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Education: Careers Advice

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Cotter Lord Cotter Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what careers guidance is given to those seeking employment through Job Centre Plus.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Jobcentre Plus provides careers guidance as part of work focused interviews and by arranging for claimants to obtain additional advice from delivery partners. Those seeking employment are given advice on careers in the local and wider labour market, and may make use of a skills check to help them identify a suitable career. Careers guidance also includes advice on skill requirements and on how to obtain the relevant skills where appropriate.

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