This report, commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation
(EEF), supported by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is designed to provide an overview of the evidence-base underpinning careers education and its impact on pupils’ skills and outcomes. We define careers education as:
‘Careers-focused school- or college-mediated provision designed to improve students’ education, employment and/or social outcomes.’
The main questions addressed by this report include:
• What intervention research has been carried out since the year 1996 measuring the impact of careers education on improving young people’s outcomes?
• What is the strength of evidence of this research?
• Where are the research gaps that need to be addressed?
Furthermore, this review aims to identify which interventions might be most appropriate to implement in the UK context to better support careers education, and in turn improve educational, economic, or social outcomes for young people.