The 20th Annual National ‘CEIAG in Schools’ conference reported opposite was the final one to be run by me.  From 2018 the event will be run by the Career Development Institute (CDI) and the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby, working together.  The first such conference under the new arrangement has been called the National Career Education and Learning Conference, and will be held in Derby on 12 and 13 July 2018.  Look out for further details as they emerge on the two organisations’ websites: and

I continue to lead courses for other organisations, notably the CDI and COA (

An Introduction to Careers Leadership in Schools
(one-day course, CDI)

Getting Started on Careers Work in Schools
(one-day course, COA)




Feedback from the 2017 National ‘CEIAG in Schools’ Conference

The 20th national conference was held in November 2017, in York. A total of 52 delegates attended. 100% of delegates graded the conference as useful or very useful. They commented that the content was really useful, the speakers excellent and the programme motivating. They also welcomed the opportunity to network with colleagues.

Fantastic, friendly atmosphere to share ideas and thoughts”     

Plenary presentations

Helping bridge the gap from education to employment
- Kerry Senatore, Regional Lead, The Careers & Enterprise Company


Panel session on careers leaders in schools
- Introduced and chaired by David Andrews
- Ryan Gibson, National Facilitator, Gatsby Benchmarks pilot
- Louise Preston, Employability Manager, Teach First
- Jan Ellis, Chief Executive, Career Development Institute (CDI)

What’s really happening in the labour market? – navigating between myths and reality
- Wendy Hirsh, Visiting Professor, iCeGS, University of Derby and Principal Associate, Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

Evaluating the impact of CEIAG
- Tristram Hooley, Director of Research, The Careers & Enterprise Company & Marian Morris, Director SQW and formerly Principal Research Officer at NFER

Looking back as well as looking forward: reflecting on four decades of work on careers
- David Andrews


Case studies from:

·         Brannel School, Cornwall

·         Cumbria Education Trust

·         Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Career Companion

Accredited CPD and qualifications



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