At BBEC we are committed to delivering a valuable careers programme to all our students as soon as they begin their secondary education.

The careers and enterprise provisions at BBEC have been audited using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool. Our report for 2017-2018 showed many outstanding provisions and positioned BBEC well above national comparisons with other schools.

Our annual aspirations evening is attended by an extensive range of more than 65 providers and business partners bringing together students, parents and governors to provide a comprehensive and aspirational evening of research and conversation about future career pathways.

Our provision is enhanced by our business and enterprise heritage and our ambitious STEM pipeline and links, namely our highly successful Design, Engineer and Construct (DEC) course integrated with our industry sponsors, Gleeds, as well as events for different year groups which are held throughout the year.

We are currently working towards achieving the Quality in Careers standard. This is a national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. All state-funded secondary schools are “strongly recommended” by the DfE to work towards, achieve and maintain this standard.

Labour Market Information is integrated into our bespoke careers tutorial programme.

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All our careers provision is tracked using Grofar and mapped against the CDI framework and Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure the highest quality of planning, outcomes and impacts for our students. In addition, students track their own personal careers provision in their school planners which has a dedicated section for them to record delivery of each of the benchmarks. We have also implemented all the recommendations from Getting Ready for Work (OFSTED 2016) whilst ensuring  that we adhere to the recent statutory guidance for CEIAG from the DfE Jan 2018.