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Career Connect’s Education and Business team attended the national Schools and Academies Show – the UK's leading education policy event – at Birmingham NEC on Thursday 17 November 2022.  Our team was there to promote the wide range of services we offer to help UK schools and colleges to meet statutory requirements and the Gatsby benchmarks.

The Schools and Academies Show brings together the education sector’s most decorated and influential speakers, to share their knowledge, expertise and ‘best practice’ on how schools, academies and multi-academy trusts can overcome the biggest challenges facing education.

Visitors to our stand had the opportunity to speak to our resident experts about the range of school careers services we offer – many of which can be delivered nationally and virtually – and discover how we help schools meet Gatsby benchmarks and other statutory requirements. Our team was also able to offer advice and guidance about the Quality in Careers Standard, training and CPD for careers leaders and other school staff, work experience placements, careers coaching sessions and CEIAG consultancy.

Those attending the show were also among the first to get an exclusive demonstration of Get Connected, Career Connect’s brand-new CEIAG platform. Get Connected combines year-group-specific activities to support pupils’ individual journeys, along with tools to assist teachers including tracking, labour market information and careers lesson plans.


Schools and Academies Show

(L-R) Paul Williams, Carmel Skidmore, Amy Blakemore and Chloe Elliott from the Career Connect Education Business Team

Sheila Clark, Deputy CEO of Career Connect, said: “The Schools and Academies show is a key event for the education sector, and we were very excited to be part of it this year. We’ve had meaningful face-to-face conversations with careers leaders from across the UK, hearing their ideas and sharing our expertise about the current careers education landscape.  We’re looking forward to following up on those conversations and helping many more UK schools and colleges to improve the careers education services they offer to students.”

To discuss how Career Connect can help your school deliver a world-class careers education programme, please contact Amy Blakemore from our Education and Business Team via [email protected].

You can also visit our Education and Business website at for more information. 


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