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The New Anglia Careers Hub brings together local schools, colleges, employers, and providers to help every young person across Norfolk and Suffolk find their best next step! We provide support to 137 schools and colleges across New Anglia helping them achieve the Gatsby benchmarks and facilitate the sharing of best practice to improve and enhance careers education.

We work in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company and The European Social Fund (EFS) who jointly fund us.
Careers Hubs are an important part of the careers education infrastructure for 11–18-year-olds in England. You can view our Careers Hub Provider Access Policy here.
To find out more about our work, local opportunities or to become an Enterprise Adviser, please email [email protected]. You can speak directly to David Ladbrook, who is our Careers Hub Strategic Lead, on 07881 656856 or email him at [email protected].

Case Study - Hewett Academy

‘Employer engagement has made the single biggest impact in my school, we’ve gone from shrugs to aspirations and our teachers have noticed a difference in lessons’ – Careers Lead, Hewett Academy

We support 138 secondary schools and colleges across New Anglia to help them achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks and strengthen links
between education providers and business. Every school and college in the Careers Hub work alongside a dedicated Enterprise Coordinator and Enterprise Adviser who will support the development of careers activity and promote key sectors within our region, as identified in our Economic Strategy.

Our work:

  • Creates powerful links between education and the local business
  • Helps schools and colleges meet OFSTED requirements for Careers Education, Enterprise, and Employability.
  • Helps young people understand the skills and qualities in the workplace.
  • Increases awareness of the Local Labour Market.

If you are from a school or college and would like to find out more, please email [email protected]. We will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. 

The Careers Hub aims to increase employer engagement with schools and colleges ensuring every student has at least one positive industry experience every year they are at school. To do this, we match schools and colleges with Business Volunteers and career providers to create lasting partnerships that inspire young people!

We coordinate an Enterprise Adviser Network and Cornerstone Employer Group; both provide fundamental support to our
schools and colleges.

Enterprise Adviser Network:

We are incredibly proud to work with over 120 Enterprise Advisers (EAs) who help raise aspirations, increase high quality experience, and showcase sectors and businesses organisations throughout the region.

What is an Enterprise Adviser?

An Enterprise Adviser is a volunteer who uses their business experience to help develop and implement an effective careers strategy. They provide an employer’s perspective, encourage involvement in careers activities/events and develop meaningful employer encounters and workplace experiences.

Become an Enterprise Adviser:

To find out more about the Enterprise Adviser role, benefits for your organisation and local opportunities, please email [email protected] and visit the EA Portal. You can also speak directly to David Ladbrook who is our Careers Hub Strategic Lead on 07881 656856 or email at [email protected]

*You will need an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate as part of this role. 

Get involved:

There are also lots of other ways you can support your local schools and colleges. We always look for volunteers to support with careers activities and events such as practice interviews, assemblies, CV workshops, enterprise days, mentoring and much more. You can email [email protected] to enquire!

Cornerstone Employer Group

Our Cornerstone Employer Group works with the Careers Hub to support careers education at scale. They provide strategic and operational support to our schools and colleges to empower careers provision, inspire young people and together have greater collective impact.

We are incredibly pleased to welcome the following businesses as Cornerstone Employers:

  • Becketts
  • Birketts
  • BT
  • First Intuition
  • Howes Percival LLP
  • Kier Construction (New Anglia)
  • Marsh & McLennan
  • Scrutton Bland
  • Suffolk County Council

To hear more about our Cornerstone Employer Group, you can contact [email protected]

Download and explore resources to support schools, colleges, and key stakeholders across the Careers Hub.

Enterprise Adviser: Learn more about Enterprise Advisers and what they do.

New Anglia Careers Hub Newsletter: Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Careers Leaders: Explore resources, training, and tools to support Careers Leaders in their role.

Employer Resources: To help engage with your local education community, provide experiences of the workplace, and make a difference for young people.

Careers and Enterprise Company: National Body for Careers Education in England, supporting schools and colleges to deliver careers education.

Gatsby Benchmarks (The Gatsby Foundation): Founded by Sir John Holman the Gatsby Benchmarks define what world class careers provision in education looks like.

Compass+ (and Digital Tools): Helps schools and colleges to evaluate their careers activity against the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Provider Access Legislation: New Guidance from January 2023 to further help learners understand and take-up, wider technical education options.

Careers Strategy: The Government’s plan for raising the quality of Careers provision in England. 

Gatsby Benchmark 1: guidance on programme evaluation

OFSTED Inspection Framework Guidance:  written for school leaders and careers leaders to support preparation for the Education Inspection Framework.  

The ‘I Love My Job’ section is a resource for Careers Coordinators, Careers Leads and subject Teachers, showcasing the career pathways taken by local people across a wide variety of sectors, and the educational and vocational routes they have taken to achieve their current role. Each person gives practical advice about how to succeed in the industry they work in and what they love most about their role. They can be used in subject lessons or to form a careers activity to give practical examples of real, local job roles.

Construction and Development 

Digital, Creative and IT 

Financial Services and Insurance 



Local Enterprise Partnership 

Ports and Logistics

‘I love my Apprenticeship’

Get in touch with the New Anglia Careers Hub team and subscribe to their monthly Newsletter here  


David Ladbrook – Careers Hub Strategic Lead 
[email protected] / 07881 656856 


Ashley Cooper – Operational Hub Lead Education Engagement 

[email protected] / 07825 442107 


Alison Ward – Enterprise Coordinator, Breckland and South Norfolk  
[email protected]  / 07901 207144 


Evette Sharpe – Enterprise Coordinator, Great Yarmouth & North Norfolk 

[email protected]  


Madeleine Matthews – Enterprise Coordinator Norwich 
[email protected] / 07552 576312 


Darian Vomund – Enterprise Coordinator, West Suffolk, and Lowestoft 

[email protected] / 07713 708409 


Karen Cross – Enterprise Coordinator, Ipswich, and Lowestoft 
[email protected] / 07385 380142 


Roxy Gladyng – Enterprise Coordinator, Babergh, Mid Suffolk and Lowestoft 

[email protected]  / 07384468982 

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