Sandwell celebrates National Careers Week

Connexions Sandwell is promoting a wide range of careers information, advice and guidance to mark this year’s National Careers Week (NCW).

Check out a series of posts on our social media accounts throughout the week and upcoming events this month.

National Careers Week is for careers staff working in schools and colleges supporting Year 11 students as they prepare to leave school. A week-long celebration of careers guidance in the UK will take place from 6th March to 11th March. Councilor Simon Hackett, Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Education, will be visiting a number of Sandwell schools and training providers throughout the week where Connexions Sandwell Careers Advisers work and provide advice and guidance, to find out how careers advice and guidance has helped young people. He informed people about their journey and next steps.

In addition, each day the Connexions Sandwell team will feature four separate posts to help people think about career options. The aim is to focus on vocational guidance at an important stage in the academic calendar, to help young people who leave school.

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NCW is the perfect platform to mentor and inspire the next generation as they enter the world of work. The education provider encourages students to meet with local employers and mentors through a range of careers activities.

Sandwell Connexions run careers events throughout the year and also have a Careers Adviser available to help and advise on 0121 569 2955 or you can fill in the inquiry form on site. website.

More events aimed at helping people other than school leavers are also scheduled. Later in the month, Connexions Sandwell will host a careers event at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich for Elective Home Educated young people and their parents/carers. On Friday 17 March (9.30am to 4pm) there will be activities including 3D printing, VR headsets, a driving challenge and lots of prizes. In addition, there will be carefully selected exhibitors offering excellent wellness and next-step courses. Connexions advisers will also be on hand to provide support and careers information advice and guidance.

In addition, the Think Sandwell Employment and Skills team has the following events during March, aimed at young people aged 16 to 29 who are looking for help to find employment:

  • Monday 6 March 9.30am-12.00pm – 4Community Trust Hub, Wiltshire Way, West Bromwich, B71 1JU
  • Tuesday 14th March 11am-12.30pm – Jubilee Park Community Centre, Powis Avenue, Tipton, DY4 0RJ
  • Tuesday 14th March 1pm-3pm – SWEDA, Church Street, West Bromwich, B70 8RP
  • Monday 20 March 11am-1pm – Yew Tree Community Centre, Redwood Road, WS5 4LB
  • Wednesday 22nd March 11am – 2pm – Brasshouse Community Centre, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA

The Think Sandwell Employment and Skills team supports people of all ages to find employment and training. For advice on jobs, studies and training courses, contact the team by email

The team is based in working clubs across Sandwell; for details of locations, days and times, visit our website or contact the team for more information.

Our teams can help
• Individual career guidance
• Explore career ideas and options
• Advice on Labor Market Information (LMI)
• Helping to make learning and career plans
• Help to move forward
• Creating a CV
• Interview techniques
• Application forms

Guidance is key to identifying suitable career paths for young people. The role of a Connexions Sandwell careers adviser is to help a young person understand what qualifications or standards they need to progress so they are ready for further education, employment or training.

Sandwell Adult and Family Learning Services also offer workplace-based courses in English, maths and IT skills, enabling adults to gain qualifications that can help them change careers. The 2nd level qualification courses will start this month. The evaluations of these courses take place between March 13 and 16. Call now on 0121 557 0837 to book an assessment or visit them website for more information.

Councilor Hackett said:

“At Sandwell we are committed to providing our young people with the skills and experience they will need to apply for the jobs of the future.

“The Connexions team helps young people understand enough about the world of work to know what skills they need to succeed. The group will continue to help inspire young people to make decisions about their future.’

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