Gatsby Benchmarks 

What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools.

The government's Careers Strategy is built around them, and they make a great place to start for planning or improving your careers programme. 

 

Access guidance and resources for each of the Gatsby Benchmarks

Step One

Gatsby Benchmark 1

A stable careers programme

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Learning for career and labour market information

Gatsby Benchmark 2

Learning from labour market information

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Step Four

Gatsby Benchmark 3

Addressing the needs of every pupil 

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Step Four

Gatsby Benchmark 4

Linking curriculum learning to careers

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Step five

Gatsby Benchmark 5

Encounters with employers and employees

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Step Six

Gatsby Benchmark 6

Experiences of workplaces

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Step Six

Gatsby Benchmark 7

Encounters with further and higher education

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Step Six

Gatsby Benchmark 8

Personal guidance

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