A Careers Hub is a group of between 20 and 40 secondary schools / colleges / SEN Schools located in the same geographical area, working with universities, other education and training providers, employers and career guidance professionals to ensure that ALL the Gatsby Benchmarks are delivered in each school and college within the Hub and that careers outcomes are improved for all young people. Schools and colleges within the Hub should have a shared vision of how they will work together to improve outcomes for the young people in their area.
Worcestershire Careers Hub
In July 2018 the Worcestershire LEP, in partnership with Worcestershire County Council were successful in their bid for Worcestershire to be awarded "Careers Hub" status by the Careers and Enterprise Company.
The Worcestershire LEP will develop a careers Hub which will contain the maximum number of 40 educational establishments. The "Hub" delivery team over the next 2 years will work with member schools to ensure not only are they meeting the mandatory requirements set out within the Department for Educations Careers Strategy, achieve all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks but will ensure that Worcestershire students will receive an increased number of employer encounters and activities which will in turn prepare them for the world of work.
Worcestershire’s Careers Hub will have access to support which will help all hub members meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of excellent careers education, working towards improved careers outcomes for young people. Achieving these benchmarks is now a mandatory requirement for schools as part of the NEW government careers strategy published in January 2018.