London's Careers Clusters
There are 12 Careers Clusters in London which work with senior leadership teams in secondary schools and further education colleges to help design high quality careers guidance for pupils.
The purpose of Careers Clusters is to:
encourage schools to try different employer-based activities for pupils
help teachers understand London's job opportunities
support pupils into work placements and internships
The Careers Clusters have been funded by the European Social Fund and are contract managed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. 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
The clusters have all worked with Project Oracle to achieve Standard 1 validation of their theories of change and evaluation plans.
Career Tree has also submitted an application to establish a Careers Cluster in the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lewisham.