The Careers Leader Handbook launch

The Careers Leader Handbook launch

Last week saw the book launch event for The Careers Leader Handbook, the practical guide to creating an outstanding careers programme for your school or college. This new title is designed to support careers leaders in response to the new statutory guidance for every school to have a named Careers Leader from September 2018, and to… Read more »


Primary careers why, who and how?

Primary careers

By Janet Colledge In November the CDI announced a new UKCDA award category, Primary School Careers Activity/Programme, sponsored by National Careers Week. Also, the Careers and Enterprise Company will be announcing their fund for development of primary school programmes and activities. This is in response to the provision of a £2m pot of money to… Read more »


Meeting Gatsby Benchmark 1 – catch up on the webinar

Meeting Gatsby Benchmark 1

Every school and college should have a careers programme that is coherent, which supports young people to move through their education and on to the next stage of their life and equips them to manage their future progression through learning and work.  This programme is not just a collection of activities but a progressive pathway… Read more »


Whose CPD is a careers leader responsible for?

By David Andrews and Tristram Hooley Careers leaders in most schools will probably have at most one or two colleagues who they line manage: the careers administrator and, where schools employ their own internal careers adviser, the careers adviser. The situation is different in schools that have developed a ‘distributed leadership’ approach, with a senior,… Read more »


The Careers Leader Handbook, a one-day workshop – London and York

Careers Leader Handbook workshops

by David Andrews and Tristram Hooley Join a one-day workshop, led by the two authors, to introduce The Careers Leader Handbook, the essential new resource for careers leaders in schools and colleges.  Booking form below. Thursday 15 November 10.00 – 16.00 The Wesley Hotel, Euston, London Tuesday 20 November 10.00 – 16.00 DoubleTree by Hilton, York The… Read more »


So you’re a careers leader – webinar series!

Careers Leader webinar series

This term, we are pleased to be running a series of free CPD webinars designed to help the new or established Careers Leader to understand the new statutory requirements for careers education and start working towards outstanding careers leadership that meets the Gatsby Benchmarks. This series of eight webinars, from Tristram Hooley and David Andrews, the authors… Read more »


Responsibilities of a careers leader: Leading

Careers Leader

By David Andrews and Tristram Hooley The first responsibility of a careers leader is to lead. Leadership is about inspiring people and getting them to buy-in to your vision about the purpose and value of the careers programme and how it should be organised. People should want to follow leaders rather than feeling that they… Read more »


National Employability Day – free guide for university careers support services

By Tristram Hooley and Korin Grant Download this free supplementary guide to support using the Graduate Career Handbook within career support and employability programmes. We know that many students don’t worry about their careers until it is too late. We also know that most universities recognise this and have developed a range of career and… Read more »


Indigo and the Gatsby Benchmarks

Indigo and the Gatsby Benchmarks

Indigo is our new complete, integrated solution for careers leaders, including modules for exploring careers, choosing university courses, managing work experience and lesson planning.  It has been designed to help Careers Leaders to meet all of the Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance, which schools have been asked to start implementing from this September. Download this PDF… Read more »


Taking the Lead: Top tips for Careers Leaders preparing for September 2018

By Chris Webb, CEIAG Coordinator/Careers Adviser at The Ruth Gorse Academy As the conclusion of the academic year rapidly approaches, there is a looming challenge for careers practitioners in secondary education – tinkering and developing their school’s careers provision prior to September 2018, in order to bring it in line with the DfE’s new Careers… Read more »