The demands of the changing workplace mean that quality information, advice and guidance are needed throughout life as people adapt and face new challenges in education, employment and training. Developing a young person’s career management skills is essential preparation for a changeable future with transitions throughout their working life. Good career guidance helps inspire pupils towards further study and enables them to make informed decisions whenever choices are open to them. It helps them to understand enough about the world of work to know what skills they need to succeed. It is important for social mobility because it helps open pupils’ eyes to careers they may not have considered.