The time has come for digital careers advice
Does the Government need to shell out over £6m a year on careers advisers delivering face to face careers advice across the country? Perhaps the money could be better invested into improving digital tools – that’s what people want these days isn’t it?
The key questions is do people want, or have time, to carry out this sort of conversation face to face with a careers adviser? Would they rather find out this information online at a time convenient to them – whether it’s as soon as they wake up in a morning or just before going to sleep at night.
The purpose of careers advice is to help people become more independent, to take control of their lives, to establish plans that can help them have the skills to earn more and be less dependent.