Get started

Find out more about how we can help educators and businesses come together to improve careers guidance and support young people.

About the Benchmarks

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.

Tools for educators

Are you a school or college leader looking to improve careers guidance? Explore a range of useful resources to support your school or college to provide good-quality career guidance.

Information for businesses

Are you a business that wants to work with schools and young people to support future careers? Find out more about how skills and employability are key to bringing more and better jobs to the North East.

Information and resources

Find out more about our directory, resources, and events.


We’ve collated a list of providers and organisations who can help to inspire and provide young people with an insight to the world of work.


Explore trusted, high quality resources from a variety of sources to support your planning and progress towards delivering the benchmarks.

Audit Tool

Our audit tool gives Careers Leaders the opportunity to analyse your school’s strengths and weaknesses with regards to your whole school careers provision. 



Browse the latest upcoming events that could support you to deliver the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks.

Featured news and case studies

Helping children to dream big

From the age of 4, children start to make limiting decisions about who they can be when they grow up. By five and six, children are beginning to narrow their...