What is a Career Hub?

A Career Hub will:

  • Provide impartial advice and guidance on all education and training pathways ie academic, technical and apprenticeship routes
  • Enable young people and adults to get “hands on“ experience of the world of work through workshops and presentations from established local, national and international business leaders
  • Provide practical support with career management and employability skills, including job search, application and interview techniques, building resilience
  • Support employers source local talent
  • Raise the profile of technical education and apprenticeship routes

Each Career Hub will comprise:

  • Centre Manager
  • Registered Careers Advisers
  • Careers Education Adviser
  • Presentation/Exhibition space
  • Breakout rooms
  • Coffee shop/café facility
  • Reception
  • Office suite

Benefits for schools, colleges and education providers

Provide the opportunity to showcase the full range of academic, technical and apprenticeship routes on offer in the local area

Signpost young people and adults to the full range of facilities in the local area to support their progression into education, training and employment

Provide access to a modern, state of the art digital, flexible and creative learning environment to enhance the user’s experience

Demonstrate to quality inspectorates our total commitment and engagement to providing unbiased advice and guidance to enrolled users

Enrich the user experience with access to guest speakers, industrial visits, taster sessions, short courses and recruitment fairs

Qdos Career Hubs will be staffed by registered careers advisers and career education specialists, experts in their fields and knowledgeable about local industry and the labour market

Benefits for employers

Enable local businesses to meet with young people and adults to provide advice, support and encouragement in their career journey

Provide the opportunity for employers to work with young people and adults on projects and activities, both remotely through streamed technology and face to face, which will lead to longer term engagement

Provide employers with better informed applicants, encouraging employers to interview Hub users for placements, apprenticeship programmes and jobs

Run local recruitment fairs allowing employers to source and recruit local talent

Offer a new venue for employer-led short courses, particularly in areas of skills shortage such as digital skills


For Young People and Adults

A new community careers hub providing place and space specifically to meet with employers, gain
greater insight into their needs and the opportunities they offer, at the same time as gaining practical
support with job applications, CV writing and interview preparation.

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