Careers Excellence Awards 2019
The Careers & Enterprise Company, partnering with the Gatsby Foundation has launched this year's Careers Excellence Awards 2019.
For the third year running, our Awards shine a light on best practice careers provision – inspiring and preparing young people for success in the world of work.
The Awards highlight the incredible work underway by schools and colleges, businesses, volunteers, Local Enterprise Partnerships and careers providers. This is a key opportunity to showcase the commitment and dedication of many of the fantastic organisations and individuals working hard in careers provision.
The Awards are made up of 10 categories – acknowledging and celebrating the efforts of a diverse range of people contributing to world class careers provision in England.
The categories highlight the talent and expertise required to reach the Gatsby Benchmarks, build networks and support careers leaders.View categories
We are proud to be partnering with the Gatsby Foundation in our joint commitment to strengthen England’s high-quality career guidance for young people. Gatsby is a foundation set up by David Sainsbury to realise his charitable objectives. In 2014, the Gatsby Foundation published a report by Professor Sir John Holman, Senior Advisor in Education at the Gatsby Foundation, titled “Good Career Guidance.” The report identified eight benchmarks that define world-class career guidance. Since the launch of the Government’s Careers Strategy in 2017, all schools and colleges in England are working to meet each of the eight benchmarks. At The Careers & Enterprise Company, supporting schools and colleges to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks is central to our mission.
We look forward to celebrating progress and best practice at the Careers Excellence Awards 2019. Find out more about the Gatsby Foundation here.
Your questions answered
The elements listed in the application guidance are not mandatory but we recommend that you include the best evidence you have available to support your entry.
Supporting evidence is intended to enhance the quality of your entry, and as a way to substantiate the excellent work underway in your area.
A Careers Leader can nominate themselves or be nominated by the head teacher/principal of their school or by the Careers Hub Lead. This category requires two referees from any of the following: Enterprise Co-ordinators, Head teacher or the Careers Hub Lead.
As an Enterprise Adviser, you cannot nominate your Careers Leader. But as part of your application, you can provide a quote to reflect the value of the strategic leadership they provide, as well as how this affects the school’s careers provision.