Careers Hubs Provider Access Policy
Careers Hubs are an important part of the careers education infrastructure for 11-18 year olds in England. Run by the Careers and Enterprise Company – the national body for careers education – in partnership with local organisations, they are designed to:
More information about the overall approach to Careers Education can be found here Careers Hubs | The Careers and Enterprise Company
Provider access – further education and training providers
Careers Hubs are committed to:
The Gatsby Benchmarks and the ‘Baker Clause’
Our work with schools and colleges is framed by the Gatsby Benchmarks – the national framework for organising the careers provision of a school or college. Details of the relevant expectations are listed below:
In addition, schools have a legal duty, commonly known as the ‘Baker Clause’, which requires all maintained schools and academies to ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all year 8 to 13 students for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships. We make all schools aware of their responsibility to do so and support them in providing clear guidance on provider access.
Providers wishing to work with Careers Hubs
The Careers Hub does not have the power to enforce provider access into schools and colleges, however we are committed to using our network to support high quality careers provision for young people. The Careers Hub will therefore:
We endeavour to respond to providers within 5 working days.
Please use the Contact us link at the bottom of the web page to request support from the Stoke and Staffs Careers Hub
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
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