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Our aim is to ensure that Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is inclusive and meets the needs of individual pupils.

We have a highly-trained team who deliver high-quality support to schools and colleges by:

  • building networks: linking schools and colleges to business volunteers and skills providers
  • supporting careers leaders: providing training and support for careers leaders in schools and colleges
  • backing the Gatsby benchmarks: supporting implementation of best practice in careers education.

"I have found working with the Careers Hub incredibly valuable and helpful, particularly as I am new to the world of careers education in school. It has really helped me to focus on key areas of developing the Careers offer within the VLC."

Ashlee Copeland, Voyage Learning Campus
Presentation about Gatsby Benchmarks

The eight Gatsby benchmarks provide a framework for best practice careers guidance. This framework supports schools to provide students with the best possible careers education, information, advice and guidance.

The benchmarks are also the foundation of the Careers Strategy, which is a statutory requirement for secondary schools and colleges.

Audience enjoying a presentation

We’re part of the Careers & Enterprise SEND Community of Practice. This community brings together Careers Hubs from across the country to support the sharing of SEND best practice.

The West of England Careers Hub includes 26 SEND and Alternative Provision (AP) schools who joined the hub this year. We seek to help young people with SEND achieve their goals and reach their potential.

"Since being supported by the hub CEC and careers hub we have met a number of Gatsby benchmarks… We have been able to do this with the support of our Enterprise Coordinator and Enterprise Adviser and by sharing best practice with the other schools in the hub."

Richard Bendry, SLT, Abbeywood