Delivered in partnership with The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership, we ensure employers are at the heart of inspiring young people and provide additional employer engagement support to schools and colleges as part of our local offer. The Cheshire and Warrington Careers Hub supports educators in all state-funded secondary schools and colleges across Cheshire and Warrington to influence, shape and provide world-class, 21st-century
career education for their young people. We provide fully-funded access to strategic support, training, resources and opportunities.
We are part of a national network of Careers Hubs funded through The Careers and Enterprise Company – the national body for Careers Education in England- with the mission of helping every young person find their next best step.
You can find out more about our Careers Hubs and The Careers and Enterprise Company here.
How we help Educators
• Create an impact and help your young people choose their next best steps for their future.
• Inform your whole-school approach including improved lesson engagement, outcomes and school results.
• Connect with local businesses who want to inspire and inform the next generation about skills and opportunities.
• You’re not alone – fully-funded supported delivery to build a sustainable careers education model.
• Share best practice and stay informed through local education and business network.
Employer and Education – Engagement Offer 2023/24
The Employer and Education Engagement Offer is not a wholly comprehensive offer but gives a flavour of the types of activity that can be delivered though our flagship programmes which have been honed over several years collaboratively with our stakeholders.
We also have a Health and Social Care NHS offer that interweaves into all our provision but also has a stand-alone employer engagement programme of delivery.
Please note that all our programmes can accommodate adaptations to meet the needs of all young people, including those with special educational needs or disabilities.
Open to all state-funded secondary and special schools and colleges in Cheshire and Warrington.
Town-Wide Careers Fairs – Multi School/College and General Public
When: September / October
Year Group(s): Year 9 – Year 13
Size: Whole year groups
Duration: Typically 1 hour per school session during the day. Open to the public from 4pm onwards.
Impact: Supports Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 3, 5, 7 and provider access expectations, plus a chance for young people to source work experience, volunteering or enrichment opportunities.
Eligibility criteria applies, typically based on Free School Meals.
Pledge Intensive Employability Programme *Delivered in Cheshire East and Cheshire West
When: September starts
Year Group(s): Year 11-12 (aged 16/17)
Size: 20 per cohort (Approx. 200 total per Local Authority – Cheshire East and Cheshire West only)
Duration: 9 months
Impact: Supports Gatsby 2, 3, 5, 6, 7. Helping build employability and life skills as well as experiences of the
• For schools/colleges who do not meet any of the criteria offer above
• Employers wishing to develop or need support with outreach or want to deliver out of area
• Schools/ colleges/ employers who are out of the Cheshire and Warrington area
• Bespoke – we can work with you as a school/college or employer to help develop outreach programmes to suit your needs.
You can view our Pledge Core Offer for Education and see a summary of our package of support.GET IN TOUCH
Strategic support to develop careers provision
You’re not alone! We offer fully-funded supported delivery to build a sustainable careers education model. Our dedicated Enterprise Coordinators help educators to develop their careers provision in line with statutory guidance, the Gatsby Benchmark framework and best practice. They can also sign-post evidence-led tools and resources.
We help careers leaders, senior leaders, governors and wider teaching staff access quality CPD to equip and empower and inform an effective whole school approach, which improves lesson engagement, outcomes and school results.
Connecting educators with employers to fulfil career provision
We facilitate educators to connect with local businesses and employers, who want to inspire and inform the next generation about skills and opportunities. With support from a dedicated Pledge Partnership Facilitator, we will help you to grow your local network and access meaningful employer engagement activity.
Employer champion for your school
Support from an Enterprise Advisor (volunteer from business) to help unlock employer insight and expertise to continue to develop and deliver a whole school careers plan.
Funded training and CPD
The Pledge can help careers leaders, senior leaders, governors and wider teaching staff to equip and empower an effective whole school approach, in turn creating an impact and helping your young people choose their next best steps for their future
Support network and sharing best practice
Through the Pledge Partnership you can share best practice and stay informed through local education and business networks, with facilitated local collaboration to enable improved outcomes for your students.
The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership is here to support you
Learn more about the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for educators to follow to deliver best practice career guidance
Training and development
The Pledge Partnership will support as well as equip and empower all educators to be confident in the roles they play in supporting young people to make their best next step
Training and Development
Employer Engagement Offer
The Educator Engagement Offer from The Pledge Partnership is available to all state-funded secondary and special schools and colleges in Cheshire and Warrington.
Educators Engagement Offer
Our resources library contains a wealth of videos and guides to help young people and employers