Boris Johnson calls for children to have 100 hours of careers advice by 16

The report, due to be launched on 25 June, is written in conjunction with the London Enterprise Panel, London Council’s and the Mayor of London’s office and  will call for ‘impartial, independent and personalised careers education’ for all children.

Johnson says there needs to be an ‘easy to navigate’ careers system, and recommends that every school and college should put in place a careers policy and curriculum. The proposal will mean every pupil has the right to a 100 hours experience, which can include coaching, mentoring, part time work, talks from industry experts and work tasters.

It also recommends that students develop and maintain a personal digital portfolio that will include the work experience they have built up and allow employers to see a “broader and more rounded picture of the young person’s schooling, accumulated skills and experiences and other relevant activities”.

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