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 »




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 »


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 »


From forming to performing – a starting point for the new careers leader

Careers Leader role

By Janet Colledge Mention careers to most teachers and their understanding is that it is a careers interview, perhaps a few CV lessons and a bit of work experience. Outside of the careers profession there is a distinct lack of awareness of CEIAG in its fullest sense. As a newly, or even not so newly,… Read more »


How are we helping your named Careers Leader meet the new statutory requirements?

The government’s new Careers Strategy, published in December 2017, formalised the expectation that all schools and colleges should have a named Careers Leader in place by September 2018. Schools should also start using the Gatsby Benchmarks to improve careers provision, including offering every young person seven encounters with employers, and they will be expected to… Read more »