WQ88185 (e) Tabled on 12/05/2023

Will the Minister provide an assessment of the 2021-2026, Brighter Futures strategy into careers services in Wales?

Answered by Minister for Economy | Answered on 22/05/2023

The Careers Wales Brighter Futures strategy, takes forward Careers Wales' innovative digital ambitions and outlines a clear, golden thread of support throughout a child’s learning and into adulthood, providing a continuum of support at critical transition points.

The all-age offer recognises that not all people progress in the same way, nor do they face the same challenges. The aim of the service is to be there for people at those key moments when they need professional, impartial careers guidance and coaching.

A copy of the Careers Wales 2021-22 annual report, which shows achievements against its key performance indicators identified in the Brighter Futures Strategy can be found here. The 2022-23 annual report will be published in early autumn 2023.

Every college in Wales has an enhanced Employment and Enterprise Bureau, which provides a breadth of employment support and opportunities to streamline the transition from learning to working. This includes careers fairs, tailored work experience opportunities according to the needs of the learner, supportive internships, mentoring support and employer engagement sessions.

A copy of Careers Wales accounts for 2021/22 can be found here. The 2022/23 accounts will be published before the end of 2023.

Careers Wales has received the following funding from the Welsh Government since April 2021:


Careers Wales – service for young people in education

Working Wales adult service, including support for Young Persons Guarantee










Employment and Enterprise Bureau have received the following funding:

  • 2021/22 - £960,000
  • 2022/23 - £2,360,000