November 12th 2019 | Central London

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Registration, refreshments and networking


Chair's Introduction

Chair: Katharine Horler OBE, Chair, Careers England (Confirmed)


Keynote address and Q&A


Headline sponsor address 


An update of careers education in England​

  • The role of the Careers Enterprise Company in 2019/2020
  • Meeting the 2020 Careers Strategy goals

Speaker: John Yarham, Deputy CEO, The Careers & Enterprise Company (Confirmed)


Refreshments and networking


Understanding the changes to the Ofsted framework

  • What the changes mean for your organisation in practice
  • What you need to do to prepare for the new inspections


The progress of Careers Hubs since their 2018 launch

  • Developing a shared vision to improve the outcomes for young people in your area
  • Tools and strategies for monitoring and adapting collaboratively to ensure the Gatsby Benchmarks are met

Speaker: Angela Moore, Black Country Careers Hub Manager (Confirmed)

Speaker: Gerarde Manley, Leicester & Leicestershire Careers Hub (Confirmed)


Lunch and networking


Chair's afternoon remarks

Chair: Steve Stewart OBE, Executive Director, Careers England (Confirmed)


Co-Sponsorship address

Unifrog's social mission is to level the playing field when it comes to young people finding the best opportunities for them. Supporting over 2000 schools in working towards all 8 of the Gatsby Benchmarks, Unifrog will be discussing how to support students from all backgrounds across Year 7 to Year 13 in getting on to get to their best next steps and support careers professionals in centralising the CEIAG process in school.

Speaker: Charley Fowler, Area Manager & Gatsby Champion, Unifrog (Confirmed)


Delivering an exceptional careers service​

  • Tips on engaging with young people and supporting them throughout the careers service into employment
  • Techniques to involve employers in the service to better understand current and potential future career opportunities

Speaker: Sandra Cheyne, Career Management Skills Policy and Professional Practise Manager, Skills Development Scotland (Confirmed)

Speaker: Senior Representative, Careers Wales (Confirmed)

Speaker: Charley Fowler, Area Manager & Gatsby Champion, Unifrog (Confirmed)


Refreshments and networking


Delivering the Gatsby Benchmarks

Speaker: Sir John Holman, Senior Adviser, The Gatsby Foundation (Confirmed)


The Quality in Careers Standard in 2019

  • Ensuring your careers programme meets the requirements
  • Key objectives your organisation should prioritise to secure the Standard

Speaker: Paul Chubb, Director, Quality in Careers Standard (Confirmed)


Realising your careers goals

  • Lessons learnt in providing a careers service that achieves all eight Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Tools and techniques to overcome challenges in engagement with students and organisations

Speaker: Mrs Pippa Gibbs, Head of Careers and HE, Oakham School (Confirmed)


Chair's closing remarks

Chair: Steve Stewart OBE, Executive Director, Careers England (Confirmed)

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice