Wrong advice can do harm

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IN reply to Ernie Nolan (News Guardian, October 20), it is excellent that he and his companies are giving young people some support and careers advice into his specialism, the recycling industry.

However, by its very nature, well-meaning careers advice does not always help. It can sometimes harm.

This applies to the many thousands of North Tyneside young people who each year need to choose between university, college, apprenticeships, basic work training, and type of occupation.

They need high quality, face-to-face advice from North Tyneside Connexions Careers Service.

God help them if it is abolished in the forthcoming local cuts.

Bad careers advice seriously damages young peoples’ lives – in this case for a generation.

BOB JEFFREY

Whitley Bay