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Connexions Wolverhampton

Connexions 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 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 your needs. We want every young person to have access to equal opportunities and achieve their very best in life.

You can access the service if you are a resident of Wolverhampton and are aged between 13 – 19 (up to the age of 25 if you have you have special education needs and/or a disability). If you have left school and are not in learning, working or training you will have your own personal adviser to support you with your next steps. If you have an Educational Health Care Plan [EHCP] you will meet with your adviser at key points to help plan your next steps.

NOTE: - 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 via Connexions Wolverhampton Facebook page.

For any additional information please contact us:

Who to contact

Contact Name
Connexions Team
Contact Position
Personal Advisors
Telephone
01902 554499
Mobile: 07584 491210
E-mail
connexions@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Website
Wolverhampton Connexions
Notes

Connexions is a service providing impartial information, advice, guidance and practical support to young people aged 13-19 (up to 25 with special education needs or disabilities). We help young people get ready for adult and working life.

The Connexions service, which offers careers guidance, information and advice to young people has now joined the City of Wolverhampton Council.

The website is full of useful information and advice on a range of topics that affect young people such as:

  • Training
  • Learning
  • Careers
  • Jobs
  • Money matters
  • Life issues

Connexions also offers support up to the age of 25 for those with special education needs and/or disabilities. We may be able to help...

  • Help to understand their options at key decision points, including at KS4 option time, 16+ and 17/18+ and to make an informed choice.
  • Specialised help if they have learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Extra help and support, if your son or daughter needs it, to deal with any problems or issues they may encounter.
  • Advice and support with CVs, interviews and applications for courses, apprenticeships and jobs when needed.
  • Help with making the transition from education and learning to the world of work, and support if they encounter difficulties.
  • Information on lifestyle, leisure and volunteering opportunities.

Their primiary aim is to help you support your son or daughter to continue in learning so that they can make the best of their future. All advice is impartial and discussions will remain confidential.

Where to go

Name
Civic Centre
Address
St. Peters Square
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Postcode
WV1 1SH

Time / Date Details

When is it on
We offer a live 'virtual' duty service via our Facebook page. Search Connexions Wolverhampton to find out more.

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
13 - 19 years of age
Referral required
No

Record Last Updated on: 29/06/2021

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