New Futures: Nation Briefings


28 06 2024

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These four briefing papers share what we’ve learnt from our flagship New Futures programme in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our four pilots, funded by the Covid-19 Support Fund, trialled new approaches to supporting individuals change career.

The reports argue that most people change careers without government help, but need access to the right information, advice and guidance to do so. The focus of public intervention should target people who need more help or who are at greater risk of falling out of work, alongside better financial support to reduce the costs and risks of career changing.

Across each nation of the UK, a comprehensive high-level vision and single strategy for supporting career change is lacking. Similarly, each employment and skills system is complex and difficult to navigate for individuals, employers and providers and does not effectively support people who want or need to change career.

These briefings focus on programmes and recommendations specific to each of the four nations – for the UK-wide view, please refer to our UK report.

Read our UK-wide policy report

This report draws together insights from all our New Futures pilots to give recommendations to governments across the four UK nations.
Policy paper New Futures SEO

Find out more about New Futures

Discover how our flagship programme, New Futures, funded by the Covid-19 Support Fund, supported adults looking to change career and reskill as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.