Careers Hubs are an important part of the careers education infrastructure for 11-18 year olds in England. Run by the Careers and Enterprise Company – the national body for careers education - in partnership with local organisations, they are designed to:
Careers Hubs are committed to:
The Gatsby Benchmarks and the ‘Baker Clause’
Our work with schools and colleges is framed by the Gatsby Benchmarks – the national framework for organising the careers provision of a school or college. Details of the relevant expectations are listed below:
In addition, schools have a legal duty, commonly known as the ‘Baker Clause’, which requires all maintained schools and academies to ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all year 8 to 13 students for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships. We make all schools aware of their responsibility to do so and support them in providing clear guidance on provider access.
The Careers Hub does not have the power to enforce provider access into schools and colleges, however we are committed to using our network to support high quality careers provision for young people. The Careers Hub will therefore:
We endeavour to respond to providers within 5 working days.
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