Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Establishing a stable careers programme

Careers curriculum support, employer-led curriculum learning and work-related learning

Gatsby Benchmark 1

"Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers."

Gatsby summary

  • Does your school have a structured careers programme?
  • Is it published for the school community to see?
  • Is the programme regularly evaluated with feedback?

We will work with you face-to-face or virtually to:

  • Embed careers education and employer engagement in the curriculum
  • Map provision against best practice frameworks (including the Investor in Careers quality award)
  • Develop systems to monitor and evaluate the careers programme
  • Write a career strategy/policy
  • Create a development plan
  • Produce best practice for careers pages on school website or VLE
  • Understand statutory duties and frameworks

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 this service?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • Curriculum Planners
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators


"Services for Young People were very supportive and developmental. Very helpful consultancy notes."

Careers Co-ordinator, Broxbourne, December, 2019