Careers Advisers and Careers Educators provide careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programmes to young people in schools and colleges. They work in partnership, bringing together Careers Advisers’ specialist expertise with Careers Educators’ knowledge of the school context.

The Government aspires to improve the quality of CEIAG so that it supports the raising of aspirations and achievement by young people in a rapidly changing economy and society.

The Careers Profession Task Force was set up by the Government to provide the vision for high-quality delivery of CEIAG and make recommendations on the actions needed to ensure careers professionals in England have the knowledge and skills required to enable young people to make informed decisions about learning and work pathways; and have the ability to manage and plan their career and personal development.

This report sets out fourteen recommendations to establish and enhance the principles of professionalism in the careers sector. The advice in this report is based on an extensive programme of consultation and evidence gathering over the past year, as well as the shared expertise of Task Force members.


  • The careers profession in context
  • A stronger, more unified profession
  • The careers profession at work with young people
  • Taking responsibility
  • Recommendations in summary
  • Call for evidence summary