Over 170 people gathered at Nottingham Castle this week to find out more about the recently launched Nottinghamshire South Careers Hub – a joint venture between D2N2 LEP, Futures and the Careers and Enterprise Company.
The event was attended by young people from several local schools and academies along with representatives from The Hub’s Cornerstone Employers including Coca-Cola, Ideagen, The Nottingham and J Tomlinson.
The new Hub brings together school staff, particularly those who lead on careers education, and provides them with additional support, resources and training for their schools to deliver “modern, 21st century careers education for every child, no matter their background or circumstance”.
The D2N2 Careers Hub ensures each member school has a fit-for-purpose strategic careers plan, while delivering a range of experience event and programmes for young people to access, made possible by the backing of our supporting employers.
By linking the schools with employers, Further Education colleges and apprenticeship and in-work training providers, the Careers Hub makes sure young people know about the options available to them after they leave education, and the different jobs and career paths they might choose to take.
Research carried out by The Careers & Enterprise Company shows that schools and colleges which are part of a Careers Hub deliver more support to students, have stronger links with local employers, offer more work experience opportunities and develop innovative ways of linking the curriculum with different jobs a student could go on to do.
D2N2 LEP has operated a Careers Hub in the south of Derby since 2019 and the success of this led to funding being agreed by the Careers and Enterprise company for the creation of a further three hubs from September last year. The scheme now covers all of the D2N2 region and supports over 92,000 young people from 150 secondary schools and colleges.