Open Days, Events and Information Sessions
Due to the current situation, we are unable to attend many of our usual events and information sessions in person. However, there is now a wide range of experiences available online including virtual open days, information sessions and webinars.
We will endeavour to keep this page up to date with events as and when we hear about them. If you would like to have your event included please get in touch.
College and University
City of Wolverhampton College Virtual Open Evening 27th January 2021 4pm - 7pm (other virtual dates in 2021 and in person open events for 2021 details also at this link)
University College Birmingham College Online Open Day, Saturday 23 January 11am - 3pm.
Solihull College and University Centre information including course videos and a 360 College tour available here
South and City College Birmingham Information including 360 virtual campus tour and socially distant Talk and Tour on campus available here. The next open day is 17th June 4.30pm - 7pm but other earlier dates are to be added, click here to register for updates and to attend.
Walsall College Virtual Open Day, 24th March 2021 4pm - 7pm click here to book your place.
Throughout January and February 2021, Walsall College will also be hosting a series of careers webinars taking place on Zoom covering everything from Construction, Plumbing and Automotive careers to Media, Travel and Childcare. Click here to see the calendar of events and book your places.
BMET 8th - 11th February 2021 BMET has a schedule of virtual events during this week, click here to see the calendar of events and book your place (you need to scroll right to the bottom of the page to find the links to register).
BMet are also holding an Inclusive Support Online Event on 3rd February 4.30pm - 5.30pm. This event is for future students, parents and carers of students with Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs), Special Educational Needs (SEN) and those who would like to know more about the inclusive support offered at BMet. Register to attend and find out more here.
Sandwell College virtual open events Thursday 21st January 4pm - 7pm and Saturday 23rd January 11am - 1pm book your place here.
Sandwell College are also running a series of online information events on "Careers in Football and Sport" in partnership with Albion Foundation and West Bromwich Albion Football Club. The dates for these sessions are:
28th January 4pm - 5pm
25th February 4pm - 5pm
25th March 4pm - 5pm
15th April 4pm - 5pm
For more information please email Neil.email@example.com
Juniper Training Saturday 27th February 10.30am - 12pm and Tuesday 2nd March 5.30pm- 7.30pm to register to attend please email Sally Vlaisavejic at firstname.lastname@example.org
UCAS have created a list of virtual University Open Days, find out more here.
Here at Streetly we usually run a very popular Careers Fair for all pupils at the beginning of the year. This year, with Covid restrictions, we are unable to offer an event in school. However, our partner organisation the Black Country Consortium are offering a Virtual Careers Expo which will provide pupils and parents from across the region with access to a wide range of information on careers advice, employment, apprenticeships, skills and training programmes, FE and HE and SEN opportunities all under one virtual roof!
The Expo launches on 14th January, it will remain open to access for 4 weeks and you can visit as many times as you like in that time.
You must register to gain access, please click here to register.
New Year, New Start - Connexions Careers event
The annual Connexions New Year New Start Careers event to motivate and inspire young people aged 14-19, through Microsoft Teams this year is on 25th – 29th January 5.30pm - 6.30pm each day.
Each day is occupationally focussed with Apprenticeship and HE information, videos, presentations, Top Ten Jobs, live Q & A with Connexions Sandwell Careers Advisers and so much more.
Mon 25th January Health and Social Care
Tues 24th January Warehousing, Engineering and Manufacturing
Wed 27th January Social Media, IT, Digital Media and Music
Thu 28th January Administration, Customer Service, Teaching and Finance
Fri 29th January Construction and Public Services
The Microsoft Teams links are on their social media sites:
RAF Learn Live event
The RAF are delivering a live streamed interactive event on 3rd February 6pm - 9pm. The event will be hosted on the Learn Live website and will include detailed information on life in the RAF including the different roles available and what each entails. Questions on key topics submitted by the virtual audience will be addressed in a live Q+A session with RAF personnel.
To register and submit questions click here
UCAS Virtual Apprenticeship Fair
From 8th - 12th February UCAS will be hosting a series of webinars in their Virtual Apprenticeships Event to help students, parents and teachers to discover the world of apprenticeships. You will be able to speak with experts and access a range of interesting information. Click here to see the programme and book your place.
Your Army - a compelling live-hosted video presentation about the Army
What is the Army? What does it do, and how does it work? What skills and activities does it offer. What is life as a soldier like? And how does the Army contribute to society? Join our Your Army session, and you`ll find out.
· 2 available Dates:
o 16th February
o 17th February
· Time: 10:30 – 12:30
· Eligibility: 14+
· Application Deadline: 29th Jan & 1st Feb
Royal Air Force Careers Insight Day - Access All Areas
· Ranging from Aviation, Engineering and Medicine to Logistics and Hospitality - Find out about over 50 careers available through the RAF and the 23 Apprenticeships available.
· 5 available Dates:
o 1st March
o 2nd March
o 3rd March
o 4th March
o 5th March
· Time: 10:00 – 15:00
· Eligibility: 15+
· Application Deadline: 29th Jan – 5th February.
BT Open Evening - Apprenticeship Opportunities with BT
As an apprentice at BT, you can do amazing things. You’ll be part of a global innovations company, connecting our customers for good and create new possibilities for our customers. You’ll be a hugely important part of our business bringing fresh ideas to all sorts of exciting work.
Not only are we the UK’s number one private-sector apprentice programme, we offer a wide range of different apprenticeships, giving you the chance to specialise in an area that excites you. From Information Technology to Cyber Security, from Engineering to Customer Service, and from Field Support to Sales. Best of all, we’ve got apprenticeships all over the UK, offering you the chance to find the perfect opportunity right on your doorstep.
BT are hosting a virtual open evening on 8th February 2021 4 - 5pm and 23rd February 2021 4.30pm - 5.30pm for young people and their parents to find out more about the apprenticeship opportunities at BT.
Apply to attend here: https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/jobs/job/7865567/bt-apprenticeship-open-evenings-february-2021
To see virtual work experience opportunities click here