What’s in the Conservative Party manifesto about careers?

Adventures in Career Development


I’ve been out of the country for the last couple of weeks which means that I’ve been a bit slow off the mark with all things general election. However, I’m pretty excited about this election and am looking forward to playing my part. So I thought that I might try and review the manifestos from a careers point of view.

First up the snappily titled Strong Leadership, A Clear Economic Plan, A Brighter, More Secure Future from the Conservatives.

Weighing in at 84 pages, the Conservatives’ manifesto is a substantial document. I’m going to confine my comments to the bits that directly focus on education and careers (although as I’m often keen to point out everything is really about careers). So scanning through a few pages about reducing the deficit, building rail links and creating a “Northern Powerhouse” (which I think is an acknowledgements of the continuing north/south divide), we arrive on p.17 with a sections…

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