| Shaping the debate

The government's Careers Strategy means that all schools and colleges should have a named Careers Leader in place by September 2018. This guide for colleges explains what careers leadership in colleges looks like and how it could be led and managed within your college. 

Every college is different, and it is up to the college leadership to agree how careers should be led and managed. This guide provides advice on how colleges can organise careers leadership. It includes guidance related to the advice set out in government guidance and practical case studies of existing practice in colleges.

Download the guide [PDF]

In the guide you will find:

The Gatsby Benchmarks
The framework for colleges to deliver ‘good career guidance’.

What do Careers Leaders do?
Describes activities and key principles for the role.

Responsibilities of a Careers Leader
The leadership, management, coordination and networking requirements.

How should colleges organise careers leadership?
Different possible models of seniority and reporting lines.

Key milestones and useful resources
Key steps for implementing careers leadership and resources to help.