Careers in Local Government (Available On Demand)
Overview of what local authorities do and an insight to the many different departments within local government.
What it is like to work for the local authority– hear from apprentices
- Where to find them
- How to apply
- Hints and tips on completing applications and attending interviews
Local Opportunities – FE/HE & Apprenticeships (Available On Demand)
Where and how to search for opportunities from entry level to higher level?
What are the current opportunities available – hear from providers/sixth form providers/further education colleges and higher education institutions
- Entry Level Opportunities
- Level 1 opportunities
- Level 2 opportunities
- Level 3 opportunities
- Level 4 and above
- What’s Kickstart and how can it help me?
Where can I go for further help and support? Black Country My Choices Guide
My Health Matters – Maintain your Physical & Mental Health What Works? (Available On Demand)
This upbeat session will help you understand why your health, mentally and physically, is important and how it affects us when we neglect either or both. It will get you ready and prepared to move forward positively and confidently with your next steps and will cover things such as:
Access to FE/ HE dispelling the myths (Available On Demand)
What’s HE what’s FE and some of the common myths – explore the benefits of both
- Hear about local offers for FE and HE
- Student finance – what is it, how and when do I apply?
- Hear from those who are in FE, HE and Apprenticeships
Employability Skills – What makes me employable? (Available On Demand)
What are employers looking for and what do we mean employability skills?
Hear from some experts in employment about how you can prepare yourself for employability, some of the topics that will be covered are:
- Workplace language
- Dress for the job
- Common mistakes
- Your CV
- Where are jobs and Apprenticeships advertised
- What to put on your application form and what not to put on
- Interview techniques – face to face and virtual
Health & Social Care WOWW (Available On Demand)
We’ve partnered with Health & Social Care organisations in the Black Country to showcase the exciting opportunities within this sector. This session will highlight the variety of Health & Social Care job roles available and the routes to get into the industry.
Careers in Construction (Available On Demand)
We’ve partnered with construction companies working in the Black Country and the surrounding areas to showcase the exciting projects they’re currently involved in building. This session will highlight the variety of job roles involved in this fantastic industry and also an insight into how the world of construction is changing.
Apprenticeship Event (Available On Demand)
The Ladder for the Black Country recognises that young people may be unsure about their next steps after their transition into post 16 education. Choosing the right career or pathway is an important step. Apprenticeship week enables young people to investigate and review a variety of pathways open to them. This Learn Live event is designed to raise awareness of the various options available through the Apprenticeship route including information from independent training providers, colleges and employers. Apprenticeships range from intermediate level 2 to degree level 7. The session includes information from employers as to what they are looking for in future talent to enhance and build their business and from apprentices themselves explaining the choices they have made to build their futures.
There will also be representatives from each provider who will be able to answer any questions you may have during the event.
Teacher CPD Event –
Apprenticeships – What are they?
National Apprenticeship Services together with the Black Country Ladder are delighted to present a CPD session for Teachers to explore and demystify the apprenticeship route to employment. The session will help teachers increase their confidence in discussing apprenticeships as a viable route into employment for young people. It will include what is an apprenticeship, how apprenticeship work, how apprenticeships compare with the more traditional routes into employment and the benefits of following an apprenticeship to build for the future.
Representatives from the National Apprenticeship Services/Apprenticeship, Support and Knowledge for schools (ASK project) and the Black Country Ladder will be able available to answer any questions you may have during the event.
Swap Don’t Drop (Available On Demand)
In partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority, this event is aimed at those who are considering dropping out of education. The message is simply ‘Swap Don’t Drop’; it’s ok to change your mind and there are alternative option for you to consider.
Careers in Engineering/ Manufacturing Session (Available On Demand)
The session highlights options available to further your education or find Apprenticeships to help start an Engineering career as well as hearing from existing Apprentices talking about their experiences.
Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18986879
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Session (Available On Demand)
Working with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and their NHS Futures Team, Learn Live has been given special access to the work of the Allied Health Professionals, the third largest workforce in the health service. This programme gives students real-life encounters with Allied Health Professionals in these vital careers, providing fresh perspectives on the world of work.
Work Experience page – https://www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk/work-with-us/work-experience/
NHS Futures Zone page – https://www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk/services/service-directory-a-z/nhs-futures-zone/
Twitter handle – @RWT_WEX