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Secretary of state confirms additional resources for careers guidance in schools

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​Yesterday (2 October 2018) the secretary of state confirmed that the Department for Education will be expanding the number of training places available to support the new careers leaders in schools from 500 places to 1,300.

It will also be expanding the number of areas with 'careers hubs' from 20 to 40. Careers hubs consist of up to 40 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education. All careers hubs will have access to support and funding to help them meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of excellent careers education. This includes the following:

  • A 'hub lead' to coordinate activity and build networks
  • Access to bursaries for individual schools and colleges to train 'careers leaders'
  • A central hub fund of equivalent to £1K per school or college
  • Access to funding for schools to support employer encounters.

The funding to support the expansion will be in addition to the funding already confirmed as part of the careers strategy last year.

You can access further information and support around careers guidance on the Careers and Enterprise Company's website.

First published 03 October 2018