Careers and Enterprise
The Careers and Enterprise Company exists to facilitate a world-class careers education, inspiring and preparing young people for the world of work.
Every young person deserves the best possible start to their working life; to choose their path, fulfil their potential and contribute to a thriving economy. Careers and enterprise education inspires, informs and immerses young people in the ever-changing world of work. Over recent years, we have established the foundations of a new approach to long-standing issues affecting the quality and availability of careers education for young people across England. Our work began with a transformative employer-led programme to connect business with education. Today, we support schools and colleges to deliver world-class careers education, responsive to individual pupil needs and underpinned by the internationally recognised Gatsby Career Benchmarks.
Connexions is an impartial information, advice and guidance service which is part of the Skills team at Wolverhampton City Council. We support young people, along with their parents/carers, with making choices in life and making the transition to adulthood. We can work with young people with special education needs and disabilities until the age of 25 and can make referrals to other services after that age. We are client focussed and support our young people with choosing education and training options, developing independence and accessing support to barriers to achievement, exploring jobs and working life, volunteering and work experience, accessing community projects and leisure activities.
Every young person with an EHCP has their own personal advisor. You can find more about the Connexions service and contact us here:
Looking for work or learning and have additional learning or physical disability?
There is a range of support available dependant on your need and age. If you a young person then most likely you will have a statement or education, health and care plan with the local authority, however you may still need some advice and support. The Wolverhampton Information Advice Support Service provides support to parent, carers and young people. Connexions offers advice and guidance on learning and work to young people with special needs up to the age of 24. If you are an adult looking for work and require supported employment, then programmes such as Enable can help.
Enable - Supported Employment
Wolverhampton Disability Employment Service offers a wealth of guidance and support to individuals with disabilities that want to gain paid employment. They have a team of trained employment specialists who assist clients in the job searching and application stages of their journey and through to employment, for as long as required. Enable continues to support individuals when they start a job through time unlimited job coaching support.
Apprenticeships are real opportunities for people of all ages who are motivated to work, enthusiastic to learn, and want to earn a competitive salary while gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
Preparing For Adulthood
The Preparing for Adulthood programme (PfA) is delivered by the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi).
The programme is funded by the Department for Education as part of the Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium.
The partnership brings together a wide range of expertise and experience of working with young people and families, at a local and national level and across government, to support young people into adulthood with paid employment, good health, independent living options and friends, relationships and community inclusion.
The Preparing for Adulthood team previously worked on key transition programmes including the Transition Support Programme, Valuing People Now, Valuing Employment Now (Getting a Life project, Jobs First, Aspirations for Life and Project Search) and Learning for Living and Work.