November 7th 2017 | The Congress Centre, London WC1B 3LS

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Tuesday, 7 November, 2017




Registration and morning refreshments


Morning chair's introduction

Steve Stewart, CEO, Careers England


Government address and Q&A

The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills and Minister for Women, DfE


The Policy Picture

  • Update on the Careers Strategy: what will it mean in your setting
  • Creating a system from post-primary to post-employment that works for all young people
  • Role of schools; statutory requirements and beyond
  • Building Social Mobility into the system and championing the life chances of all pupil groups
  • Assessing the impact of Brexit

Seamus Nevin, Head of Employment and Skills Policy, Institute of Directors

David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

Mark Dawe, CEO, AELP


Coffee Break


National Framework, Local Delivery

  • Increasing devolution; making the most of regional structures
  • What does a lifelong careers guidance structure look like?
  • Embedding careers provision with local business: the role of the Careers & Enterprise Company

Tristram Hooley, Director of Research, The Careers & Enterprise Company

Joe Billington, Deputy Director, National Apprenticeship Service


Networking Lunch


Afternoon Keynote


What does Good look like?

  • Benchmarking success: one year into the Gatsby pilot schools
  • Quality, consistency and markers of good careers advice
  • Excellence across the country: quality provision in all schools, colleges and sixth forms
  • Simplifying the system: creating a unified route to outstanding

Ryan Gibson, National Facilitator: Career Benchmarks Pilot, North East LEP

Paul Chubb, Director, Quality in Careers Standard

Jane O’Hagan, Senior Assistant Head & Sarita Mistry, Careers Leader, Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College


Coffee Break


Issues on the frontline

  • Careers leadership in schools
  • Addressing a declining workforce: the need for more qualified careers professionals
  • Exploring apprenticeships in CEIAG provision

David Andrews, Careers Education and Guidance Consultant


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