Careers Hubs are a central part of the Government’s Careers Strategy. The strategy aims to improve careers education and help prepare young people for the world of work.
The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education, said:
“It is so important that young people get to know about a range of different jobs and careers so they can see the possible opportunities out there. Good careers education is such a valuable asset that helps children to explore future possibilities and go on to lead happy rewarding lives."
“Careers Hubs bring together schools, colleges, universities and employers to share their expertise and improve the careers education on offer to make sure young people have the information they need to make the most of their talents."
“This investment will give thousands more young people access to expert careers support as they take those first exciting steps into their future.”
The Swindon & Wiltshire Careers Hub, like others across the country, has access to support and funding to help them meet high standards of careers education. Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) were invited to lead bids to establish Careers Hubs.
“I am delighted that our bid was successful as it will enable the Swindon & Wiltshire Careers Hub to extend the good work that is already happening between schools and employers, so that together we provide the workforce and skills needed now and in the future for strong economic growth.”