Good careers advice is important for everyone, particularly at important life stages such as at school, at college or university, moving between jobs, or when planning a career move.

Career Review benefits 

A key ambition of the Career Review is to ensure all providers of careers advice in Scotland work together to achieve the best outcome for everyone.

To align with the Young Person’s Guarantee, the review is primarily concerned with young people aged up to 24 years old, although people of any age will benefit from an improved system.

Read on to find out how young people and other individuals, including parents and carers, would benefit from achieving a world class careers system in Scotland.


If you are a young person, you’ll benefit from:

  • Lifelong career management skills that empower you to plan and manage your career, one decision at a time
  • Awareness of your universal entitlement and how to access services face to face, remotely and digitally
  • Accessible and up to the minute labour market information on available opportunities and
    the skills employers need
  • Access to highly skilled and professionally qualified practitioners
  • Information, advice and/or guidance tailored to your needs.

If you are a parent or carer, you’ll benefit from: 

  • Advice on how to be an empowered and informed influencer
  • An understanding of what careers services are available and how to access them
  • Awareness of the lifelong career management skills needed to make informed choices and how to develop them
  • An understanding of current and future employment opportunities and of the range of learning, education and skills pathways into employment.

As an employer, you’ll benefit from:

  • Access to a talent pool that’s made well informed career choices
  • Understanding your role in providing careers advice and the benefits to your business and employees
  • An understanding of the careers services provided to young people and of the support available to them throughout their employment.