The Gatsby Benchmarks – our commitment to learners
The eight Gatsby Benchmarks provide a framework around which secondary schools and colleges can develop and improve their careers programme. They are used to form the basis of best practice in careers guidance, information and advice.
We are committed to meeting all eight of the benchmarks to ensure all our learners receive high quality careers guidance and can make well-informed decisions about their future. Through several national pilot schemes, the Benchmarks have been proven to raise the aspirations of young people and prepare each learner to be as work ready as they possibly can.
What we offer
Our qualified and experienced careers advisors offer professional, impartial and confidential advice and guidance to current students and prospective applicants.
- Impartial guidance interviews
- Help with choosing the right course, researching careers, applying to university and preparing to look for jobs
- A drop-in, telephone and email information, advice and guidance service
- Referral to external organisations or other college support services.
This will help you to understand more about courses, career choices and the range of opportunities available to you.
Book an appointment
Not a college student yet?
Members of the Careers Advice and Guidance team are available to discuss your course and career options. You can drop-in to The Learning Exchange, Roscoe Street (L1 9DW) Wednesday to Friday from 10am – 3pm. Book an appointment slot here
Evening appointments for Year 11 School Pupils
Bookable career guidance appointments are also available for young people in year 11 at school. Parents and carers are welcome to attend.
Appointments are available every Tuesday between 4-6pm
Drop in to any college centre and speak to a careers advisor, or drop into the Learning Exchange on Roscoe Street (L1 9DW) Monday to Friday.
The Careers Advice and Guidance team is available all week 10am-3pm for both prospective and current students. Drop into the Learning Exchange, Roscoe Street, L1 9DW Monday to Friday from 10am – 3pm.
Themed Careers Guidance
In addition to offering personal careers guidance interviews to all college learners, the Careers Advice and Guidance team organise a range of wider careers and employability activities, including:
- Presentations by a range of employers, universities and partners
- Employability workshops
- Annual careers fair
- Bespoke cross-college careers events.
The Careers Programme provides an insight into the activities on offer this year. However, other activities will be delivered in collaboration with individual departments to meet the needs of all students.
Download the 2023-24 Careers Programme HERE