Careers Leader

Every school and college delivering secondary education must have a named Careers Leader. These leaders have responsibility for delivering the school's careers programme.

The Career Leader should, amongst other things be ensuring that the school:

  • has a good careers programme that meets the expectations set out in the Gatsby Benchmarks 
  • has published on its website details of its careers programme and arrangements for providers of technical education or apprenticeships to talk to pupils
  • is tracking the destinations of young people from the school and that this information is used to improve the effectiveness of the school’s careers programme.

The Career & Enterprise Company (CEC) has produced guides to 'Understanding the Careers Leader role' in both secondary schools and colleges these outline the role and provide advice to schools on how best to identify someone to fill it. The guide also includes key principles and suggestions for developing the role, as well as practical case studies of Careers Leaders already working in schools.

The CEC also provides online training and training bursaries for up to 1,500 Careers Leaders in schools and colleges across England. New registrations for the bursaries will be accepted up to December 2019 and will be allocated subject to the availability of space on each course.

Information on the statutory guidance from the DfE.

Contact Waltham Forest's Careers Service 


Last update: Tuesday 5th of March 2019 11:01:05 AM