November 12th 2019 |

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Registration, refreshments and networking


Chair's Introduction 

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

Key announcement

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Director, DMH & Associates Ltd (Confirmed)


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)


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)


Refreshments and networking


Lessons from Ofsted

Speaker: Janet Colledge RCDP, Careers Education Consultant, Outstanding Careers (Confirmed)


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, Careers Hub Manager, Black Country Consortium Ltd. (Confirmed)

Speaker: Gerarde Manley, Careers Hub Manager, Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) (Confirmed)


Lunch and networking


Chair's afternoon remarks

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


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, National CIAG Policy & Professional Practice Lead, Skills Development Scotland, Scotland’s Skills Body and Scotland’s Careers Service (Confirmed)

Speaker: Nikki Lawrence, Careers Wales Chief Executive (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, MBE, Quality in Careers Director, The Quality in Careers Consortium (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