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CBI calls for overhaul of careers advice.

CBI calls for overhaul of careers advice.

Director general calls for 'urgent transformation' of skills in her new year message 


Careers advice in schools needs to be reformed as part of measures to tackle the UK's skills "emergency", the head of a leading business group has said.

Caroline Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said weaknesses in supporting young people into work had existed for years, but the changing nature of jobs had made the situation "critical".

In an end-of-year message to CBI members, she said the top priority must be the "urgent transformation" of skills.

"The clock may be ticking on Brexit but it is ticking just at fast in our schools, colleges, universities and workplaces," she said.

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