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 »


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 »


Long distance CPD for overseas careers professionals

Keeping up to date with what is happening in professional practice is always a challenge. We all struggle to find time as we try to juggle the competing commitments we have on a day to day basis. Ironically those of us who work helping others to develop and plan their careers are often the worst!… 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 »


Delivering outstanding careers provision – Quantity, diversity, quality and context

Careers Leader

David Andrews and Tristram Hooley Why does good quality career support matter? We are learning about our careers all the time. The next time you stand up in front of a class, some students will be deciding that they want to be a teacher or a careers professional, while others will be deciding that this… Read more »