The newly-established Careers and Enterprise Company is tasked with supporting colleges and colleges to deliver benchmarks 4 and 5 of the Gatsby Foundation’s eight benchmarks of good career guidance:
- Linking curriculum learning to careers advice – all teachers should link curriculum learning will careers, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths
- Encounters with employers and employees – Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.
The CBI has long called for the establishment of a dedicated brokerage between employers and the education system, and welcomes this development.
"Helping schools deliver high-quality careers advice and engage with business is a long-standing priority. The new careers company has the potential to make a big difference.— John Cridland, Director-General, CBI
Ultimately, this new body will be a success if it uses its power to look across the country to find and tackle local areas where young people are not getting the support they need.”