Our awarding winning Careers and Industrial Links Team are proud to offer tailored advice, guidance and a whole host of opportunities to ensure that Sixth Form students are work-ready. Our offer includes (but is not limited to); workshops, one to one appointments, guest speakers, guest speaker talks and visits to wide range of business sectors and Universities. All of which has been expertly planned and designed to support students in their next steps which could be Higher Education (University), Apprenticeships (at varying levels) or employment.
Our Careers and Industrial Links Team were the first to achieve the Quality in Careers Gold Award back in 2015 and then successfully maintained this award in 2018.
Sixth Form students will benefit from;
To ensure that our students make the very best first impression, not only when seeking out their extended work experience (three weeks), but for their long term future they will receive one to support in producing a high quality CV, with the support of our Industrial Consultants and Employer Partners.
A range of themed work experience weeks including; Finance Week, Medical Week, Higher Education Week, Apprenticeship Week and an FA Accredited Refereeing Course. All of which have been specifically designed by the Careers and Industrial Links Team in partnership with local and national business, colleges and universities to maximise exposure and insight into each area.
Information Evenings for UCAS applications, Apprenticeships and Student Finance provide student and parents / carers with in-depth knowledge and understanding about key processes and requirements for the upcoming weeks and months.
Visiting speakers from the world of business and Universities mean that thereare always links to the real world and the offer of follow up meetings encourage students and parents/carers to clarify any questions or concerns that they may have and provide an ongoing line of communication and support.
The Careers and Industrial Links Team are present and on hand during results day and beyond, to support and guide students and parents/carers with the final stages of their progression. This includes celebrating achievements and supporting students with any last minute changes to choice of destination, as well as providing practical support for those that may have to rethink their options.
An open door drop in service for students or parents to access careers support, information and guidance.
Expert guidance and information around the UCAS process and personal statements.
Expert guidance and information about Apprenticeships in a wide range of sectors.
Support and guidance in developing employability skills (including an Employability Course and support with job applications).
Support and guidance to apply for a range of programmes with partners, such as local Universities, charities, businesses and Colleges to support students with their next steps.
Access to a wealth of contacts and opportunities provided by over 1000 employers.
Ongoing support around CV development, searching for and applying for roles and apprenticeships, mock interviews and assessment centre information and advice.
Access to new and exciting opportunities linked to next steps such as Higher Education Access Programmes, Nuffield Scholarship Programme, the Arkwright Programme and many more.
Should you have any queries or comments please contact Miss Duncombe (Sixth Form Admissions Officer) by either:
Or by post:
Sixth Form Admissions Officer,Sandwell Academy,Halfords Lane,West Bromwich,West Midlands,B71 4LG.
Please ensure that the correct postage is paid for the size of envelope used.
"The Sixth Form is outstanding. High-quality teaching and guidance, and strong partnerships with universities, colleges of further education and industry, provide students with excellent opportunities to pursue careers of their choice. "