Black Country Wheels School is committed to providing all young people in its care the very best information advice and guidance regarding their post – 16 planning and transition stage.
The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance policy should be read in conjunction with all other policies of Black Country Wheels School, but reference to the PSHE and Citizenship Policy, is of major importance.
All students are allocated a Connexions Personal Advisor who will meet with each student individually throughout Year 11 to discuss their ideas and aspirations for their future and to assist with applications to college, apprenticeships, employment, help with CV writing and college open day information.
To contribute to strategies for raising achievement, especially by increasing motivation.
To support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity.
To encourage participation in continued learning including higher education and further education.
To develop enterprise and employment skills.
To reduce drop out from and course switching in education and training.
To contribute to the economic prosperity of individuals and communities.
To meet the needs of all our students through appropriate differentiation.
To focus students on their future aspirations.
To involve parents and carers.
Please click HERE to view a copy of our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy
We have compiled a list of websites that may be helpful in the planning and choosing of a career path that is right for you.
Connexions provide a service to all young people, giving information, advice and guidance on choices, jobs and careers. https://www.connexionsdudley.org/
Apprenticeships.gov.uk is a website that provides information and guidance about traineeships and apprenticeships and how to apply. https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
Kudos provides online careers guidance and information assisting young people in the planning of their future and decision making https://www.cascaid.co.uk/kudos/
Careersbox is a website with a library of over 300 videos that give information on a wide variety of different jobs and careers https://www.careersbox.co.uk/index.php
Icould website provides career information for young people. Icould gives access to over 1000 personal video stories, job information, tips, guidance and advice. https://icould.com/about/
The IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) is the professional association for individuals working or wishing to work in the retail motor industry. On this website you will find useful information and resources about careers and jobs within the industry. https://www.theimi.org.uk/careers
Careersinconstruction.com provide careers advice, advice on apprenticeships and job searching within the field of construction. https://www.careersinconstruction.com/
Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place. https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/
National Careers Service – help you with your choices on careers, training and work. https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
My World of Work – helps young people find the pathway to their dream career. https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/
Other useful websites include