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The school has an appointed Careers Leader (Dr J Rose, Assistant Headteacher) who is the main point of contact in school for matters relating to Careers Education.  Please use the main school contact information to contact our Careers Leader.

Our careers programme is reviewed regularly and takes place through the curriculum, CSG lessons, assemblies and in a range of events throughout the school.  The current programme planned for this academic year can be viewed here.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Careers Leader or Head of Year.

The programme is reviewed annually and adapted as appropriate. The impact is measured by considering the routes taken by our students both at age 16 and 18.

Please use the links below to access our Careers Policy and Provider Access Policy

  • Careers Policy Click
  • Provider Access Policy Click

Useful Websites

Writing a CV
Do you need some help on knowing how to look and apply for jobs, including how to write a curriculum vitae (CV), then you may find the following website helpful.

  • National Careers Service
    • Post 16 Providers
      The majority of our students remain with us for the sixth form, however a few students choose alternative subjects or providers which are closer to home. Here are a few websites for you to consider if you are looking elsewhere or wish to investigate an apprenticeship.

      • Solihull Sixth Form College
      • Cadbury College
      • Health Futures UTC
        • Apprenticeships (Post 16 or Post 18)
          Apprenticeships have been transformed in recent years to offer a much wider range of opportunities than previously, the most recent guide for parents explaining modern apprenticeships can be found here.

          • Amazing Apprenticeships
          • Apply Apprenticeships
          • Job Course Apprenticeships
            • Universities
              There are a large number of universities all with their own websites and promotional material. All universities will be slightly different in terms of their atmospheres, facilities and the courses on offer.
              There is no substitute to visiting on an open day, however you do need to do some research first and may find the following a useful starting point.

              • The Complete University Guide
              • UCAS
              • Which? University
              • Indigo (School Login needed)
              • Save the Student
              • Students are allowed 5 days over the two years in Sixth Form to visit universities and colleges. More details are available from the Head of Year 12 and the Head of Year 13. Please remember to request permission 7 days in advance, by emailing head@kechg.org.uk.

                The website unistats is the official website for comparing higher education course data. The site includes information on university and college courses, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) ratings, student satisfaction scores form the National Student Survey, employment outcomes and salaries after study as well as other key information for prospective students

              • Unistats
              • If you are not planning on going to university and want some inspiration for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs, then this could be the website for you.

              • Not Going To Uni

Careers Websites
There are many websites available which provide information about careers. Some are directly related to particular industries and others are less specific. However you may wish to use some of the following to explore some of the options which are available to you.

If you would like to find out more about what career areas you would be suited to you can try answering the questions in this test and then researching the options that are shared with you.

The following websites include all areas and can often be searched by subject and/or interest area. Some also include information about pay and promotion prospects.

There are also many subject based or profession based websites that have careers sections, e.g.

Many students are interested in medical careers, but it is worth remembering that the Health Service requires a wide range of professional staff as well as the doctors. These websites give you information about some of these other roles.

There are many websites which promote independent activities to support career choices. It is also worth looking out for the many competitions that run in school. Participation in these will develop skills that employers will be looking for.

The following organisations run activities to support STEM careers

The University of Birmingham has a scheme called Routes to the Professions which provides support for students considering courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Accounting & Finance and Engineering.

Nationally it is known that there is a significant mismatch between the careers that young people wish to pursue and the opportunities available. Labour Market Information (LMI) can be used to help students and parents understand the salaries and promotion opportunities for different jobs, as well as the volume and location of vacancies in different sectors of the job market. You may find it helpful to use the Labour Market Information which can be investigated using the link below.