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Careers Hub Summit 2024

On 18th January 2024 we held the annual Careers Hub Summit 2024 and celebrated our fifth birthday. All resources, delegate lists and keynote speeches can be found below.

On the 18th of January over 100 representatives from education and the business community came together to Celebrate the fifth birthday of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Careers Hub at their annual Hub Summit.

The Careers Hub’s aim is to help all secondary schools and colleges implement high quality careers guidance so young people make more informed decisions around their future choices and businesses have access to a pipeline of young talent.

The Careers Hub summit has been attracting a wide audience from business and education and this year’s event presented an opportunity to reflect on the hub’s impact to date and the work that still needs to be done.

In the past 5 years, more than 40 Careers Leaders have been trained to deliver ambitious plans for their schools and colleges and are making great progress against national benchmarks of quality, feedback from students also indicates that they are becoming more career ready too. Careers programmes being delivered is more in line with both labour market needs and those of individual students.

David Barton, Executive officer, Cornwall Association or Secondary Heads said:

‘It’s great to see the Careers Hub go from strength to strength and the opportunity at the annual careers summit for businesses to network with education settings is as invaluable as ever. Hearing how different schools are approaching careers education is always interesting and valuable. CASH will continue to support and drive this work.’

Stacey Sleeman, the People and Prosperity Manager for Cornwall Council delivered the closing address at the Summit. She said:

“We are determined that Cornwall is and will be a brilliant place for children to grow up in a thriving and sustainable county that offers a secure home, a decent income and a great environment for all. And bringing together senior leaders from Cornwall’s businesses, secondary Schools, colleges, training providers and wider stakeholders ensures that we are ambitious for both our young people and our business community.”

Hearing from young people is what brings careers work to life, Kian who is on a supported internship said:

‘People like me struggle to find work, but my supported internship has helped me get some really good experiences. I didn’t know what I was interested in before but trying lots of different things has helped me find what I’m really interested in and hopefully this year I’ll find a job in my favourite sector.’

Nicola Hall, Director of Education, Careers and Enterprise Company delivered a keynote address at the event. She said:

‘If we can embed careers in the curriculum that is delivered by career curious teachers a young person between year 7-13 could have 10,000 opportunities to connect with careers.’

Inspiring was the overwhelming feedback from those at the event, sharing experiences, expertise and best practice throughout the day. Carrie Childs said:

‘Our aim is to change the commonly held narrative that Cornwall is a Career limiting place to live and showcase the great opportunities that exist here in industries including hospitality, the creative sector, digital technologies, construction, engineering and renewable energies. For the first time, we are starting to see some alignment between the aspirations of young people and the opportunities available to them, I am excited to keep building upon the work to date.’

We have made available the delegate list for the Careers Hub Summit 2024.

This page is a closed page, and only colleagues who have been given a link are able to access it.

Below you will find the agenda for the day.

Careers Hub Summit 2024 Agenda

09.00 – 09.20         Arrivals

09.20 – 10.10          Introduction and Careers Hub address

10.10 – 10.50           Lightning Talks – round 1

10.50 – 11.20           Refreshment break

11.30 – 12.00           Keynote Address – Nicola Hall, Director of Education, CEC

12.00 – 12.30           Lightning talks – round 2

12.30 – 13.00           Youth Ambassadors

13.00 – 13.30           Closing Remarks

13.30 – 14.30           Lunch and networking

Display stands

Huge thanks for all of the stand attendees offering information and resources to the delegates. Utilise the links to access more information.



Cyber First

Software Cornwall

Tech Girls

Cornwall Hospitality Collective

Cornwall Integrated Care Partnership

Screen Cornwall and Creative UK and check out the New Creatives page

Springboard UK



Young Enterprise

Neon (could not attend but provided resources)

Skillsbuilder (could not attend but offered resources)

Photos of the event