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Funding Application Opportunity

February 8, 2023

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Stoke-On-Trent & Staffordshire Careers Hub invited Amazing Apprenticeships to submit a proposal for the design, creation and analysis of two county-wide Technical and Vocational Survey’s for Teachers and Parents to be staggered across two terms this academic year.

This research has provided the Careers Hub with valuable insight into the level of knowledge, understanding and confidence of teachers and parents to support students with technical and vocational routes, pathways and decision making.

Survey 1 was launched on October 5th at the first Careers Hub meeting of the 2022/23 academic year and promoted to all 83 school and college members. With just under 1600 responses, a significant sample size, robust enough to provide a baseline data set to draw insight and then feed into the overall Careers Hub Strategic Plan, and into practical activities and interventions across this Academic year22/23 to address the gaps based on this baseline.

Research suggests that the local vocational offer requires better alignment with the skills that local employers require.  The work we intend to undertake will inspire and support our young people to make informed decisions at key transition points about vocational pathways and opportunities. We will work with key stakeholders in this space to increase knowledge and awareness of technical and vocational pathways apprenticeships and T Level’s. With a legacy of improved ITP’s careers advice offer for post 16 provision supporting positive and sustained progression onto post 18 opportunities.

Utilising funding received from the Careers and Enterprise Company, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub Local Hub Fund, we would like to further develop our response to the aforementioned Teacher Survey Report.


To improve knowledge and understanding of Technical Education and Apprenticeships with teaching and non-teaching staff in schools and colleges across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.


To deliver a series of live webinars to an agreed cohort of teaching and non-teaching staff:

To create a short digital booklet for teaching and non-teaching staff to refer back to:

We would like to invite applications and open conversations with organisations who would be interested in leading the coordination of the delivery for set objectives in conjunction with the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub.

All devivery and resources must be completed by 20th July, 2023.

For more information, questions and application pack, please contact

Appliations close 28th February, 2023.

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen