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Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9PA

Careers and Employability at Bristnall Hall Academy

At Bristnall Hall Academy we are all mindful that we are preparing young people for the world of work. All students receive a planned programme of Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) that includes PSHE schemes of work alongside other activities. These include compulsory internships and work experience, enterprise challenges, mock interviews and careers events. Bristnall Hall works in partnership with several local and vocational employers and educators to support our young people.

 

Letter from the Chair of Governors, Steve Tilsley (May 2016)

 

 Linda Conlon – Connexions Adviser

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I am the Connexions Advisor in Bristnall Hall Academy.

My job in the Academy is to give Career Guidance Advice that is impartial, and any information given is up to date.  I interview every student in Year 11, 12 and 13 and help with applications to 6th forms, colleges, apprenticeships, traineeships, University.  I am available to all students I have an open door policy, and any student can request careers information.

My contact email is linda_conlon@sandwell.gov.uk  So whether you are a student, parent or carer please contact me for any matters relating to Careers.

I look forward to hearing from you

 

Julie Smith – Employability and Enterprise Manager

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My role as Employability and Enterprise Manager is to ensure that students are supported in developing their skills in these areas through business interventions and real business simulation challenges. With a varied career in both the public and private sector I have an acute understanding of the skills and aptitudes required to succeed in the commercial world. I have strong links with local businesses, the Chamber of Commerce and Local Enterprise Partnership and in addition to overseeing the Work Experience Programme, organise practice interviews, business visits, careers talks, apprenticeship events and enterprise competitions.

 

David Hubbard – Link Governor for Careers and Employer links

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In my position as Link Governor for Careers and Employability I support and advise the Careers and Enterprise team to develop and deliver the programme of intervention planned for every student across all year groups. As a result of my extensive experience across many sectors of industry, both local and international, I am able to draw on a large number of business contacts to support BHA students in their Career and Employability development. As an ex-student of BHA from the local community, I am acutely aware of the challenges and opportunities available to our students.

 

Ian Jones – Senior Leader with responsibility for career education, guidance and academy-business links

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At Bristnall Hall Academy all of our young people are being prepared for the world of work.

The high level skills and attributes we want BHA students to possess on leaving include:

 

•High aspirations for themselves, setting themselves high standards

•Effective communication skills – ICT, oral, written and numeric – to a variety of audiences

•Ability to lead and to be a good team player

•Valuing diversity and difference

•Pride and respect in themselves and their community

•Self-management skills including time management, decision making and the ability to learn and adapt

•Confidence and resilience

•Problem solving and negotiation skills

 

Sixth Form

All Year 12 students have the opportunity to partake in our internship programme during the Summer holiday between Year 12 and 13.

All students are supported towards future employment, education or training.

 

Universities

UCAS: www.ucas.com

 

 

Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeships: https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/
Sandwell Apprenticeships: http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200233/jobs/3653/apprenticeship_vacancies  (current vacancies)
http://www.sandwell.ac.uk/apprenticeships/  (Sandwell College)
Connexions advice: http://www.connexionssandwell.co.uk/learning_training/main_routes_to_learning_training/apprenticeships.aspx

 

Key Stage 4

All Year 10 students complete a week of work experience in the Spring Term.  Students are then supported with their Post 16 options by our pastoral team, tutors and Connexions.

 

Duke of Edinburgh      

We are a licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  Many of our students follow this programme to help develop their leadership and employability skills

 

“The scheme was an exciting experience where we learnt team building skills and how to persevere through challenging obstacles. These skills will be invaluable in my future career”, Bethany Year 11

 

 

Duke of Edinburgh: http://www.dofe.org

 

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