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. 

Open Call for papers for NICEC Journal October 2020

This open call is specifically interested in papers from doctoral students, early career researchers and ECADOC Alumni.

We welcome people working in all kinds of research traditions (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods and conceptual) and are keen to receive submissions looking at career and career education and guidance across the lifecourse. 

Topics(s) could include: 

? Innovation in relevant CGC concepts and theories 

? The organisation, management or marketing of career support services 

? Emerging policy, corporate, governmental issues and/or wider socio-political concerns. 

? Social justice, critical pedagogical and/or emancipatory practices 

? The role of learning in the support of career development across age and population groups 

? New CGC tools, technologies and models used in different parts of the world 

? New case studies and other empirical work 

Initial expressions of interest should be sent to anouk-jasmine.albien@psy.unibe.ch by 15th March 2020. More information can be found here.

Bill Law Award 2020

The award is a legacy and tribute to the work of Dr Bill Law, Founding Fellow of NICEC, who died in April 2017. His work was recognised internationally and was significant in its impact on the way the career development is conceptualized and practised. The award will celebrate emerging innovation within the career development sector and importantly, the relationship between theory and practice. 

More information about the award and how to apply can be found here.

Next NICEC event - Seminar

Intergenerational personal career theory 2020, 17.00- 18.30, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place

Presenters: NICEC Fellows Janet Sheath, Lyn Barham, John Gough
Further information and booking details to follow.

Journal of the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling October 2019, Issue 43

The latest issue of the journal will be available shortly.
The authors reflect on programme design, review the development and implementation of career learning frameworks and tools, and explore external and internal contextual factors that influence the career learning process.
Papers include:

  • Mid-life career reinvention: Dancing with fear and confidence by Laura Walker
  • Evaluating the helpfulness of a co-construction approach to career learning and development programme design by Lis McGuire
  • The training and development of careers leaders in England: Reflections on provision by John Gough
  • An evaluation of the INSPiRED teenager framework by Lewis Clark and
    Carolyn Parry
Information about the issue can be found here

Career Development Policy and Practice: The Tony Watts Reader

Tony Watts, Founding Fellow of NICEC, retired in 2015, after decades of work in career development. To mark this event, NICEC published Career Development Policy and Practice: The Tony Watts Reader, with the idea of bringing together Tony’s most important writings into a single volume. Much of his work is out of print and much of the rest is tucked away in journals that can be difficult for people to access outside of universities. The editors, NICEC Fellows Tristram Hooley and Lyn Barham, wanted to draw the most enduring stuff together and give it another lease of life. The book offers a compendium of Tony's most influential writings and is a must for researchers and practitioners within the career guidance sector.
The book can be ordered online at  http://www.lulu.com/shop/tony-watts/career-development-policy-practice-the-tony-watts-reader/paperback/product-22836918.html
Data protection
In line with new GDPR requirements, NICEC has reviewed its data protection policy. Information about the data we store can be found here

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 April 2019 is now available. It presents a range of papers exploring current issues relevant to practitioners and researchers including papers that reflect underresearched groups and the impact of Brexit! 

A few examples of articles include
  • The political is personal: Brexit and the career aspirations of UK graduates by Marjory McCrory and Teresa Thomson 
  • Um, Err, Ahh! Career practitioners perceptions of weight: A thematic analysis by Corrine Holden, Christian Van Nieuwerburgh, Julia Yates
  • Who is supporting the career development fo refugees: The role of grassroots organisations by Gill Frigerio and Nasimi
  • The career development of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals by Adrian Handcock
  • Heteronormativity and barriers to successful career interventions, an exploratory study by Kristan Hopkins and Liane Hambly.

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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