328-332 Bromford Lane, Birmingham, B8 2SD

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Heart of Birmingham Vocational College

Providing valuable lifelong learning

Employability and Careers

Here at HBVC, we are incredibly passionate about unlocking potential and developing our student’s employability skills through a rich and varied employability and careers programme. We have a dedicated Employability team who who use a whole college approach to create a bespoke employability and careers journey for our learners to best equip each individual for their future.

During their time at college, through curriculum and employability delivery, we aspire to equip all students with the skills and qualities to prepare them for adulthood. To achieve this, provision is designed to give all students the opportunity to access employability activities which help them to become more independent and to become active members of their community.

Our Employability and Careers team will ensure that all students are able to participate in a wide range of activities and experiences, including work placements, that enable students to improve their skills matched to their individual needs and aspirations.

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Gatsby Benchmarks

Our Careers programme is mapped to the Gatsby Benchmarks, these were developed to provide a clear framework for organising careers provision in schools and colleges. HBVC are members of the Careers and Enterprise company who support the delivery and evaluation of all career’s activities delivered by the college.

The document below provides further information about each benchmark and what this means for students at HBVC, or alternatively, download it here: HBVC Gatsby Benchmarks

The Work Placement Journey

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Students in Year 1 can explore several work placement opportunities to assist in identifying their individual career path. Year 2 have bespoke placements where roles are job calved in line with their individual aspirations. Year 3 Students attend individual work placements in line with their outcomes to enable them to transition into Supported Internships, Apprenticeships, Paid Employment, Voluntary Work, Further Education

Supported Internships

For more information on our Supported Internship programme, please see our dedicated information pages here: Supported Internships and BCC SI Programme