Impact for scaleups
Number of schools and colleges participating
Increase in proportion of schools and colleges running regular encounters with employers
Cornerstone employers driving careers support in their areas
Set up by government in 2015, The Careers & Enterprise Company’s mission is to help every young person to find their best next step from education and into the wider world. It does this by linking schools and colleges to employers via its network of more than 4,000 volunteer Enterprise Advisers who come from the business world and supporting Careers Leaders in schools with training and resources. 4,221 schools and colleges have joined CEC’s network and adopted the Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers guidance.
The Careers & Enterprise Company has seen progress accelerated in the expanded Career Hubs which now cover 2,234 schools and colleges. The Hubs are built on dynamic partnerships of schools, colleges, LEPs, local authorities working with local employers – providing young people with the opportunity to connect closely to local skills and economic need. Schools and colleges in the first wave of Careers Hubs have improved the performance of their careers provision by 92 per cent in two years.
During lockdown periods and recovery the Careers & Enterprise Company has focused on providing continuity of support to schools and colleges including help with transition and those students facing the biggest barriers. Its programmes of support include: