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Student Careers Guidance

What’s the first thing that people notice here at Walsall College? It’s our welcoming and friendly atmosphere – and all the support you need to achieve your ambitions!

If you need careers advice and support before, during and after you have completed your course, our trained Careers Guidance Team can help you find the answers by providing in-depth careers information advice and guidance to ensure you make the right informed choices.

We can help you decide which course is right for you, from providing careers information and advice, job hunting tips, going onto higher education to advice on what financial help may be available to you. Our Careers Guidance Team make it their job to offer the best possible impartial advice, guidance and support.

Parents are also welcome to contact the Careers Guidance Team about the support available for their child and in explaining possible progression opportunities.


Booking an appointment

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our Careers Guidance Team please contact us on 01922 657000 or you can email your enquiry to  GuidanceTeam@walsallcollege.ac.uk, or better still you can drop into the college and see if you could speak to a Careers Officer. The service is free, impartial and confidential and is open to prospective and current students.


Independent advice and guidance (IAG)
We understand starting college can be daunting and at Walsall College, our professionally-trained guidance staff are here to make the process easier.
From helping you decide which course is right for you and discussing career options to offering job hunting tips and advice about going onto higher education and the financial help available to you, it is our Guidance Team’s mission to offer impartial advice, guidance and support as and when you need it.

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

View the Careers Education Programme here.

Opening Time - Term Time & during the holidays

The Careers Guidance Team are contactable and available for appointments as follows:

Monday to Thursday: 8.45am – 5.15pm
Friday: 8.45am – 4.00pm
Evening appointments available on request

The Careers Centre - Wisemore Campus

Term time opening times:

Monday to Thursday: 10.00am to 3.00pm 

Tuesday: 3.00pm to 4.00pm

Wednesday: 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Friday: 10.00am to 1.30pm



Once you are an enrolled student at Walsall College you will have free access to use the Careers Centre, view employability, university and careers resources and use the laptops for research. We also have comfy chairs and table space. The Centre is also used for larger scale events and activities at certain times of the year for students and prospective students including during Open Days and Enrolment.

If you are interested in studying a course at our Hawbush Campus please contact the Careers Guidance Team based at the Hawbush campus at  WACCguidance@walsallcollege.ac.uk or telephone 01922 657000 Ext 8810.

Hawbush Campus

Term time and holiday opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 5.00pm


Useful websites and tools:

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

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.

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