Preparation for employment is an integral part of everything we do at Halesowen College. 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, and Matrix Accreditation, so students are assured of a warm welcome and expert advice. Our careers lead is Mandy Davis, Director of Learner Services. Email: Tel: 0121 602 7777 Quality in Careers Standard We aim to prepare our students to go on to further or higher education or skilled employment and enable them to make a significant contribution to society. While qualifications remain very important, with few exceptions, they are no longer the only consideration. We recognise that employability or work-readiness is becoming more and more important when potential employers’ look for people to fill vacancies. We do everything we can to ensure Halesowen students develop these skills and attributes so that they get ahead in the workplace. We support students by:

  • holding careers seminars
  • giving students individual careers advice
  • working with business mentors
  • encourage A Level students to organise work experiences relevant to their higher education and career aspirations
  • hosting an annual careers fair
  • giving individual careers guidance
  • helping students to write effective curriculum vitae and personal statements
  • arranging interview training and mock interviews
  • providing guidance regarding different career pathways, including information on apprenticeships
as well as ensuring that students understand how they will be able to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in school when they go out to work.

Help with Higher Education

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.

Our accreditation and awards