KNBS Careers

Promoting a career development culture is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our school. We aim to support the aspirations of all our learners and to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. We believe that effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.

 

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

All year 10 & 11 and Sixth Form students have access to one-to-one advice from an independent careers advisor. Amy Barrowclift is in school every TUESDAY for pre-arranged appointments as well as for a drop-in session during lunchtime in the Careers office located in the Library. Students can book an appointment with Mrs Newton in the school library.

 

Post 16 Options

  • Sixth Form & College Open Day/Evening events 2017
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With the raising of the participation age (RPA) you will need to stay in some form of learning until you are 18 here are 3 main pathways to choose from:

•Start an apprenticeship or traineeship

•Full-time education in a school, sixth form college or college doing academic qualifications (e.g. A Levels) or vocational qualifications (e.g. BTEC, OCR Cambridge Awards)

•Work or volunteer (for 20 hours or more a week) while in part-time education or training

 

Careers Updates

See the links below for information on apprenticeships & training courses, work experience placements, job vacancies, College and University events & open days. This information is updated on a regular basis and is also available to students on the careers opportunities link on the school intranet:

January 3rd 2017
  • Volkswagen Group Apprentice Programme
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  January 10th 2017
  • Engineering apprenticeships and open days from EEF
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  • How to apply got an apprenticeships with MGTS
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  • Shadow a student for a day, at Oxford University!
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 January 11th 2017
  • Grant opportunity for Year 13 students studying in Birmingham
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January 14th 2017
  • Engineering opportunities with Johnson Controls
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  • Download the AIM apprenticeships iPhone app
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  • Download the AIM apprenticeships Android app
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January 19th 2017
  • Apply at the British & Irish Modern Music Institute
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  • Latest Not Going to Uni newsletter and employment links
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  • Latest from BIMM - The British & Irish Modern Music Institute<p
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  • Latest Apprentice Vacancies from South & City College Birmingham
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February 1st 2017
  • NHS Apprenticeships available across the UK
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  • Paralegal apprenticeship with Kennedy's - £360pw. Closing date is February 28th
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  • BP Business & Trading school leaver programme
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  • School leavers programme for Yr13 students within the National Audit Office
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February 3rd 2017
  • Apprenticeships at BMW
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  • Which? University - find the best university & degree course
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  • Apprenticeships guidance from Get In Go Far
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  • Advice for parents about the career options for their children
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 February 6th 2017
  • Stepping Forward - Careers bulletin for KNBS - Feb Issue
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 February 14th 2017
  • Latest Apprentice Vacancies from South & City College Birmingham
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 March 1st 2017
  • Engineering taster week opportunity for Year 11 and Sixth Form students
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 March 6th 2017
  • The latest apprenticeship vacancies at South & City College Birmingham  
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  • Open day for Access to Music in March
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  • More apprenticeship vacancies at South & City College Birmingham
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March 7th 2017
  • BCU opportunities and funding available
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  • Schools Engagement Programme
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 March 13th 2017
  • Apprenticeship opportunities in Birmingham from EEF
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 March 23th 2017
  • Apprenticeship opportunities with Network Rail
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  • Join Skanska on the 2017 Apprenticeship Programme as a Highways Operative
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