Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
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:
Our advisers take pride in offering high quality impartial advice, guidance and support.
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.
Links to guides and websites are included below to provide key information that will be useful to you as a parent/carer in supporting your child to make decisions about their next steps.
Career and Labour Market Information
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.
Higher Education and University
Booking an Appointment
Please call the Careers team on 0121 667 5035 to arrange an appointment or email [email protected]. You 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
Further careers information can be found on the Careers Page on Student Central/Student SharePoint Hub App.
SLT Member with responsibility for Careers: Angela Tombs
Careers Leader: Andrew Farthing
Careers Advisers: Andrew Farthing, Jennifer Maxwell, Jon Botfield and Hannah Yates
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 Liaison team.