The local councils Connexions service, has a legal responsibility under the Education & Skills Act 2008 to encourage, enable or assist the effective participation of young people into education or training. In order to achieve this certain information needs to be collected from you to ensure that you receive the support you need in order to make the best choice for you.
This survey will only take a few minutes to complete and will help your school and your local Connexions service to support you in the best possible way in making plans for after you have finished in year 11.
Completion of this survey as voluntary and where information would allow us to provide you with a better service we will point this out.
Who are we, what do we do and how and can we help you
Connexions in Wolverhampton is a free and impartial careers information, advice and guidance service for young people who live in Wolverhampton. We offer advice on
- Choosing and exploring careers that will suit your skills and interests.
- Finding out key facts about different careers. What do I need to learn? How much does is pay? What does the job involve? How many jobs are there in this field?
- Your options; from 6th form to college and from training providers to apprenticeships. We will advise you on what you can do and how you can access it.
- Support with applying for courses, jobs and apprenticeships. From how to write an amazing application form, to how to present yourself as the best candidate at a job interview.
- Need help? Connexions can offer support and make referrals to other organisations if you are experiencing barriers to achieving. From financial support, to raising your confidence and self-esteem and support with your mental health and wellbeing.
- Anything else? We offer information on how to access social activities in your community, work experience opportunities, voluntary work, part-time work while you study and gap years.
We are a person-centred service, meaning we tailor our support to young people’s needs. We want every young person to have access to equal opportunities and achieve their very best in life.
Young people can access the service if they are a resident of Wolverhampton and are aged between 13 – 19 (up to the age of 25 if they have special education needs and/or a disability). If they have left school and are not in learning, working or training they will have their own personal adviser to support with their next steps. If a young person has an Educational Health Care Plan [EHCP] they will meet with their adviser at key points to help plan their next steps.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions our service is now offering support via telephone, e-mail and Facebook. You can find out more about how to access our service, the latest career opportunities and useful resources at https://www.facebook.com/Connexions-Wolverhampton-156805851054717/