• School 21 founder to lead Careers and Enterprise Company

    The founder and headteacher of School 21 in east London is the new chief executive of the Careers and Enterprise Company. Oli de Botton will officially take over at the head of the government-funded quango next year, replacing Claudia Harris, who left in July. The company said School 21 had “pioneered new ways of working

    14.10 Oct. 29th, 2020 | News

  • Claudia Harris to step down as Careers and Enterprise Company CEO

    The chief executive of the Careers and Enterprise Company is to step down to run a firm that supports mid-career switchers to train as software engineers. Claudia Harris, a former adviser to Tony Blair who was appointed as the CEC’s first leader five years ago, will leave this month to become CEO of Makers, a

    12.54 Jul. 17th, 2020 | News

  • Going for Gatsby: Schools report careers progress, but some areas lag behind

    Schools across England are reporting an improved picture of careers support, but some areas are still lagging behind despite nearly £100 million of government funding to boost provision. A state of the nation report by the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) shows that more schools are meeting the Gatsby benchmarks for good careers guidance, a

    0.01 Sep. 20th, 2019 | News

  • Careers and Enterprise Company will continue to rely on public cash, admits DfE

    The Careers and Enterprise Company will continue to be reliant on government handouts after ministers dropped their ambition for the quango to become self-sustaining. Announcing the creation of the company in 2014, former education secretary Nicky Morgan, said that “in the longer term the company will sustain itself”. But CEC’s new sustainability plan, seen by

    17.13 Apr. 26th, 2019 | News

  • Who were the winners of The Careers & Enterprise Company Annual Awards 2018?

    This week the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) celebrated the work of schools, colleges, businesses, and careers professionals with its annual awards ceremony for 2018. Over 200 nominations were accepted for the nine categories and the winners were chosen by panel of independent expert judges. “Across the country schools and colleges are making progress towards world class

    17.04 Jul. 4th, 2018 | News

  • Teachers shouldn't have to be careers advisers

    While teachers have an important role to play in inspiring pupils’ future careers, it’s wrongheaded to claim they should replace trained careers advisers, argues Denise Bertuchi In a column last week, Schools Week’s contributing editor Laura McInerney argued that teachers are the best careers advisers. While it’s true that many pupils find teachers a good

    5.00 May. 18th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Careers and Enterprise Company will face questions from MPs

    The parliamentary education committee will question the leaders of the government’s Careers Enterprise Company next week. Claudia Harris, the organisation’s chief executive, will appear alongside chair Christine Hodgson on Wednesday May 16. They will answer questions about the company’s role in the delivery of the government’s careers strategy and their wider work coordinating careers and enterprise support and guidance.

    16.41 May. 10th, 2018 | News

  • Doing great on Gatsby: What schools need to do to meet the eight careers benchmarks

    The Careers & Enterprise Company published its first official implementation plan this week, but what does it mean for schools? Samantha King reports. From September, schools will be required by law to publish details of their careers programmes, as well as having a named “careers leader” in place to oversee it all. By the end

    7.00 Apr. 15th, 2018 | Feature

  • Claudia Harris, CEO, Careers and Enterprise Company

    Claudia Harris, the CEO of the Careers and Enterprise Company, wants to give young people everywhere the kind of opportunities to network with employers that she was given herself during her teenage years at the prestigious St Paul’s independent school in London. “I was exposed to lots of very impressive-looking businesswomen who walked around and

    5.00 Mar. 6th, 2018 | Features

  • Careers and Enterprise Company doubles down on employer-mentor diversity

    The Careers and Enterprise Company is taking a second shot at recruiting a more diverse range of employer-mentors for young people, after its first attempt left many industries “still significantly underrepresented”. Its #UnexpectedMentor campaign launched in October 2017, to attract a new set of employer-mentors who represented the whole population. But despite investing £4 million

    7.00 Jan. 20th, 2018 | News

  • Six steps to create good volunteering programmes

    In preparation for #Iwillweek, Professor Tristram Hooley discusses the evidence on young people’s volunteering Young people are motivated by doing something to help others, to improve their community or to provide support for those less fortunate than themselves. Because of this lots of schools make opportunities available to young people to engage in volunteering and

    5.00 Nov. 20th, 2017 | Opinion