Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Encounters with further and higher education

Skills fairs, careers fairs, options and open evenings

Gatsby Benchmark 7

"All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace."

Gatsby summary

  • By the age of 16, has every pupil had a meaningful encounter with a post-16 education provider?
  • Did this include the opportunity to meet both staff and students?
  • By the age of 18, have all pupils considering applying for university had at least two visits to universities to meet staff and students?

We enable your students to participate virtually or face-to-face in:

  • One-to-one guidance
  • Group work including post-16 options, post-18 options and higher education options
  • Careers fairs

Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges


  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location

Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • Head of Sixth Form
  • Head of Pastoral Care


"I enjoyed talking about my possible career path and gained more knowledge about it too.” Stevenage student, 2019