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Who are we?

Careers Hubs are a central part of the government’s Careers Strategy  and Statutory Guidance for School Leaders.  The aim is to help all secondary schools and colleges implement high quality careers guidance to help young people make more informed decisions around their future choices.

Our role is to link secondary schools and colleges in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to local employers and help them deliver high quality careers support for students by:


  • Building Networks: linking schools and colleges to a high calibre business volunteers (known as Enterprise Advisers) and other career providers through the Careers Hub.
  • Supporting Careers Leaders: providing training and support for Careers Leaders in schools and colleges.
  • Backing the Gatsby Benchmarks: supporting implementation of a best practice standard for careers support, the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, by the end of 2020.


Our team of Enterprise Coordinators work across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to join the dots between business and education.

The team match an Enterprise Adviser (EA) with one of our 40 secondary schools or colleges, to support a careers leader with the implementation of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.

The EA and Careers Leader work together to create a high quality careers plan, to increase employer engagement, embed careers into the curriculum and effectively informs students of their options.

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What are Enterprise Advisers?

Enterprise Advisers are high calibre business volunteers from local businesses who use their knowledge to support their matched school / college  to develop an effective careers plan and to create opportunities with their business contacts in the area.

What are Enterprise Coordinators?

Enterprise Coordinators are trained professionals who work with clusters of schools and colleges to build careers plans and make connections with local business volunteers, known as Enterprise Advisers.

What are Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define world-class career guidance and were developed on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation by Sir John Holman as part of an international study.

Sir John Holman visited six international locations, analysed good practice in English schools and carried out a comprehensive review of current literature. He then wrote the The Good Career Guidance Report which identifies the set of eight benchmarks that schools can use as a framework for improving their careers provision. These benchmarks have been well received by schools, government and a wide range of stakeholders.