Today the Sutton Trust responds to “Where Next?”, UCAS’ report on student choice and careers advice.

Commenting, Sir Peter Lampl, founder and chair of the Sutton Trust, said:

“This new report from UCAS highlights the importance of ensuring all young people have quality careers advice from a young age. Students have faced unprecedented uncertainty and disruption over the past year, so it’s more important than ever that they receive high-quality advice and guidance.

“This guidance is particularly important for those from lower income backgrounds, who generally have less access to information through their own personal or family networks.

“UCAS’ report rightly highlights that there are particular issues around advice on apprenticeships. The Sutton Trust’s own research has found that too many young people are not aware of the opportunities which apprenticeships provide. Young people should have information on all the options available to them, so that they can make informed choices about their futures.”

NOTES TO EDITOR

  1. The Sutton Trust’s apprenticeship polling 2018 found that two thirds of young people said they would be interested in doing an apprenticeship. However 40% said their teachers hadn’t discussed the option with them.

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