Monday 11th July
There were two college trips, Birmingham Met College and University College Birmingham. Both colleges organised various taster sessions to introduce Year 10s to a range of vocational areas. BMET College offered tasters in engineering, plumbing and electrical installation. UCB have a wide range of courses available including professional chef, business, sport and Health & social care. All college open events will take place in the Autumn term, usually in October or November.
Tuesday 12th July
TGBS invited King Edwards Stourbridge Sixth Form College, RAF and Heart of Worcester College into the school.
Each group of year 10 students attended each session. KE 6th Form College offers a good range of A levels, Heart of Worcester have a wide selection of vocation subjects and RAF explained about their opportunities available to young people.
Wednesday 13th July – Festival of Sport
PE Department organised a great day of sport related sessions. Each Year 10 group attended a session that focused of sport related careers/pathways, first aid, Sport performance tournament and job specific fitness tests and how each test is set by the employer.
Redditch Utd Football development programme also delivered a session on post 16 and university level sport courses.
Thursday 14th July
Small group of Year 10s visited an apprenticeship provider MGTS in Redditch. MGTS offers a good level of engineering apprenticeship starting at Advanced level 3. MGTS work with companies such as Warburtons, Thorlux. Applications will open in October / November for Year 11s. 30 year 10 students visited Lander Automotive. Lander recruit apprenticeships every year and they explained about the apprenticeship programme and the application process. Lander are a local business based in Woodgate Valley.
The rest of Year 10 attended Solihull College for a college taster and were introduced to new vocational subjects – Animal Welfare, Digital Media, Theatrical make up and Early Years.
Thursday afternoon there was a KUDOS Careers sessions and Cadbury 6th Form College delivered a workshop on Post 16 qualifications.
Friday 15th July
This was the final day of Year 10 Careers week. There were five different sessions taking place as well as mock interviews.
Army – Delivered a presentation on the careers within the army and a STEM/ Team exercise on the astro turf.
Jacobs – This session was to introduce Year 10s to civil engineering and the wide range of projects a civil engineer could be working on. The facilitator talked about her pathway into civil engineering and the importance of qualifications.
NHS Training- Delivered a workshop on the different roles required within the NHS and the qualifications required. Qualifications can be gained through university education or an apprenticeship.
NVQ-Centre- This workshop was about apprenticeships, how they worked and the opportunities NVQ-Centre could offer. They explained about employability skills and what employers will look for in an application.
Cadbury 6th form College- Ran a session an interactive critical thinking session. Encouraging Year 10 to research their options after Year 11.