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Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub provides individual tailored support to 58 local schools and colleges helping them achieve the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks. The Benchmarks define what world class careers provision in education looks like and provide a clear framework for organising the careers provision in schools and colleges.

The Benchmarks were developed on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation by Sir John Holman and are enshrined in statutory guidance.


In addition to the resources in the Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Leaders SharePoint site, schools and colleges can use the links below to access resources in the Careers and Enterprise Company’s Resource Directory: 

Benchmark 1 - A stable careers programme ​

Benchmark 2 - Learning from careers and labour market information

Benchmark 3 - Addressing the needs of each student

Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers

Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees

Benchmark 6 - Experiences of workplaces

Benchmark 7 - Encounters with further and higher education

Benchmark 8 - Personal guidance

Key Stage 3 resources

Key Stage 4 resources

Further Education and skills


We want every young person to access modern, 21st century careers education, no matter what their background or circumstance. We work with special schools and specialist colleges across Swindon and Wiltshire, as well as with Careers Leaders who design and deliver careers education programmes tailored to the needs of young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream schools and colleges.

The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC), Careers Hubs and other partners have developed a wide range of resources to support the careers development of young people with SEND. You can access the resources by visiting the CEC’s Resource Directory.

Labour Market Information (LMI)

Labour market information (LMI) includes information on employment trends; education and training options; and jobs, careers pathways and progression routes. Visit our LMI page to find information about employment, education and training in Swindon and Wiltshire and links to useful websites and resources.

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