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Call for more careers teachers in schools

By Wesleyan

Every single secondary school in the country should have a teacher who is trained to give quality careers advice to pupils, a charity says.

Teach First is calling on politicians and members of the business world to do more to give teachers the knowledge they need to guide young people towards careers they are suited to.

It says it is particularly important to do this in poorer areas of the country.

It claims the careers guidance pupils are currently receiving is mixed, is not as effective as it could be, and it is disadvantaged youngsters that need help more than others.

The charity says poorer pupils are five times as likely to not be in education, employment or training after leaving school as those from wealthier backgrounds.

It wants every secondary school pupil in the country to have access to a careers teacher or leader who can teach them what the world of work is like.

Copyright Press Association 2015

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