The Humber Careers Hub recognises the challenges and opportunities schools face in meeting all Gatsby Benchmarks and will therefore provide an expert service using a collaborative approach, a strong network of partners and the sharing of good practice across the region. This will ensure that the region’s young people receive high quality, impartial advice and support when making informed choices of career pathways.
The Careers Strategy was published in December 2017 as part of the Government’s Modern industrial to make Britain fairer, improve social mobility and offer opportunity to everyone. The main aims of the strategy are:
all young people to understand the full range of opportunities available to them, to learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace and to have first-hand experience of the workplace;
all young people in secondary school and college to get an excellent programme of advice and guidance that is delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience; everyone to get support tailored to their circumstances. All adults should be able to access free face-to-face advice, with more bespoke support for those who most need it;
everyone to get the information they need to understand the job and career opportunities available, and how their knowledge and skills can help them in considering suitable careers.
The strategy makes reference to a sum of £5m that would be allocated to test 20 Careers Hubs to “link together schools, colleges, universities and other organisations.” The Humber made a successful bid for one of the 20 Hubs to the Careers and Enterprise Company and is part of the pilot until July 2020.
Humber Careers Hub The Humber Careers Hub recognises the challenges and opportunities schools face in meeting all Gatsby Benchmarks and will therefore provide an expert service using a collaborative approach, a strong network of partners and the sharing of good practice across the region. This will ensure that the region’s young people receive high quality, impartial advice and support when making informed choices of career pathways. The Humber Careers Hub comprises of the following 26 schools and colleges from the four Local Authorities:
Havelock Academy (Lead School) Beverley Grammar School Beverley High School Bishop Burton College Cottingham High School Engineering North Lincolnshire UTC Franklin Sixth Form College Frederick Gough School Headlands School Healing Academy Hessle High School Hornsea School & Language College Huntcliff School John Whitgift School Kelvin Hall School Kingswood Academy Northcott School Ormiston Maritime Academy Phoenix House & Phoenix Park Sirius Academy West St Bede’s Catholic Voluntary Academy St Hugh’s School The Boulevard Academy The Marvell College The St Lawrence Academy Withernsea High School
For any enquiries relating to the Humber Careers hub, please contact the Career Hub Lead, Fiona Headridge – email@example.com
Gatsby Benchmarks In 2013, the Gatsby Foundation undertook a piece of research to establish a framework for good careers provision. The Gatsby Benchmarks now provide guidance for schools to map their careers programme against and to help inform good practice. Each of the schools in the Humber Careers Hub will work collaboratively to strive to achieve all 8 of the Gatsby Benchmarks by July 2020. They will be supported by both Enterprise Coordinators and a Hub Lead to access the best possible opportunities and guidance.
The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance 1. A stable careers programme 2. Learning from career and labour market information 3. Addressing the needs of each pupil 4. Linking curriculum learning to careers 5. Encounters with employers and employees 6. Experiences of workplaces 7. Encounters with further and higher education 8. Personal guidance
As the Hub progresses; resources, success and good news will be shared here for each of the Benchmarks above.
Employer Engagement We are always keen to engage new businesses through our Enterprise Adviser Network to support schools in achieving their outcomes in careers and inspiring young people across the Humber to address the skills gap and develop employability skills. If you would like to be involved, then please contact:
Fiona Headridge, Career Hub Lead – firstname.lastname@example.org Jen Vincent, Enterprise Coordinator (South Bank) – email@example.com Kerrie Jaquest, Enterprise Coordinator (North Bank) – firstname.lastname@example.org Lucy Gray, Career hub Enterprise Coordinator - email@example.com
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