Whether you want to go to university or straight into employment, our friendly, award-winning careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path. We hold the Quality in Careers Standard, Quality Award CEIAG, so students are assured of a warm welcome and expert advice. Our careers lead is Mandy Davis, Director of Learner Services.
We have copies of every higher education and university prospectus in the UK and qualified advisers are on-hand to help you complete application forms and your CV. We also organise an annual Higher Education Fair so, if you are considering university, this is an ideal opportunity to discuss courses with visiting university representatives. Over 900 Halesowen College students progress to university each year and the number is growing. We have progression agreements with a number of local universities, which help learners by providing guarantees of routes, interviews, places and sometimes bursaries. Our careers staff will give support and help in completing the university application process.
Building on our position as UK 2nd for progression, the annual HE Fair is open to all our students. With representatives from 40 institutions, including all of the local universities, University College of Football and Girton College, Cambridge, there is something for everyone. Our annual jobs fair helps students look for jobs with training. Held for the first time in 2005, many students obtain employment each year as a result of attending. Careers staff are happy to help with the completion of application forms and CVs.