NICEC is a Fellowship of people committed to understanding and developing career education and guidance practice and policy in the UK and across the globe.

Our site aims to inform visitors of latest developments, NICEC events and news related to the NICEC Journal. Fellows and NICEC Members have access to the Journal and event materials via our Members’ site.

Latest News

Welcome to NICEC’s new website! Whilst the content is substantially the same as before, we hope that it is easier to navigate around the site and visitors find the design attractive. A significant change is that there is now just one private area for Fellows and Members which provides access to back copies of the NICEC Journal and materials from NICEC Seminars and Network Meetings. 

There is a lot happening at the moment so please take the time to review the opportunities presented by NICEC including: a call for papers for the October 2019 edition, our next seminar on 20th March and information about our forthcoming conference in April in Manchester. 

Next NICEC event
Returning to work

Monday 13th May  2.00- 5.00pm, Hamilton House, London

Our next Network Meeting focuses on points of 'return' within a career.  Topics and speakers will be:

  • Returning to work after parenthood - Julia Yates (City Univ, NICEC Fellow)

  • Returning to work after retirement -  Lyn Barham (NICEC Fellow)

  • Returning to work after homelessness - Cordelia Wise (Connection at St Martin's)

  • Returning to work after mental illness -  Megan Edwards (Institute for Employment Studies)                     

  • Postgraduate study as a means to return - Robin Mellors-Bourne (CRAC, NICEC Fellow)

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter. Booking information here

Call for Papers for NICEC Journal October 2019

The theme of next issue of the journal will centre around career learning and the interplay between theory, practice and research.  Accordingly, papers are invited that explore career learning at different stages of career development, from primary through to later working life. Topics and settings might include:

  • The development of practice to address the Gatsby benchmarks in schools and colleges
  • Re-defining the role of Career Leaders in schools and the place of theory
  • Higher education, employability, and career readiness for unknown futures
  • The place of career coaching and talent management in retention and progression in employment
  •  Research-based community activities supporting career learning for disadvantaged, vulnerable or marginalised groups

The deadline for submission is 15th May 2019. Additional information can be found here

For enquiries and expressions of interest, please contact the editors:

Michelle Stewart: michelle.stewart@canterbury.ac.uk

Lyn Barham: lynbarham@gmail.com

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Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning 

The new issue (Volume 7, Issue 1) of the Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning (IJCLP), is now online. 

This issue carries the following papers:

  • Shrestha et al., use a quasi-experimental, pre-post intervention design and report on the development and outcomes of a culturally resonant career guidance programme for community schools in Nepal.
  • Da Fonseca et al., present Cedefop’s skills panorama platform and guidance resources to discuss how online tools could be used to make labour market information useful.
  • Easton et al., present a  paper on reconciling organizational stress, cultural differences and quality of working life.
  • Kversøy et al., present a moving and inspiration paper that explores career possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities. 
  • Sultana, draws upon his experience of the Global South to reflect upon responding to diversity.
  • Oomen presents findings from her just completed doctoral research and draws attention to the role of parents in career guidance.
  • Bomford et al., provide an exclusive description of the newly published book: Creative Career Coaching: Theory into Practice.

Click on this link to access the issue: http://www.iaclp.org/indian_journal_of_career_and_livelihood_planning/current_volume_7   

The IJCLP is an entirely open access journal.  Do feel free to send this information on to others in your network.  We would like as many people as possible to benefit from the IJCLP. 

We welcome you to either submit a manuscript of your work to be considered for publication in the IJCLP or, encourage others to submit.  Further information is available here on our website:  http://www.iaclp.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/10_Instructions
Latest NICEC journal 

The latest NICEC journal October 2018 is now available

The issue reflects on the complexity of 'career' and the need for an informed critique and a creative response to provide services relevant in the 21st century. This issue has a focus on lifelong guidance with articles exploring the needs of older people, generation Z, contemporary techniques for coaching and an update on guidance developments in Norway

A few examples of articles include
  • Geronto guidance: Lifelong guidance  by Peter Plant, Inger Marie Bakke and Lyn Barham
  • 'The world is your oyster': Exploring the career conceptions of Gen-Z students by Steve Mowforth
  • Career coaching tools: Evidence-based techniques for practice by Julia Yates
  • Moving from information provision to co-careering: Integrated guidance as a new approach to e-guidance in Norway
  • Building career mobility: A critical exploration of career capital by Cathy Brown and Tracey Wond
More information about this issue can be found here.

ICCDPP Symposium -  South Korea
In June 2017 the 18th symposium of the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy took place in South Korea. The event was attended by over 20 countries each of which produced a paper prior to the event documenting their approaches and strategies to career development issues in their country. 

The UK was represented by delegates from England, Scotland and Wales. Copies of their papers and those produced by the other countries can be found 

The Communique detailing the outcomes from the conference can be found here

Tony Watts Reader Professor Tony Watts is a pre-eminent figure in the field of career guidance. He retired in late 2014 after a 50 year career in the field. This single volume is dedicated to anthologising his work in a way that is accessible to students, policy makers, researchers and practitioners and contains Watts’ most enduring and key writings about career guidance.
You can obtain this unique publication via the Lulu website


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