Careers Week at College

It’s Careers Week at Solihull Sixth Form College and social distancing has not prevented the College from delivering first class Careers guidance for our students.

Taking place all week from Monday 15 June, the Careers Week consisted of a series of live streaming events online and set research tasks for Year 12 students to complete. Among the live events taking place online was a 45-minute webinar with ASK Apprenticeships, to give students an idea of the alternatives to going to university after College. Workshops from ASK Apprenticeships followed later in the week too.

For those that are thinking about Higher Education, a live webinar on writing a Personal Statement and another on how to research university courses were presented by Newman University. There was also a UK Universities Search Virtual Fair on day this week and a presentation on the UCAS process aimed specifically at parents, so they know what their sons and daughters will need to do when they make their applications this Autumn.

Students have also been given research activities to participate in and these activities complemented and built on the live events. Academic coaches will review these activities in their one-to-one meetings with students, while teachers are bringing careers and employability into their online lessons this term too.

Assistant Curriculum Leader Sonia Wood commented:

“We are proud of the careers provision we have at the College. We have earned the Gold Award Careers Mark for the provision we offer to students. We’ve been forced to deliver that provision in new ways this year because of the need for social distancing, but I’m delighted to say there is an excellent programme of events and activities for students to benefit from. This guidance has never been more important with students facing uncertainty in the jobs market and we are committed to ensuring we support our students as much as we can so they can progress onto the next stage of their careers.”

18 June 2020