Careers Information

FIND OUT MORE – Careers Advice, CV, Skills builder, course search and more. – what can you do with a degree in specific subject. – jobs board, search by location i.e. West Midlands – ideas for careers, video clips – careers and options – careers information – enter the licence Code b178qb Includes a Careers quiz, information and links to other support


EMPLOYMENT, SCHOOL LEAVER VACANCIES AND APPRENTICESHIPS – options other than Higher Education following the traditional full time route – vacancies and information plus application process

NEW STARTING IN SEPT 2015 – Degree Apprenticeships (may not be on the National apprenticeship website)starting in September 2015 for some – Digital, Automotive Engineering, Banking Relationship Manager and Construction. 100 companies on board in stages. – Digital Degree Apprenticeships. John Lewis to be advertised soon on their website, Belfour Beatty Civil Engineering/Construction advertises on , Capgemini ICT. You have to be employed to do this option. – vacancies, employer information, careers test – vacancies – finance related companies – sponsored degrees – jobs and apprenticeships. Vacancy application numbers can be capped – job vacancies – job vacancies – job vacancies

You can often register to be informed of relevant vacancies via text or email alerts on the above websites.  Visit weekly

Register with recruitment agencies that may deal with specific job sectors or companies.

Look at local organisations such as Local Authorities and individual companies in a career sector you are interested in – Finance, Engineering, Retail, Health etc.


FURTHER EDUCATION – local college courses

HIGHER EDUCATION – researching options in HE and applying – dates and contacts for open at HE learning providers – compare institutions and subjects – includes a questionnaire if you are undecided on what to do, course and points filter. – student reviews – distance learning – Open University

www.unifrog – code needed to access


In the reference section in the library

Degree Course Offers – Brian Heaps Entry information for HE courses. A useful starting point.

The 100 most popular employers for School Leavers 2015

STUDYING ABROAD – studying in the USA – studying in Europe, Australia, USA and other countries – study in Europe as part f your degree – university ratings – studying in Australia & New Zealand – search courses by country – “Venture” tool kit for those wanting to stud or work in Europe – search courses abroad and look for scholarships



Sponsored Degrees and Scholarships


Finance – information and guidance for students on finance. Includes an online calculator – Student Loans Company – search for scholarships available – Information on tuition fees, grants, loans, – information on grants, loans, bursaries, scholarships


GAP YEAR – general starting point to explore ideas – summer jobs and ski resort jobs – travel around the world tickets – casual jobs world wide – jobs, volunteering opportunities overseas – opportunities for after Level 3 to experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths within careers


VOLUNTEERING – search what is on offer in your local area volunteering opportunities with in Birmingham.  Mostly for over 18’s – national opportunities – opportunities overseas


ENTERPRISE – support to set up enterprises and grants – information to help young entrepreneurs set up in business