Heads Up 20 September 2019


WE4 Employability

New Careers Strategy for Warwickshire

After a public consultation which took place over the summer, Warwickshire County Council has approved the new Careers Strategy which is flexible, adaptable and forward-looking as it promotes the key transferable skills and competencies that are being increasingly recognised as the foundation for future employment. It is also inclusive and reflects the County Council’s commitment to ensuring that all residents, whatever their age, or abilities, are supported in fulfilling their potential.

One of the strategy’s key benefits is holding a wide range of supporting information and advice in one place. New web pages on the County Council’s website are currently being developed which will contain all the information needed for anyone wishing to find out how they can progress. Whether they are a young person; a parent; an adult looking to retrain; a care leaver; or a business planning to recruit or develop its existing workforce – they will be directed to the relevant information and support available. The new Careers Strategy web pages are due to go live in October.

The County Council’s new Careers Strategy has five key priorities:

  1. Raising the awareness of the range of career and employment opportunities locally, inspiring residents of all ages to develop their education and skills as far as possible
  2. Building the capacity of our education providers to deliver effective and sustainable Careers support and advice
  3. Providing targeted support and help to our most vulnerable learners
  4. Improving alignment of demand and supply of skills, now and in the future
  5. Encouraging and enabling businesses to recruit from a richer and wider talent pool.

The revised Careers Strategy is based on the principles set out in the Government’s National Careers Strategy of December 2017 which highlights the merits of timely careers and employability support in terms of sustainable employment and higher lifetime earnings.  



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