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Future career fear

11th May 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

With well over half of the UK vaccinated and the return to more normal living almost in sight, Brits can now optimistically start to plan for their future once more. But what about secondary school students, one of the groups that has endured the most disruption over the past year?

Around 70% of secondary school students do not know or are unsure about what they want to do for a career, according to new research from Launch Your Career, a personalised virtual reality careers search and guidance experience.

This comes as 47% of secondary school teachers say their school’s ability to give careers advice to students has worsened since the start of the pandemic and 19% of secondary school students say they have not received any advice from their school since lockdown began over a year ago. Furthermore, 47% say the advice they have received has not been personalised to them.

Aston spoke to Chris Jeffries, CEO and founder of Launch Your Career to discuss the research, the importance of employer involvement to helping to upskill the workforce of tomorrow, and why tools like gamification and VR experience are key to connecting with students.

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