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Vocational Guidance

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL1095, tabled on 14 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect career hubs to be established in every part of England; and what plans they have to support such expansion.

Answered on

28 June 2021

Working through a partnership approach, careers hubs bring together secondary schools, colleges, employers, Local Enterprise Partnerships and other organisations to drive accelerated improvements in careers education and improve skills and opportunities for young people. Currently, more than 2,260 schools and colleges (45%) are in careers hubs.

In the Skills for Jobs white paper, we confirmed our ambition to extend access to careers hubs to all secondary schools and colleges in England. We intend to continue to increase coverage this financial year to include over 3,300 schools and colleges so that more (approximately 67% of) schools and colleges can benefit from government-funded careers support. This will continue to accelerate the progress of all schools and colleges towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks so that all young people are equipped to make informed career and learning decisions.

We intend to continue to expand in future years and the pace of expansion will depend on the outcome of Spending Review.