This week (1-6 March) is National Careers Week – a nationwide celebration of careers guidance in education that helps students make informed choices about their future careers.
Are you an existing college or university student considering your career prospects? Maybe you’re about to leave school and wondering which college course or apprenticeship will lead to a stable career? Or perhaps you’re already in work but looking to retrain or switch career?
No matter what your needs, the guidance below can help you make an effective decision about your future. To mark National Careers Week, we’ll also be sharing case studies and resources across our social media channels throughout the week.
We offer a free, impartial careers advice service to all our students and apprentices. Our advisors are on-hand to help you decide on your next steps - whether that's employment, training, further or higher education.
Our careers team provides:
- individual guidance interviews
- drop in service
- group work and tutorial sessions
- UCAS application guidance
- CV writing
- computer-based guidance and internet access
- help finding work
Choosing a career path to follow can be tricky, especially if you’re unsure of where your skills lie or what your interests are.
The National Career Service offers a free skills assessment that can help you:
- find out what interests and motivates you
- identify your skills
- find out what you can do with the skills you have
It’s suitable for people of all ages, whether you’re just leaving school or you’re an adult hoping to retrain or change career. Take the National Careers Service Skills Assessment to get your free results.
Maybe you want to get into the workplace and earn while you learn? Starting an apprenticeship will give you a real, paid job that provides you with a regular income as well as in-college training.
We offer a wide range of apprenticeships at many levels, so this can be a viable route for anyone, no matter what your career aspirations.
To browse our current vacancies or speak with the team, check out our Apprenticeships page.
Most our short courses are career-related, designed to give you essential training for your chosen career pathway.
Courses take place across our different campuses and are either part-time, distance learning, or spread across a few days.
Browse our short courses for more information.
Looking to boost your employability skills and get started in a new job or career?
Whether you’ve been made redundant or you’ve become available for work, our pre-employment training is designed to grow your confidence in CV writing, interview techniques, the application process, and more.
Find out more about our Pre-employment Training for Job Seekers course.
Check out some of our case studies below to get a feel for the kind of career you could pursue after studying at South & City College Birmingham:
- Apprenticeships: An Employer’s Perspective - Regal Mechanical & Electrical
- A Day in the Life: Prosthetic Engineering Technician – Bex Yearworth
- Focus On: Robotics
Are you ready to kick-start your career? Whether you’re a school leaver, adult learner, or working adult wanting to retrain, applications are open now. Get started with the steps below…
1. Browse our courses
Browse our full range of courses – including apprenticeships, access courses, uni level, and short courses – to find out what’s on offer.
2. Take a virtual tour or attend an open day
Learn more about our campuses, facilities and courses by taking an immersive 360 virtual tour.
Or register for our next virtual open day to put your questions to our tutors.
3. Apply for September 2021
Once you’re ready to apply, check out our How to Apply page for all the information you need to get your application started.
Applications for September 2021 are open now. But for some courses, such as pre-employment training and short courses, you could start right away. Just check your course page for full details.