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Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

SLT Member with responsibility for Careers: Angela Tombs
Careers Leader: Andrew Farthing
Careers Advisers: Andrew Farthing, Jennifer Maxwell, Jon Botfield and Hannah Yates

Our professionally qualified Careers Advisers are based in the Careers Plus hub in the atrium of Central Campus. They offer careers information, advice and guidance to support students with:

  • Choosing suitable courses
  • Exploring career ideas
  • Understanding options including academic pathways, vocational pathways, Higher Education, apprenticeships and employment
  • Making successful transitions from college into employment, education or training
  • Applying to university
  • Raising aspirations
  • Job seeking support including writing CVs and preparing for interviews

Our advisers take pride in offering high quality impartial advice, guidance and support.


Entitlement Statement

All Sandwell College learners are entitled to careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) which meets professional standards of practice and which is person centred, impartial and confidential. It will be integrated into learners’ experience of the whole curriculum and be based on a partnership with learners, and where applicable, with their parents and carers. Students are entitled to access personal guidance from appropriately qualified (Level 6) Careers Advisers. The Careers Programme will raise aspirations, challenge stereotyping and promote equality and diversity.



We would be happy to discuss potential careers and progression routes for your child and the support available at the college.

The websites below are useful sources of information, articles and more on different career and course options:

Careers Information and Advice

National Careers Service – Explore Careers


University Information and Advice

Parent, Guardian & Carer Guide to University 2025
Parent and Guardian Guide to Apprenticeships

Students at Sandwell College have access to the KUDOS Careers Package and Job Explorer Database (for students on Foundation Learning/Level 1 courses) and we would encourage parents to support their children at college to use these packages.

Booking an Appointment

Please call the Careers team on 0121 667 5035 to arrange an appointment or email [email protected]. Students can also drop into the Careers Plus hub at Central Campus.

Careers Plus Hub Opening Times

Monday               8.45am – 4.30pm
Tuesday               8.45am – 4.30pm
Wednesday         8.45am – 4.30pm
Thursday             8.45am – 4.30pm
Friday                   8.45am – 3.00pm


Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Policy 2023-24

Careers Programme 2023-24

Further careers information can be found on the Careers Page on Student Central/Student SharePoint Hub App.


Information for Teachers and College Support Staff

Information can be found on the Careers Team Tutor Resources page on the Staff Sharepoint.


We welcome your feedback

If you have any comments you would like to make regarding the Careers Guidance provided at Sandwell College, please complete the enquiry form below.


Support to help young people develop and be prepared for life outside college: regular talks from expert speakers around important subjects such as Knife Crime and Sexual Harassment; also inspirational speakers and speakers around careers and finance. Organisations associated with health and wellbeing visit the college monthly to offer support and advice.

Student Voice: learners can have their voice heard and develop their knowledge of democracy through the Student Union and Student Council.

Events and Enrichment: Students can take part and even organise events linked to themes such as diversity: Black History Month, Mental Health Awareness, International Women’s Day, Charities; there are a range of clubs and sports for learners to enjoy led by our Student Union team.

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