Careers advice and guidance

  • Careers advice and guidance

    • Connexions

      • Connexions Wolverhampton can provide you with expert careers guidance and support helping you explore careers that suit your skills and interests. The team can advise you on what your learning and training options are and give you support with applying for courses, jobs and apprenticeships. The Connexions team can also help offer support and refer you to other organisations if you have any specific barriers to achieving your goals such as financial support, raising your confidence and self-esteem to support with mental health and wellbeing. The service is open to residents of Wolverhampton between the ages of 13-19 or up to the age of 25 if you have special educational needs and/or a disability.

        If you are still at school or college ask your careers teacher or student services department to arrange an interview for you.

        If you have left school or college you can contact Connexions via email connexions@wolverhampton.gov.uk to make an appointment with a Personal Advisor or call on 01902 554499

    • City of Wolverhampton College

    • Wolverhampton University

      • Wolverhampton University offer computer science courses for undergraduates, post grads and research fellows in Data Science, Computer Networking, Cybersecurity, Games development, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Computing & Information Technology, Software Development and Data Science at the School of Mathematics and Computer Science. The school of Mathematics and Computer science are based in Turin building and have recently invested in Extended Software Laboratory for software games development, Emerging Interactive Technologies Lab, Embedded Systems, Pervasive Computing and Smart Technologies Lab, High Performance Computing Lab, Networks and a Security and Forensics Lab. To find out more about the courses and facilities visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/courses/

    • National Careers Service

      • Explore a whole range of jobs and careers on the National Careers Service website to find out what a job involves and if it’s the right job for you. The National Careers Service can help you make career decisions throughout your life. From deciding your education route, planning a career change at any age or getting the job that is right for you. Look at over 800 career profiles to discover what each job involves. Assess your skills and match them to potential new careers and look for online learning opportunities and training courses local to you in Find a Course.

    • Apprenticeships

      • Find out more about apprenticeships that combine practical training in a job with study. Apprentices are employees which mean that you earn a wage and get holiday pay whilst gaining job-specific skills but also get time to train and study and get to work alongside experienced staff.

        Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level which start at Intermediate (GCSE level) to Degree level apprenticeships. To start an apprenticeship you need to be 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education. For more information contact the National Apprenticeship Service: nationalhelpdesk@findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk

    • Chartered Institute for IT

      • The Chartered Institute for IT the professional body for computing is a community of individuals, business leaders, educators, practitioners and policy-makers whose agenda is to lead the IT industry through ethical challenges, support the people who work in the industry and make IT good for society. Find out where you can get digital literacy qualifications to update your skills. Have a look at a guide to IT apprenticeship, you can search for apprenticeships and find providers near you or you may already be a digital professional and want to get chartered to demonstrate your credentials and raise your professional profile.

    • NHS Digital

      • NHS Digital leads the digital revolution in the NHS. They provide services that make it quicker, easier and safer for patients. Careers in NHS Digital mean that you can play a part in helping to make a real difference to people’s lives. Visit the website to find out more about the different jobs available in NHS Digital as well as their graduate scheme and internship opportunities.

    • CTRL Your Future

      • CTRL Your Future - Challenge your perceptions of the digital sector. CTRL your Future shows the wealth of digital jobs out there for everyone in sectors such as gaming, fashion, activism. There mission is to show the exciting opportunities available to get involved in the digital industry. Visit the site to see the events, panel talks, workshops and films showing the accessible opportunities in digital and use the site to search for courses in digital across the West Midlands.

    • IT Jobs Watch

      • IT Jobs Watch is a search engine that tracks jobs in the IT market giving indications of salary expectations. Enter your skills and location to find live job opportunities.

    • Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing

      • Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing supports the professional development of direct and digital marketers. Follow the links to see online training and up to 70 courses to develop your skills and gain qualifications. There are a wide range of events and networking opportunities and resources such as research blogs and videos.