Consultation - Warwickshire Careers Strategy 2019/20 - 2024/25

Closed 26 Jul 2019

Opened 19 Jun 2019


Warwickshire County Council recognises the importance of careers advice and employability skills, and has invested over a number of years in our Skills for Employment programme to support schools, colleges and employers to work more closely together.  Following the publication of the National Careers Strategy in 2017, we have identified the opportunity to develop a more localised Careers Strategy for Warwickshire, which is focussed on the key opportunities and challenges that exist within the county and which builds on the strong foundations that we have laid with our partners over the past few years.

This is an all-age strategy, focussing on supporting both our adult population who may want or need to change careers during their working life, and our young people as they prepare for the world of work.  We also recognise that this world of work is changing rapidly as technology progresses at an exponential rate.  Indeed, it is estimated that 65% of children entering education now will enter into jobs that currently do not exist.  Given this rate of change, our draft Careers Strategy is also deliberately forward looking and promoting those key transferable skills and competencies that are increasingly being recognised as being foundational for future employment. 

Finally, Warwickshire County Council is also committed to ensuring that we support our whole population to be safe, healthy, and independent and to be able to fulfil their potential.  Through this Careers Strategy, we would like to place a particular focus on supporting our more vulnerable residents (such as those with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) to move into employment.

Why We Are Consulting

A draft Warwickshire Careers Strategy has been developed, working with the Warwickshire Employability and Skills Group. This group brings together a range of partners and stakeholders from education providers, public sector and key intermediary bodies. We are asking for feedback on this draft strategy to help inform a final version of the Careers Strategy 2019/20 - 2024/25. 

We welcome all feedback and comments to help us make sure we get this strategy right for the residents, businesses and key organisations and stakeholders of Warwickshire.  Anyone who is interested can comment on the draft strategy which can be viewed using the link at the bottom of this web page. 

The following supporting documents have also been made available. (Please see documents at the bottom of this web page).

  • Warwickshire Education Strategy 2018-2023
  • National Careers Strategy

How to take part 

  • The main way to feedback is using the online questionnaire below. This questionnaire is anonymous and does not ask for any personal information.
  • If you require a paper copy of the questionnaire or an alternative format please contact us by phone or Email using the contact details provided.
  • If you would like to respond to this consultation in writing you can Email or send your written response to: Skills for Employment, Economy & Skills Team, Warwickshire County Council, PO Box 43, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX

What will happen after the consultation?

Following the consultation all feedback will be analysed and will inform the final version of the Careers Strategy 2019/20 - 2024/25. This will be considered by Warwickshire County Council Cabinet. If approved the new strategy will be implemented from Autumn 2019.

What Happens Next

This consultation is now closed. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to give us their views.

Feedback will be analysed and the strategy will be considered at Cabinet and by Warwickshire County Council.

If approved the new strategy will be implemented from Autumn 2019.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual people, Transgender people (LGBT)
  • Carers
  • Parents
  • All ages
  • Young people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • All Warwickshire residents
  • Teachers
  • Voluntary and third sector organisations
  • Partners
  • Businesses
  • Employees
  • Specialist staff
  • Professionals and professional bodies
  • Elected members


  • Schools and learning
  • Policies, plans and strategies
  • Business
  • Communities
  • Equality, welfare and rights
  • Economy
  • Young people
  • Transport and economy
  • Education and learning