• Revealed: The 19 areas splitting £2.5m in careers hubs funding

    The government has announced the names of 19 areas that will join its careers hubs programme, but they will split just half the amount of money handed out in the first round. Damian Hinds, the education secretary, said today that £2.5 million will go to 19 local enterprise partnerships across England. Between them they will

    0.01 May. 20th, 2019 | News

  • Careers and Enterprise Company blasted over £200k conference spend

    The Careers and Enterprise Company has been blasted for spending more than £200,000 on two conferences after MPs demanded to know why private sponsorship for such events was not sought instead. The organisation, which was grilled by the education select committee in May over its spending, had a second hearing with MPs this morning, with

    13.19 Nov. 21st, 2018 | News

  • Names of over 60 colleges involved in new careers hubs revealed

    The names of more than 60 FE colleges set to play key roles in new hubs, which the education secretary Damian Hinds has said will transform careers education across England, have been unveiled. But question marks have been raised over how viable it will be for the colleges to implement the required changes, as the

    0.01 Jul. 11th, 2018 | News

  • Careers and Enterprise Company agrees to publish board minutes

    The Careers and Enterprise Company has responded to savage criticism from MPs over secrecy by finally agreeing to publish its board minutes. Its chair Christine Hodgson and chief executive Claudia Harris were grilled in May over the CEC’s lack of transparency, during a bruising appearance before the Commons education select committee, where CEC was called an “over-bloated quango”. The

    8.00 Jul. 9th, 2018 | News

  • Careers and Enterprise Company begs ‘friends’ for positive tweets following criticism from MPs

    Supporters of the Careers and Enterprise Company have been urged to tweet their backing for the under-fire organisation after MPs questioned its impact and transparency. In an email sent to “friends” of the organisation and seen by FE Week, Claudia Harris, the company’s chief executive, asks supporters to “join us on twitter tomorrow to celebrate

    10.54 May. 17th, 2018 | News

  • Careers and Enterprise Company slammed for multimillion-pound research spending

    The Careers and Enterprise Company has been heavily criticised for spending almost £1 million on research and not on frontline guidance for learners. During a bruising appearance before the Commons education select committee, where CEC was called an “overbloated quango”, its chair Christine Hodgson admitted that £900,000 had been spent on research since it was

    13.56 May. 16th, 2018 | News

  • Careers company coverage a postcode lottery?

    A government-backed careers company does not cater to every college around the country, including the whole of London, FE Week has learned. We have repeatedly pressed the Careers and Enterprise Company, which was set up in July 2015 to connect young people with the world of work, for details of the colleges that it works

    14.00 Dec. 2nd, 2016 | News