Career Development Policy Group

The CDPG brings together a range of organisations who believe that it is essential that citizens have an opportunity to access support in their careers. The group works with the Government and other stakeholders to develop policies and initiatives that support career development.

The CDPG has developed the Career Guidance Guarantee, our call for enhanced career guidance for all young people and adults.

Visit the CDPG website.


Career Guidance Guarantee

The CDPG launched the Career Guidance Guarantee in 2021 to over 400 career development colleagues. The CDPG also hosted roundtables with careers professionals, employers and politicians to discuss the benefits and application of the Guarantee. The CDPG website has all the latest information on the Career Guidance Guarantee.

Watch the launch of the Career Guidance Guarantee:

Investing in Careers report

Produced for the Parliamentary event in July 2023, this report by Tristram Hooley, Chris Percy and Siobhan Neary, with a forward by Baroness Garden of Frognal, analyses
England's careers system's strengths and challenges. It also estimates the current and historical levels of government expenditure as well as measuring the additional funds required to deliver the Career Guidance Guarantee. (July 2023, iCeGS and CDPG)

Download the Investing in Careers report

Investing in Careers report

Briefing papers

Great Debate: Careers education and guidance In the time of Covid

This briefing paper was published in advance of the Great Debate hosted on Tuesday 2 March 2021. 

Career guidance and the Plan for Jobs: Ensuring impact

This document outlining the need to review National Careers Service funding to have maximum impact.  (July 2020, CDPG)

An emergency career development plan to maintain employment, productivity and progression post-Covid

Short- medium- and long-term actions the Government needed to take to respond to the Covid-19 crisis. (June 2020, CDPG).

Open letters

Open letter to Gillian Keegan - Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, October 2020.

Open letter to Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, June 2020.

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