Careers Provision

John Willmott School works closely with employers, employees, apprenticeship and training providers. We are enthusiastic to hear from prospective employers who would be willing to share their experience and expertise and help build our students knowledge of employability skills, the workplace, the labour market and job search skills. If you would be interested in contributing to our careers offer, 

Key CEIAG Personnel at John Willmott School:-

Career Leaders and members of the Senior Leadership Team: Mrs L Norton and Mrs L Lockley –

Year 11 Careers Coordinator: Corrie Halford –

Independent Careers Adviser: Yvonne Green –

Introduction and purpose of our Careers Programme

In a world with a rapidly changing economic paradigm, it is essential that our students are given the knowledge and skills that will be crucial to becoming socially and economically successful in the dynamic, innovative and competitive economies of the future. The goal of John Willmott School’s Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme is to grow and develop the self-awareness, understanding, decision making and transition planning skills of our students.

John Willmott School places a high value on providing high quality CEIAG for our students. The outcomes of the government’s 2017 policy paper “Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents” and the Department for Education’s recommended inclusion of the Gatsby Benchmarks has led to a more focussed and comprehensive whole-school programme which serves to nurture the skills and knowledge that our students require to enhance their employability.

At John Willmott School, we believe that a student’s “employability encompasses – their qualifications, experience of the world of work and their skills. Our school’s CEIAG Programme has been carefully planned to meet all eight of the Gatsby Benchmark’s, providing every student with a stable careers programme where he can learn about current labour market information and have meaningful interactions with educational providers and employers that will enable him to develop his own careers pathway.

John Willmott School CEIAG Programme will support students through providing:

  • a PHSRE  scheme of work that progresses from year 7 through to 11, building year on year;
  • form-time activities that compliment the PHRSE scheme of learning
  • links between subjects and professions in lesson-time;
  • external speakers from Colleges, Sixth Forms, Apprenticeship Providers and businesses/industries;
  • careers and skills workshops;
  • careers fairs;
  • the opportunity to meet with an external, impartial careers advisor;
  • access the school’s Careers Leader who has a Careers Leadership qualification.

Provider Access Policy

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. Please click here to read the full policy.

Progress Towards Gatsby Benchmarks  2023 to 2024 – for more information click here

Whole School Careers Overview 2023-2024 – for more information click here

Career Magazine for Parents – lots of tips for post 16 and 18 options, the UCAS application key dates, talking careers with your children and much more!

T’ Levels

T Levels are technical qualifications that allow students to combine studying with a substantial industry placement and are open to students who have completed their GCSEs. T Levels have been designed in collaboration with employers, so the content prepares students for entry into skilled employment or a higher-level Apprenticeship. T Levels carry UCAS points in line with A levels so will also allow progression to University.  Watch this video to find out more:

Search for available courses in your local area by entering your postcode. Search via:

Traineeships For more information on Traineeships –

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To find out about apprenticeships – this website is a one-stop introduction to the world of apprenticeships in England. Search online for hundreds of apprenticeship profiles, explaining the roles, responsibilities and rewards. There is also practical advice on choosing the right apprenticeship, interview techniques and more. Plus, new case studies for this year profiling apprentices and their achievements, to help inspire career choices. Students can also apply for an apprenticeship with a top employer on the new vacancies section of the site.

For parents to listen to support in providing careers advice –

Traineeships –

Open Daysclick here to find out more information about sixth form and college open days

Birmingham Careers Service click here to find out more information about what they do