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Luton Borough Council

Careers Hub Luton


To prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work.

Careers Hub Luton has been funded for a year to pilot and test whether being part of a hub helps schools and colleges to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks and ultimately improve outcomes for young people. The role is to build a community of practice in the hub area and to ensure that schools and colleges have a shared vision of how they will work together to improve careers education for young people and ultimately be the single point of contact for employers and providers to engage with the education sector. Our aim is to improve careers provision across the town, by integrating careers into to the curriculum, helping to ensure students are work ready, with a good awareness of the careers and skills set needed to have a rewarding career.

The Careers Hub is part of the Government’s Careers Strategy which has been implemented nationally to support secondary schools and colleges in implementing a 'good' standard of careers education.

Careers Hub Luton will work with 25 schools and colleges and will extend its boundaries including schools in the Dunstable and Houghton Regis area. (17 Luton, 8 Dunstable and Houghton Regis) The hub will have access to support and funding to help school and colleges to meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of excellent careers education. This includes:

  • a ‘Hub Lead’ to help coordinate activity and build networks
  • access to bursaries for individual schools and colleges to train ‘careers leaders’
  • Central Hub Fund
  • Enterprise Coordinator to work with school and colleges to develop their career provision plans
  • Enterprise Advisers - volunteer from businesses to add value to careers provision
  • Cornerstone Employers - ambassadors, focusing on sustainability and commitment

Careers Hub Luton will:

  • help businesses to work with schools to improve workplace skills
  • raise awareness of local businesses in secondary schools/colleges
  • provide high quality case studies and resources to improve careers provision
  • have a central events calendar showcasing the latest events from local businesses and school/college
  • support careers leaders in schools/colleges

Careers Hub Luton will compliment and dovetail on the work already being undertaken by the 14-19 team like the:

  • 16x16 programme
  • Luton Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Framework (LCF)
  • Luton Career Network (LCN)
  • Business Education and Skills Partnership (BESP)
  • Primary Careers etc.

Careers Hub Luton is working in partnership with:

If you would like to support local schools/colleges with employer engagement activities or would like more information about Careers Hub Luton please contact:

Sajda Rauf
Hub Lead
[email protected]
Julie Lockwood
Enterprise Coordinator
[email protected]

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