New Career Guidance Rules

The DFE expects every college to begin to offer every learner at least two “meaningful encounters” with an employer each year and should meet this in full by the end of 2020. This could for example involve students attending careers events, participating in CV workshops and mock interviews, mentoring, employer delivered employability workshops or business games and enterprise competitions. 

Colleges

6 Months

£10 / Per Student
  • Learning from careers and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each student
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Personal guidance.

Annually

£20 / Per Student
  • Learning from careers and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each student
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Personal guidance.
  • at £1.33/hr per GLH per student equates favourably with the cost of delivering a group hour of teaching

What mentees can expect

Contacts

At least three proactive contacts by their Work-Link Mentor over the year.

Interaction

Up to three interactions with the Work-Link Mentor every month.

Structured worksheets

Case Studies

See Case Studies page for examples of benefits for students

What colleges can expect

Support

Support for Tutors to maximise mentee participation

5/8 Gatsby Benchmarks

Contribution to 5 of the 8 Gatsby Career benchmarks

Survey Results

Two mentee satisfaction survey results

Evidence

Evidence of between 10 and 20 GLH towards Study Programme hours or 'Off the Job' time for apprentices

Safeguarding

Safeguarding legislation compliance

Cost-Effective

Cost effective support for students.