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AGCAS is the [UK and Ireland] expert membership organisation for higher education student career development and graduate employment professionals. Through our members, we support the best possible career outcomes from higher education for individuals, institutions, society and the economy.

To find out more: About the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (agcas.org.uk)


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The CDI is the single UK-wide professional body for everyone working in the fields of career education; career information, advice and guidance; career coaching, career consultancy and career management. We opened our doors on 2 April 2013.

 It had been the goal for many years of the founding bodies - ACEG; ACPi-UK; ICG and NAEGA - to join together and create a single voice for the Career Development sector. 

 As the professional body for the sector, our aims are to support members to maintain their professionalism by helping them to: 

  • become qualified to a relevant level;
  • adopt professional values and adhere to the CDI Code of Ethics;
  • recognise the need to maintain and develop their own skills and knowledge;
  • integrate  current research and theory into practice;
  • keep up to date with sectoral, societal and technological developments;
  • publicly advocate for their profession in the interest of clients.

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careers englandCareers England Ltd

Careers England Ltd is the sole trade association for organisations involved in the provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) products and services in England for people of all ages. Our members provide aspects of some, or all, of the four components of CEIAG:

  • Careers Education (Career Learning)
  • Careers Information
  • Careers Advice
  • Careers Guidance

In a typical academic year, our members provide face to face careers support to just under three-quarters of a million individuals in England. This includes working in over 1100 schools to provide CEIAG to over 130,000 young people. In addition, we deliver careers help to 167,000 16 to 20-year-olds, 80,000 20 to 24-year-olds and around 350,000 adults aged at least 24 years.

The members of Careers England Ltd comprise the majority of prime and sub-contracted deliverers of the National Careers Service. They also deliver careers guidance services for local authorities, schools and colleges across England. Most of our members are charities and social enterprises. We also have a number of sole traders and other organisations who, although not delivery services, are engaged with the careers sector.

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CRAClogoRightCareers Research and Advisory Centre

CRAC provides research, intelligence and innovation services for all those who support the career development of people of all ages and in all sectors.

We work in partnership with government agencies, education organisations and providers and employers and professional bodies. 



570x320-fair-education-allianceFair Education Alliance

The Fair Education Alliance is a coalition of 189 organisations which aims to tackle inequality in the education system. We bring together diverse voices to lead change. We facilitate collaboration and support our network of members to work together to amplify and increase their impact. We use our collective voice and resources to achieve systemic change that wouldn't be possible alone.

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International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)icegs

iCeGS is a research centre with an expertise in career development and widening access. The Centre conducts research, provides consultancy to the career sector, offers a range of training and delivers a number of accredited learning programmes up to and including doctoral level. A history of the Centre is available in the book. Hyde, C. (2014):
A Beacon for Guidance.

The Centre employs a team of researchers with a range of academic and professional backgrounds and works closely with a network of research associates and partners who contribute specialist knowledge and capacity. iCeGS has a strong ethos which connects our research to policy and practice.

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iseInstitute of Student Employers (ISE)

The Institute of Student Employers (ISE), formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1968.

As the UK’s leading independent voice for student employers, our vision is that the success of every business is maximised by full access to student talent.

We achieve this by bringing together employers, the education sector and supplier partners, providing leadership and support in all aspects of student recruitment and development.

About ISE - Institute of Student Employers | ISE 


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Jisc’s vision is for the UK to be a world leader in technology for education and research. It owns and operates the super-fast national research and education network, Janet, with built-in cyber security protection.  Jisc also provides technology solutions for members (colleges, universities and research centres) and customers (public sector bodies), helps members save time and money by negotiating sector-wide deals and provides advice and practical assistance on digital technology. Jisc is funded by the UK higher and further education and research funding bodies and member institutions. 

Prospects has worked at the heart of higher education for nearly 50 years. Part of Jisc Student Services, the directorate collaborates with government, universities and employers to improve student and graduate career outcomes through information, guidance and opportunities. It includes Prospects.ac.uk, which is visited by 2.1 million students and graduates each month, Luminate and the UK's official postgraduate course database. Jisc Student Services also manages Jisc’s Hedd degree verification and fraud services.


agcas-logo-1Qdos Education

Qdos Education is part of the Manor Property Group, a family-owned company with a desire to create a legacy in building design, labour market innovation and community impact.

Our ambition is to establish 160 Qdos Career Hubs in areas of deprivation in England, over the next five years. We are collaborating with educators and employers to ensure that these brilliant new facilities, with flexible learning spaces and state of the art technology, have the professional career development staff to support careers education and guidance for young people and adults, complementing local, regional and national services.

For up-to-date information on current plans and sites see: qdos-career-hub.com

Follow us on social: twitter.com/QdosHub