Employability in Birmingham

Female work placement student

Cadbury College is determined to help students reach their full potential. By introducing our new Pathways structure we are helping guide students into their desired career paths.

The Birmingham Skills Investment Plan (2016 to 2026) published an insight as to where Birmingham’s employment future is heading. One thing that was clear in the report was a “clear demand” for employees who have professional qualifications and the appropriate skills required. The investment plan recognises that there will be a need for 78,000 employees with A-Levels or equivalent qualification to ensure that the positions being filled for jobs are people that are highly qualified. It is predicted that there will be a shortage of high skilled workers for roles.

Business mentors help students tackle real-life problems

Business Mentors

On the 9th of November 2017 a group of 17 Year 12 students took part in their first business mentoring session of the Community-Apprentice competition between Cadbury Sixth Form College and Public Health England.  

The mentors have generously agreed to support the students at key points in the ten-month programme, which, like the TV series The Apprentice, requires students to demonstrate personal qualities whilst working in teams to manage their own projects.  In this case, however, the students will be competing to see who can make the biggest positive impact on their community, rather than the most profit.

Tackling real-life problems

The programme, which has recently been recognised by the Department of Education as an effective model for employer engagement, inspires students to develop their employability skills while tackling real-life problems.

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