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Careers Hub

Giving young people in south east and north east London quality careers education and guidance.

  • We're engaged with over205schools and colleges in the sub-region.

Our Careers Hub team work with mainstream and special needs secondary schools, colleges and pupil referral units (PRU) to enhance careers programmes and to ensure every young person in our part of London gets the best careers education and experience to enable them to make their best next steps at 16+.

Bringing together business partners, post 16 education providers and careers companies, our team support schools, colleges and PRUs achieve standards set by Gatsby Benchmarks, which is a framework for schools and colleges to deliver high quality careers education and guidance.

The Local London Careers Hub East team supports schools and colleges to achieve Gatsby Benchmarks by:

  • Offering a menu of activities that will enhance schools’ and colleges’ careers education programmes.
  • Introducing business volunteers, from local and national companies, otherwise known as Enterprise Advisers to schools.
  • Organising careers fairs to help young people understand broad range of options.
  • Supporting teachers to understand career options for young people.
  • Helping young people understand career options in sectors where there is a skills need locally.
  • Working with partners including higher education, further education, professional providers and organisations across the sub-region to ensure all eligible schools and colleges receive on-going support to deliver a great careers education programme.

Get involved as an Enterprise Adviser

Could you help inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work?

We are looking for employers and people working in a range of sectors to become volunteers and support careers leaders to enhance their careers education programme.

We will match you to a school or college, and provide you with training and networking opportunities to enable you to undertake your role and share best practice.

Watch our video to find out about becoming an Enterprise Advisor

What does an Enterprise Advisor do?

Enterprise Advisors can offer a variety of activities to students, including:

  • sharing experiences of the workplace,
  • giving presentations to students about career opportunities,
  • creating interactive workshops that will motivate young people, and much more.

What are the benefits of volunteering as an Enterprise Advisors?

You will directly influence careers programme to prepare young people with the skills and knowledge for your future workforce.

Sharing your experiences allows students to meet role models and broaden aspirations around future pathways, jobs and opportunities.

To find out more contact careershub.east@redbridge.gov.uk we’d be delighted to tell you more.

Ready to apply? The Greater London Authority manage applications on behalf of Careers Hubs in London. You can complete an application form here.

Contact us

Would you and your company like to inspire young people and your future workforce? Find out more on our careers hub website.

If you are involved in careers education at a school or college, the Careers Hub offers a wide range of information and resources to help you make the most of your careers programme. To request a log in to access all the resources, please contact: careershub.east@redbridge.gov.uk.

Other ways to get involved

  • Volunteer through ‘Give an Hour’ and support one-off careers events in schools. You will be notified of the events and can choose if you wish to get involved.
  • Join more than 300 businesses UK wide who want to help improve the lives of young people by becoming a cornerstone employer.

Find out more

⇒ Read the latest news from the Careers Hub East team.

Our Careers Hub is funded by the Greater London Authority and Careers and Enterprise Company.

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Further reading

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