The Government’s Careers Strategy (Dec 2017) explains that both co-ordinated external support and an appropriately skilled and experienced leader in school are important to help schools meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Supported by active social media, Careersnearhere (CNH) has been designed to complement the traditional toolkit of careers advice and guidance resources, and aligns with the Government’s Careers Strategy (Dec 2017) as follows:

 

The Headlines – for years 8 to 13

Independent careers guidance in schools

  • Information pages – CNH includes sources of help including details of local Careers Advisers
  • Free resource – No personal advice and guidance, but CNH does support the work of professional careers advisers
  • Outside school – CNH also supports the work of youth support organisations, parents/carers and others – see Testimonials.

 

Education & Training Provider access – able to inform all pupils about technical education qualifications or apprenticeships

  • Inspiration noticeboards – these adverts include sector-specific opportunities for young people to meet local employers and academics
  • Academic noticeboards – these adverts show the range of academic courses available to young people
  • Apprenticeship noticeboards – these connect young people with work-based learning in apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Information pages – adverts are complemented by simple information pages to aid understanding (e.g. Apprenticeships Level 2 or 3)

 

Baker clause – Published policy statement setting out school arrangements for provider access

  • CNH website – adverts signpost direct to providers across all career sectors
  • CNH Twitter – retweets provider content and signposts to provider opportunities

 

Achieve Gatsby Benchmarks by end 2020

  • Careersnearhere is aligned to the Benchmarks – see separate information page here

 

Benchmark 5 – Seven encounters with employers (some should be STEM) – at least one per student per year (from year 7 to year 13)

  • Inspiration noticeboards – these adverts include sector-specific opportunities for young people, including STEM employer encounters
  • Experience noticeboards – these adverts include sector-specific work experience, part-time jobs, and volunteering in the workplace
  • Apprenticeship noticeboards – these connect young people with work-based learning in apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Multi-Sector noticeboard – these adverts include careers fairs, jobs fairs and apprenticeships fairs attended by local employers

 

Named Careers Leader – to lead the careers programme

  • CNH Twitter – engages with school careers leaders, retweeting, tagging and sharing relevant content

 

Careersnearhere – It’s Their Future – Let’s Get It started!

 

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