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Young Career Advocates: Gatsby Foundations Good Career Guidance Benchmarks

Young Career Advocates reached a critical stage of their programme last week where they embarked on a week-long research process into growing sectors within the North East.

The process was designed by the Advocates, who, supported by Newcastle University Politics department, created a host of interview questions which were conducted with businesses and their employees and college lecturers from related subjects and their students. Furthermore, the Young Career Advocates gathered information from useful internet sites to gain generic information about these sectors and related higher education courses in the North East’s Universities.

Supporting businesses included Marks and Spencer (retail), Turner & Townsend and Ryder (construction), Accenture (digital), Nissan (manufacturing), NHS (health) and Nexus (transport) and Gateshead and Newcastle College.

The Advocates will now analyse all of their findings and will go on to design youth-led tools to relay their research back to their peers in Kenton School and King Edwards VI, Morpeth.

For further information on the Young Career Advocates programme, please get in touch with Neil Burke.

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