Services for Schools, Colleges and Learning Providers

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young people supported with careers advice in school leading to their engagement in further education, employment and training 

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over 5,500 young people in year 11 seen on an individual basis for careers guidance

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more than 200 young people in care supported with their career choices, decisions and aspirations

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over 350 lunch time drop in sessions delivered in schools 

Perfect local choice

Birmingham Careers Service is the perfect local choice for schools, academies and colleges wanting the best for their students. We are the local and long-established specialist provider of face-to-face careers guidance, and our not-for-profit service lets us give you the highest quality and best value for money.

 

Buying our flexible value-added service ensures you will be meeting your statutory responsibilities to provide independent, impartial careers information, advice and guidance for your students from Year 8 upwards under the Education Act 2011 and Careers Strategy 2017, as well as helping to evidence that you’re implementing the Gatsby Benchmarks.

 

 

Download our Birmingham Careers Service 2019/20 brochure

Work with us

If you would like to find out more about our services, or want to discuss any other requirements, please contact Sian Powell (Contracts & Trading Manager)

0121 675 6128

sian.powell@birmingham.gov.uk

Buying our flexible value-added service ensures you will be meeting your statutory responsibilities to provide independent, impartial careers information, advice and guidance for your students from Year 8 upwards under the Education Act 2011 and Careers Strategy 2017, as well as helping to evidence that you’re implementing the Gatsby Benchmarks. 

The Gatsby Benchmarks

Every school should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employees.

Every student, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.

Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities, including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

Every student should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

All students should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

Every student should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a Careers Adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made.