Career development and internal migration: a Scottish case study

Rosie Alexander*

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A growing body of literature has focused on issues of migration in career development and guidance, however typically this research has focused on international migration rather than migration within a country’s borders. This paper presents a specific case study of internal migration in the UK context, focusing on young people from two island communities as they move through higher education and into the working world. The paper is specifically focused on the importance of cultural differences, including workplace cultures, with regard to students’ career development. The findings demonstrate the relevance of internal migration pathways to career development and indicate that a culturally informed approach to career guidance practice is important when working with internal as well as international migrants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)744-757
Number of pages14
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Issue number5
Early online date18 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • career
  • career development
  • career guidance
  • internal migration
  • migration


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