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How to meet the statutory careers requirements?

How to meet the statutory careers requirements?

Providing good career guidance to students is vital in schools. Student’s need to be able to make a well-informed decision based on the post 16 options available to them. It is now a legal requirement to give students access to career education, information and guidance (CEIAG). 


Every school should aim to apply the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure they are providing students with a sound understanding and knowledge of the options available to them. These include: 


  1. Offering a stable careers programme

  2. Exposing students and their parents to careers and labour market information

  3. Address the career advice needs of each student

  4. Link careers to the curriculum being taught

  5. Creating opportunities for students to meet with employers and employees

  6. Allowing students to have first-hand experiences in the workplace

  7. All students should meet with sixth forms, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers to discuss their options after school

  8. Every student should have the opportunity to personal guidance


Why is good career education and guidance important in schools?


Good career education and guidance are important in schools so students can be exposed to the wealth of opportunities available to them. Choosing what to do next after school can be a daunting process, but if students are informed and understand what they can do, this makes it a much simpler task which they feel they can tackle head on.  


What do schools need to do to meet the requirements? 


Each school must have a named ‘Career Leader’. This should be clearly outlined on their website along with their contact information and details of the career programme being offered, how the impact is being measured and when it will next be reviewed and published. 


Inspiring young people to make positive choices


There are so many opportunities open to young people. From technology to business, motor vehicle and engineering plus much more! Who knows what new emerging jobs are to come in the future. Inspiring young people to explore the wide array of career options is vital to their future success. 



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