their training, skills and knowledge (CPD). We are proud to display this logo on our website. You wouldn’t trust an unqualified accountant to mess with your finances, why on earth would you trust someone who is not qualified in careers guidance to mess with your career?