Our goal is for all North East schools and colleges to be achieving the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks by 2024. By doing this, every young person should be able to identify routes to a successful working life, make more informed decisions about their future and be better prepared for the workplace.
Ensuring young people have the skills required for the future North East workforce is fundamental to our economic growth, underpinning our aim of driving an uplift of 100,000 more and better jobs by 2024.
The North East Ambition Programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund.
Through six international visits, analysis of good practice in English schools and a comprehensive review of current literature, a set of eight benchmarks covering different dimensions of good career guidance was identified.
We have worked closely with Careers Leaders over the region to produce a number of tools and guides. These resources will assist educators in working towards achieving all eight of the benchmarks within their schools.
Access North East-focused Labour Market Information videos and adaptable resources that you can use to enhance your careers programme.Plan your lessons
We have compiled a directory of useful links to organisations, information, products and programmes that schools and employers can use to achieve their North East Ambition. This is searchable by benchmark and key stage.Browse the directory
The North East Ambition team are always happy to answer any questions or help with any concerns you may have around establishing the Good Careers Guidance Benchmarks in your school.