The Cheshire and Warrington Careers Hub is part of a national network of 45 Careers Hubs funded through The Careers and Enterprise Company, the national body for Careers Education. Underpinned by the Gatsby Benchmarks, a national framework of careers standards, the Cheshire and Warrington Careers Hub supports schools, colleges, and employers to deliver excellent careers education.
Throughout this year, the Cheshire and Warrington Careers Hub has been putting local priorities at the heart of everything they do which has yielded excellent results and progress in raising the standards of Careers education across Cheshire and Warrington. During this academic year, Cheshire and Warrington schools and colleges have achieved on average 5.8 Gatsby Benchmarks, above the national average of 5.4.
By working intensely with their first 21 Careers Hub schools, those serving the most deprived communities, these schools and colleges are now achieving above local and national averages.
The importance of excellent Careers Education in supporting young people to reach their potential is clearly demonstrated throughout The Careers & Enterprise Company’s Ready for the Future report which shows that the better a school does with the Gatsby Benchmarks, the more likely a young person is to be in a sustained destination. This effect is twice as strong for those serving the most disadvantaged communities.
Learn more about the Ready for the Future Report HERE
The Careers Hub and The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership
Working closely with The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership, the Cheshire and Warrington Careers Hub has delivered and/or supported over 500 events for over 25,000 young people across the subregion. This has included a wide range of activities including inviting students and genuine recruiters to their Mock Assessment Centres, hosting town-wide careers fairs for 263 exhibitors and 6000 people alongside piloting a Teachers Encounters programme supporting local teachers to learn more about local apprenticeships direct from local employers.
This impressive local progress has resulted in national recognition from Oli de Botton, Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company, during The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership and Careers & Enterprise Company Annual Conference, which was hosted on the 29 June at Alderley Park.
Oli de Botton, praised the work of The Cheshire and Warrington Careers Hub and The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership, which has connected 86 schools and colleges in the region with 550 businesses as “exceptional” and stated that it is “magnifying the impact on young people”.
The outstanding work and progress that has been made by The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership and The Cheshire and Warrington Careers Hub is thanks to the hard work of a community of Careers Leaders with the support from colleagues, local employers, and partners.
Both The Cheshire and Warrington Careers Hub and The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership are extremely grateful for all the hard work and contributions from partners throughout the year and are looking forward to coming back after the summer break to build on the momentum together next academic year.
posted: Thursday 20 July