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The DfE confirms the expansion of career hubs

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At the end of last year, the Department for Education confirmed additional funding to support the expansion of the number of areas with 'careers hubs' from 20 to 40.

The Department has today (20 May 2019) confirmed that the new career hubs will be hosted in:

  • Black Country
  • Liverpool
  • Tees Valley
  • Leeds (SEND Hub)
  • Solent
  • West of England
  • Birmingham
  • Thames Valley Berkshire
  • North East x 2
  • Dorset
  • Swindon & Wiltshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Heart of the South West
  • D2N2
  • Solihull
  • Coventry
  • Warwickshire
  • Oxfordshire

What are career hubs?

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 30 May 2019