Launching the Bucks Careers Hub

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Bucks Skills Hub has been selected as one of 20 new hubs around England to help transform careers education for young people.

Careers Hubs are a central part of the Government’s Careers Strategy which aims to raise the quality of careers provision and help prepare young people for the world of work. The hub is being implemented by Bucks Skills Hub locally on behalf of the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC).

You can read more about the background to Careers Hubs here: https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/schools-colleges/careers-hubs

The Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP Careers Hub will be made up of 21 local schools working together with colleges, universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education. The head teacher of the original Careers Hub pilot scheme in the North East describes in the TES the collective effort to improve careers education – and it is our aim to replicate this sharing of advice, resources and best practice in Buckinghamshire.

These schools will have access to additional support and funding to help schools meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of excellent careers education. Careers Hub Lead Marina Jackson is contacting Hub schools separately to provide further information.

Schools not included within the Hub will still continue to receive the same support as before, and will benefit from the additional collaboration as we continue to share best practice. There will be some re-organisation within the Bucks Skills Hub team and we will be reconfirming Enterprise Coordinator-school pairings later this term.