This SLN-funded research presents 10 case studies of careers education, advice and guidance activities taking place in Sussex over the last 18 months.

The aim of the research was to identify and present examples of good working practices that support young people in a variety of ways; through careers inspiration and exploration, development of self-awareness, decision-making and career management skills, personalised guidance, raising awareness and understanding of pathways, employability and the world of work.

Good practice case studies, such as those featured, are aimed at encouraging schools to share knowledge and potentially work together to enhance the student offer. There are efficiencies to be gained from sharing or co-producing events, sharing materials or resources or opening doors to students from the local community. Local IAG groups do work in this way but, with co-operation, there is further potential. Area-based subject networks could also be used to grow career-related learning opportunities and links (getting careers out of the careers department).

Pertinent to the then, long awaited national Careers Strategy, these case studies are evaluated against the Gatsby Benchmarks as well as the CDI framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education.

This resource includes all 10 case studies. If you would like specific copies individually please email

The Sussex Learning Network has a long, vested interest in the provision of CEIAG across the County and commissioned a piece of research investigating the landscape from a provider perspective. Whilst four years old, much of the findings and recommendations still resonate today under the new careers strategy. You can download the research here: CEIAG The Provider Perspective

Case Study Authors:

Miranda Glavin is a qualified and CDI Registered, independent careers adviser and consultant. She is director of Elev8Careers, a careers guidance and education social enterprise based in Brighton with ten years experience in researching, designing and delivering CEIAG across Sussex and beyond. Her work with young people and adults takes her into schools, FE, HE, community settings, charities, private organisations and online.


Amanda Carroll is a practising CDI Registered, independent careers adviser, consultant and qualified assessor working with schools, colleges and the Sussex Learning Network. Amanda has 20 years experience working in education and community-based settings, designing and delivering careers information, advice and guidance services for young people and adults.