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Gatsby Benchmarks

We've collected a range of resources that are a perfect match for each benchmark

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Careers Leader training

All Careers Leaders require Outstanding training. Our training catalogue includes all the information you need to secure the right training for you and your role .

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Digital Tools

With our free Compass+ tool you can benchmark, manage, track and report on your school's careers provision at individual student level.

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Talking Futures: Parental Engagement

Resources and support in collaboration with the Gatsby Foundation.

Parents have a strong influence on young people’s decisions but need good information on careers  and education options to empower them to hold well-informed conversations.

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Latest resources

Making it Meaningful: Benchmark 7

This guidance is designed to help Careers Leaders to ensure that each encounter with providers of the full range of learning opportunities is meaningful for all participants. This resource supports Careers Leaders to embed encounters within a progressive careers programme and that all activity can support impact evaluation.

 

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • SEND

Tesco Finance - Initiative for The Future Investment Business Case

We challenge you to change the future of retail. The challenge involves the creation of an investment business case, and accompanying presentation, within a number of fictitious retail scenarios.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Audio
  • Guidance
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • Worksheets

Transition programmes for young adults with SEND. What works?

Produced in 2017 this paper describes the evidence base for transition programmes for young adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Schools, colleges and providers of careers and enterprise programmes are invited to use this evidence to inform the programmes that they are running and developing

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • SEND

Promoting Apprenticeships and Technical Education Pathways, IfATE Webinar - Monday 8 November 2021

With the numerous and ongoing changes taking place within Apprenticeships and Technical Education, this recording of the session from the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) in November will give more information 

 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Training
  • Virtual

Guidance for Middle Schools

Interpreting the Gatsby Benchmarks and Compass Completion Guidance (Updated 2021)

The guidance takes Middle School Careers Leaders through how to respond to the sub benchmark questions when completing your self-evaluation on Compass or Compass+

  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Guidance

The Careers Podcast

How do you find a job you’ll love? What will it take to land that dream role? How do you discover what your dream job is?

The Careers Podcast interviews people doing all kinds of different jobs, finding out what they do, what they love about it and how they got to where they are now.  

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Parent / Carer
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • SEND
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Our mission is to prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work. Therefore, our role is to link schools and colleges to employers and help them deliver world-class careers support. We achieve this by building networks, supporting Careers Leaders and backing the Gatsby Benchmarks.

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