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Working with young people and stakeholders, the Career Review has co-designed ten evidence-based recommendations.

These recommendations are far reaching and cover the full career ‘ecosystemʼ. If adopted and implemented as a whole, and properly resourced, they will deliver a fundamental transformation of Scotland's career services.

The recommendations were guided by a set of five design principles, these are also based on evidence, including international best practice and describe the the broad areas that provide opportunity for change.

View the design principles 

Explore the background of the review and the co-design process

Careers by Design: Recommendations

Each of the 10 recommendations are listed below. 

Career Review

Over recent months we have worked with partners across Scotland on the most comprehensive review of Scotland’s career services in a generation.

Career Review

The evidence

SDS have gathered extensive evidence on the Scottish career system.

The evidence