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Mind the gap between the policy announcements and implementation: The Youth Contract and Jobcentre Plus advisers' role as careers educators for 18–24-year olds

Mind the gap between the policy announcements and implementation: The Youth Contract and Jobcentre Plus advisers' role as careers educators for 18–24-year olds

Cagliesi, Maria and Hawkes, Denise (2015) Mind the gap between the policy announcements and implementation: The Youth Contract and Jobcentre Plus advisers' role as careers educators for 18–24-year olds. London Review of Education, 13 (2). pp. 60-69. ISSN 1474-8460 (Print), 1474-8479 (Online) (doi:10.18546/LRE.13.2.06)

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Abstract

Access to careers education for young people has been in decline under the Conservative–Liberal Democrat Coalition Government due to changes in regulations and funding. Therefore it has become vital to deliver the commitments made in the Youth Contract to provide careers advice through Jobcentre Plus advisers. At the same time, other policy changes have put Jobcentre Plus advisers increasingly in the role of benefit enforcers. This paper explores how these two roles interact with each other and influence the experience of young people trying to access careers advice. We propose a framework that would encourage the development of a Jobcentre Plus fit for the purpose of the Youth Contract.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Careers Education; Jobcentre Advisers; Policy Implementation
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 11:31
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT c
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14006

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