National Employability Day – Useful skills and personal qualities for STEM careers

Remember two things: everyone has some personal strengths especially suited to certain jobs or fields of work, and no recruiter can reasonably expect any newcomer to already have the skills they’ll need.  In any real person, skills and personal qualities will have grown together over the years, making it hard to draw a clear line… 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 »


Learning from career and labour market information – how you can support Gatsby Benchmark 2

David Andrews and Tristram Hooley The role of career and labour marketing information in careers programmes Career and labour market information sits at the heart of careers programmes in schools and colleges. It describes the world within which young people are going to pursue their careers. Careers programmes should help young people to gain a… Read more »


Studying Abroad – How to Choose

There are many things to consider when deciding where to study abroad. Many people choose a country for emotional, rather than practical, reasons. Maybe you have always longed to spend time in a particular country or you’ve fallen in love with a place that you’ve visited. Perhaps your family or friends have links with an… Read more »



Preparing for Exam Results Day, a Guide for Students: Part 1- Before!

Before results day Most applicants are accepted conditionally before their exam results are known, so the results of exams taken or assessments completed in May/June are very important. After you have taken your exams, you deserve to relax; but it is worth giving some thought to what you will do if you do not get… Read more »


UCAS application dates 2018 – applications after 30th June

UCAS application dates poster

If your students are applying to university, applications made after 30th June will go directly into Clearing, to be taken up by universities who have places to fill. 30 JUNE 2018 – applications received by UCAS after 30th June are entered into Clearing If you send your application by 18:00 on 30th June 2018, UCAS will… Read more »