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Below is a short message from our Careers Advisor, Karen Barlow, ahead of the next academic year.

"Well I’m back after a long Summer break, enjoying spending time with family and friends. However I also had time to reflect on what a busy academic year it had been for the schools department at GFT.

We completed impartial 1:1 IAG with Small Heath Academy and Jewellery Quarter Academy. I met some fantastic students who gained a lot from their interviews and have now gone onto achieve their goals at either College, Sixth Form or completing an Apprenticeship.

Small Heath Academy also asked GFT to organise their Mock Interview Day, which was a great success. GFT secured some great organisations to attend, and the Year 10 students gave a sterling performance and now know how to get through an interview with confidence!

Attending lots of Careers Events across Birmingham, GFT staff have met some fantastic young people and we hope we have given them some crucial advice as to what is on offer to them across Birmingham, some have come to join us on our Access to Employment and Next Steps programme, which is great news.

I also had the pleasure of meeting some fabulous EAL students from George Dixon Academy who achieved a L1 Employability Certificate over an 18 week programme, and also KS5 students from Aston Manor Academy who also achieved L1 and L2 certificates in Retail and Customer Service. Well done to you all!

I am looking forward to another busy year meeting lots of new and exciting young people from schools across Birmingham and helping them realise their potential, but also to make them see they have a fantastic future in front of them.

See you soon with news on some more great achievements."

If you wish to contact Karen, please call 0121 333 3001 or E-Mail

Further Information, Advice and Guidance can be found on our Careers Hub.