London Ambitions: Shaping a successful careers offer for all young Londoners.
London Ambitions Careers Offer
London is a truly global city that opens up huge opportunities for young Londoners, but also big challenges. Young Londoners are competing for jobs and career openings not just with each other but with people across the UK and much of the rest of the world. To succeed in London and/or beyond, they need to be prepared – and they are entitled to that support.
Through the London Enterprise Panel and with London Councils, we have developed the London Ambitions Careers Offer Framework to help schools and colleges provide a high quality careers education programme for their students. The GLA is leading the development of three projects that will help schools work effectively with business.
There are twelve Careers Clusters in London which have been funded by the European Social Fund for two years. They work with senior leadership teams in secondary schools and further education colleges to help design high quality careers guidance offers for pupils. They:
- try out different employer-based activities for pupils
- help teachers to understand London's job opportunities
- support pupils into work placements and internships
Nine of the clusters have a purely geographic focus, working with schools and colleges in particular locations. The other three are also sector-based, focussing on these industry areas:
- creative and digital
- food and accommodation