Careers at Castle School
News, updates, Open Evenings and more
Walsall College's next Open Day is Tuesday 21st March. Click here for more information.
South Staffordshire College's next open day is Saturday 14th January at all campuses; Cannock, Lichfield, Rodbaston, Tamworth and TORC.
For open day information and dates from QAC go to https://www.qac.ac.uk/future-events.htm
Exploring Apprenticeships Event
7TH FEBRUARY AT 4.30PM
The event aims to provide young people, parents and carers with information about apprenticeships in the Black Country. Topics include:
- What is an apprenticeship?
- Hearing directly from local apprentices representing a variety of sectors and roles
- Learning about Training Providers – how they support apprentices and the variety of apprenticeships they offer
- Why take the apprenticeship route? – perceptions of apprenticeship programmes
- Hearing from employers – the importance of apprenticeships and what they can lead to
For careers resources, information and links from the Black Country Careers Hub, including SEND specific information click the download button below.
The SEND My Choices Guide can be accessed here. Pupils in Years 10-13 received a hard copy last week.
ASK Apprenticeships Parent Pack
The latest edition of the Parents & Carers Pack is now available, which shares useful information about the difference between apprenticeships, traineeships and T Levels, support for your child with dyslexia and insights into post-16 and post-18 options. Please click here to download.
Finding Apprenticeships Webinar
9th November, 3.30pm Suitable for teachers, careers advisers, parents & carers, the next webinar in the ASK learning and development programme shares useful tips on how to locate a range of apprenticeship opportunities. Please click here to book your place - you don't want to miss out!
ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION EVENT - 6th OCTOBER – YEAR 10 & 11
The event is taking place at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham and will be supporting careers with Go Construct, Apprenticeships with NAS and providers (mainly colleges) and jobs.
There will be 50 stands and a strong presence from CITB, CECA and CPA to assist and support on the day and a wealth of apprenticeship opportunities across the construction sector.
Click here to book your place.
CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGE
The College is holding an Open Evening on Wednesday 12th October, with a wide range of full-time courses, part-time courses, Apprenticeships and university level courses so students can explore their options!
If you pre-register and attend the event you will be entered into a prize draw to win an Amazon voucher!
The Parent Perspective Podcast episode 3 is now LIVE.
Money!It's a critical part of any decision around next steps and future decisions.
Whether your child is looking to stay at school or college or pursue an apprenticeship, traineeship or work experience, you need to know the costs involved, the funding that might be available and whether a wage could possibly be earned.
On Tuesday 21st June we welcomed former pupils who now attend Walsall College to hear all about their experience of moving on to college. Years 9-13 enjoyed seeing their friends again and asked lots of insightful questions. Thanks for coming, it was lovely to see you all!
Click the link below to download the resource checklist to accompany Episode 2
Please click the download button for more information about the Transition Hub, based in Brownhills. They also have a Facebook page where you can see lots of photos and videos of their provision.
Click here for the new City of Wolverhampton College online prospectus.
Click the download button below to get the latest Parent Pack from ASK Apprenticeships containing information on how to help your child search and apply for apprenticeships.
Click below to view the slides shared at our last Careers Event from Juniper Training
Click here to see the flyer for the new Skills Tank site, Reeves St, Bloxwich.
Click here for apprenticeship vacancies from Walsall College
Hereward College provides study programmes, learning experiences, and award winning work placement opportunities for young people (age 16-25) with complex disabilities and learning difficulties.
Ambitious about Autism have launched a series of toolkits for young people, employers and professionals to help more autistic young people access sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities. Click here to access the toolkits.
The Parent Perspective is a new careers podcast from Amazing Apprenticeships. This exciting new podcast series for parents and carers will support listeners to explore their child’s careers options and will call on the insight of expert speakers and a brilliant parents’ panel. Click the image above to access the podcast.
Click here to access the latest Get Ahead newsletter from Disability Rights UK
Careers at Castle
Castle School seeks to maximise the life chances of all of our young people and so it is crucial to prepare young people for life beyond school and college. The values and principals document makes direct reference to developing:
‘Knowledge, skills and attributes they (Castle School students) need to lead successful and happy lives’
To ensure that all students at the school receive a stable careers programme
Work experience opportunities are offered in Year 11 and Post 16. We aim to offer everyone at least one opportunity for this to be an external placement and offer placements which link to pupil's career interests.
If you work in an environment where it may be possible to offer work experience opportunities, please get in touch.
Please click the links below to explore options for your child's future
Supported Internships and traineeships - parent guide
South Staffordshire College - Rodbaston Campus
South Staffordshire College - Supported Learning
Queen Alexandra College - Birmingham
South and City College - Birmingham
Heart of Birmingham Vocational College
icould - contains video information on a variety of careers
National Grid Supported Internships
Evenbreak - accessible job search
Please click this link for traineeship vacancies from Juniper Training
Our Careers Programme
Draft Provider Access Statement Feb 2023
Destinations Data 2021-2022
Destinations Data 2020-2021
Destination Data 2019-2020
Our Careers Leader is Mrs Ruth Wilson who can be contacted on 01922 710129 or email@example.com