The Humber Careers Hub is a group of 26 secondary schools and colleges from across the Humber region, who are working together alongside with partners in the business, public, education and voluntary sectors to deliver the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are internationally developed indicators of good careers guidance and when fully embedded in schools and colleges, they ensure that careers outcomes are improved for all young people. Read more here: https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/schools-colleges/careers-hubs

The Humber Carers Hub is one of 40 Careers Hubs nationally; funded through the Careers and Enterprise Company and secured through a competitive process.  All schools and colleges within the Humber Careers Hub have a shared vision of how they want to improve outcomes for the young people in their area.

Schools and colleges in the Hub have access to regular updates around careers education, termly meetings as a collective group, online resources and the support of an Enterprise Coordinator and Careers Hub Lead.  The Humber Careers Hub is supported by all four Local Authorities in the Humber region.   North Lincolnshire Council, Hull City Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and East Riding Council along with the Humber LEP.

All schools in the Careers Hub are partnered with a senior member from a local business, called an Enterprise Advisor.  This partnership builds on the Humber Enterprise Advisor Network which connects schools and colleges with employers and careers programme providers, supporting them to work collaboratively to provide young people with effective and high-quality encounters with the world of work.

In the Humber Careers Hub, we have some exceptional partnerships where Enterprise Advisors are working at a strategic level with Careers Leaders in schools to improve employability skills and careers education.

Rob MacNaught is a HR Business Partner from RB in Hull and is partnered with Beverley Grammar School.  Rob said: “The benefits of being an Enterprise Advisor are building your own personal network, developing business partnering skills and making an impact on young peoples’ lives. For RB, it has helped us raise the profile of the organisation in the local area and allowed us to promote the vast array of roles that we have within our organisation.”

Rob is now using his network to lead on a cross Humber activity with other EAs to develop employability skills in young people.