One of the most time-consuming aspects of being a careers leader (if done well) is ensuring that there is a sufficient flow of employer and HE/FE engagements taking place in your school. As if that wasn’t difficult enough you need to make sure they are meaningful and of good quality, on top of ensuring every child receives at least one engagement each year of their secondary career. Phew, there aren’t enough hours in the day!
To be frank, the initial effort in putting together a network of employer/HE/FE contacts is huge, but it pays off in the long run and becomes less onerous as time goes on. Here are my tips, gleaned from many years delivering CEIAG in schools.