Career Guidance Guarantee


Career Guidance Guarantee overview

Career guidance helps people manage their life, learning and work. People’s careers develop over their lives, so they need lifelong access to career guidance.

There is extensive evidence which demonstrates that career guidance is an important part of the education and employment system. Where career guidance operates well, it supports the effective functioning of labour markets and skills alignment, bringing economic and social benefits.

We believe that England should develop its existing career guidance system, offering everyone access to lifelong career guidance backed by a Career Guidance Guarantee.

The CDPG were delighted to launch the Career Guidance Guarantee on Wednesday 20th October at a virtual event attended by over 400 colleagues from across the careers profession. You can view the Career Guidance Guarantee and read the press release from the launch.

The launch was the first part of the CDPG’s work to promote the key messages of the Career Guidance Guarantee and press for enhanced career guidance across the education and employment systems. As part of that, we are calling for support from across the sector.

Find out how you can add your voice as a signatory to the Guarantee.


 View the recording the of the Launch here:




View all speaker videos here:

 David Morgan, Chief Executive, CDI -

Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Officer, Institute of Student Employers -

Jan Ellis, Chief Executive, Qdos Education -

Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive, Institute of Student Employers (ISE) -

Elaine Boyes, Executive Director, The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) -

Keiran MBE, Executive Director, Careers England -

Clare, CEO, CRAC/Vitae -

Siobhan Neary, Head of iCeGS, University of Derby -


Next steps

Having launched the Career Guidance Guarantee to colleagues in the profession, the CDPG are planning a second event in the New Year, aimed at engaging politicians, employers and key stakeholders, to champion the message of the Guarantee and call for action to put it into practice.

Your signature and videos will play a prominent part in that event and in further planned activity to continue to champion this message.