Over half of bosses believe that young people receive unsatisfactory careers advice, a new study has found.
As well as this, nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) said that the young people they recruited lacked insight into the working world, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
The research came as part of its submission to the Education Select Committee report into careers guidance for young people.
CIPD is urging the government to guarantee that improving information and guidance about jobs and career paths is built into the delivery of education as a coherent part of learning.
Evidence suggested that the careers advice currently provided in schools is too generalised and does not do enough to prepare people for the jobs market, leading to skills mismatches.
Peter Cheese, chief executive of the CIPD, said: "There has never been a golden age of careers advice in schools and unfortunately it has failed to develop in response to the increasing complexities of the labour market, causing problems for both young people and employers.
"There is already a worrying mismatch between the skills employers need and the skills the next generation of workers are focusing on."
Mr Cheese went on to say that a critical way of resolving the issue is to increase the emphasis on careers advice in schools, while bringing employers into schools more regularly will also make a difference.
"The challenge for government is to work with schools and colleges to prioritise and make it easier for employers to make good on their desire to talk to their future workforce.
"We welcome the recommendations for improved careers advice laid out by the Education Select Committee and feel that employer involvement will be most effective if it takes place in the context of a coherent programme of careers advice and guidance implemented by schools."
Posted by Jon Aspinell on 31st January 2013
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