The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks ensure that every young person in Worcestershire aged 13 and over will receive exposure to local employers in order to gain a greater understanding of the world of work.

The benchmarks also offer individualised information, advice and guidance around a range of post 16 education offers, from sixth form to technical college to university and apprenticeships, enabling young people to make informed choices about their future.

School Support

Download the School Activity Support Guide

Find out more about the Gatsby Benchmarks

Click on the eight benchmarks below to read more information about that benchmark and to access resources that will support careers leaders in the delivery of the benchmark in their educational establishment.

Please note resources are password protected. For password access please email:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During the difficult period we are all facing due to the impact of Coronavirus (Covid 19) we fully appreciate the challenge that some Educational establishments across Worcestershire may be having in continuing to provide careers related activities for their students to undertake whilst they are working from home.  In order to support you to overcome this challenge the Worcestershire Careers Hub delivery team have developed a range of additional resources and activities that careers leaders may wish to share with students via the remote working mechanisms they have in place.

These resources cover both KS3 and KS4 students and have been developed in such a way that the activity can be completed using the ”Free Text” entry boxes on a computer or printed to be used within a classroom environment. The resources are available below under the Gatsby Benchmark they support.


Download the guide for Benchmark 1

A stable careers

School resources for Benchmark 1

Download the guide for Benchmark 2

Learning from labour market information

School resources for Benchmark 2

Become website

Addressing the needs of each pupil

School resources for Benchmark 3

Download the guide for Benchmark 4

Linking curriculum learning to careers

School resources for Benchmark 4

Become website

Encounters with employers and employees

School resources for Benchmark 5

Download the guide for Benchmark 6

of workplaces

School resources for Benchmark 6

Download the guide for Benchmark 7

Encounters with further and higher education

School resources for Benchmark 7

Worcestershire Employer offers

Worcestershire Cornerstone Employer Offers (Benchmark 5)

Worcestershire Employer Support Offers

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