Improving Careers Services in schools and colleges

We are determined to instil in Hastings’ young people, the belief that they are capable of succeeding in their chosen employment paths. We know that employer encounters matter. Research from the Education and Employers Taskforce shows that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is five times less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training, and can earn up to 16% more during their career.

The Careers & Enterprise Company has made a commitment for all secondary school and college pupils in Hastings to receive at least four meaningful encounters with employers.

We have identified ‘Cornerstone Employers’ within Hastings that will encourage other employers and the wider business community to get involved in supporting Hastings young people through initiatives which include:

  • Hosting young people at their place of work
  • Careers influenced activities
  • Seminars with young people
  • Professionals giving sessions in schools

The ‘Cornerstone Employers’ are:

The Jerwood Gallery

Marshall Tufflex

Let’s Do Business Group

Talkative Online / Be the Change

Hastings Direct

Hastings Borough Council

East Sussex County Council