The first thing that people tend to notice about us, is our welcoming and friendly atmosphere and all of the support you receive to achieve your ambitions!

If you need careers advice and support before, during or after you’ve completed your course, our trained Careers Guidance Team can help by providing you with in-depth careers information advice and guidance to make sure you make the right informed choices.

They’ll help you decide which course is right for you, from providing up to date careers information and advice, to job-hunting tips, including applying to University, the whole UCAS process & HE Student Finance advice. Our Careers Guidance Team make it their job to offer the best possible impartial advice, guidance and support.

Our Careers Guidance Service is for all potential and current students of Walsall College and aimed at young people aged 14 and upwards and adult mature students aged 19 and upwards with no upper age limit. All will benefit from having access to personal guidance with a qualified Level 6 Careers Officer.

Parents/Carers/Guardians are also welcome to contact the team about the careers support available for their child and to find out more about the possible progression opportunities.

The team are currently available:

    • in the Careers Centre @ Wisemore Campus between the core hours of Monday to Friday (10.00am – 3.00pm).
    • Via mobile: Andy: 07922891951; Melanie: 07922891927; Tony: 07922891957 – Monday to Thursday (9.00am – 5.00pm) & Friday (9.00am – 4.00pm)
    • Via Zoom/Google Hangouts/ Microsoft teams/ WhatsApp – please call/email to arrange.
    • Via Email: guidanceteam@walsallcollege.ac.uk – Monday to Thursday (9.00am – 5.00pm) & Friday (9.00am – 4.00pm)

Remember our service is free, impartial and confidential and is open to prospective and current students.

Guidance entitlement

To read our Guidance Entitlement CEIAG Statement click here.
To read our CEIAG Policy click here.

Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby Benchmarks outline the important elements of a robust career programme – click here to view them.

Careers education programme

Take a look at our Careers Education Programme right here.

The Careers Centre - Wisemore Campus

Currently a Careers Officer is available Monday - Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm.

Please email guidanceteam@walsallcollege.ac.uk or telephone a careers officer on the numbers above to arrange an appointment.

Once you’ve enrolled as a student, you’ll have free access to use our careers centre, view employability, university and careers resources and use the laptops for research. It’s also furnished with comfy chairs and plenty of table space for you to study.

Hawbush Campus

Please email guidanceteam@walsallcollege.ac.uk or telephone a careers officer on the numbers above to arrange an appointment.

Aspire to HE

Aspire to HE (higher education) is a partnership of schools and colleges, led by the University of Wolverhampton and part of the Uni Connect programme funded by the Office for Students. The main aim of the partnership is to support the government’s goal to increase the number of young people from less advantaged backgrounds entering higher education.

To support students to progress to higher education, the Walsall College Aspire team designs and delivers a programme of informative and engaging outreach activities including, one to one advice sessions, university campus visits, inspirational employer talks/visits and cultural capital day trips.  We want every young person we work with to be in a position to make an informed and ambitious decision about progressing to higher education.

To contact a member of the Aspire team please email AspiretoHE@walsallcollege.ac.uk or for further information about the project visit our website www.aspiretohe.co.uk

Useful websites and tools:

Glassdoor

Glassdoor helps you find a job and company you love. Reviews, salaries and benefits from employees.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training, apprenticeships, course resources and funding.

Labour Market Information

To view the Labour Market Information by Region for July-September 2019 click here.

Careerometer Widget

Compare different careers using the widgets below: LMI (Labour Market Information)

Awards:

We again achieved the matrix Standard, which is the unique quality framework for organisations to assess and measure their information, advice and/or guidance services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals, for all students of all ages. We successfully gained re-accreditation in May 2019 for both Wisemore & Hawbush Campuses for adults and young people.

The Careers Guidance Team and Services has also again achieved the Gold Standard for The Careers Quality Award in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance for young people. So therefore, when you visit you can be assured of a warm welcome and expert advice, helping you to explore all the options available to you.

Equal Opportunities

The College is committed to ensuring that every individual who belongs to or accesses our learning community is valued, supported and respected.