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Employer Offers to schools

WILLMOTT DIXON  (The Marches, WV Living) 16TH - 20TH MARCH

The Marches site will be taking part in the Open Doors week in March.  This event is suitable for anyone looking for a career in construction.  To view the full details and dates available please click HERE


We are delighted to announce that we have developed a new general site work experience program to run alongside our current engineering program.

Work experience is the first stepping stone in a students path towards an exciting career.  The program we have created aims to develop students' employability skills, through offering exciting insights into our business and STEM-related careers.

The new program is aimed at students aged 14-18 who have a passion for working in our industry.  We want to reach out to students who are interested in manufacturing, engineering, fitting and testing, as well as other areas such as quality, business development and IT.  This is a generalised work experience program to show students all aspects of the business.

In order to make the process as fair as possible, there will be an application process.  More information will be provided once you  register an interest.  Applications are now open and will close on Friday 6th March 2020. Please note applications cannot be accepted after that date.

For further details and dates available click to download the flyer

To request the application form please email audrey.anderson@collins.com 

NEXT GEN MAKERS - Introducing a comprehensive careers resource for Engineering

In March 2020 Next Gen Makers will be launching the Engineering Careers Prospectus 2020.

WHAT: It is a dedicated free of charge online and printed resource for High Schools & Sixth Forms in the Black Country and Birmingham.

WHY: The aim is to help schools in the provision of quality careers advice relating to engineering

CONTENT: Targeted for a year 10+ audience, the Engineering Careers Prospectus 2020 includes: 

  • Simplified engineering career pathway information
  • Places to learn and develope skills (Colleges/Training Providers)
  • A broad range of example engineering and manufacturing companies
  • Success stories of existing engineering Apprentices

Career Leads at schools that are interested in receiving the Engineering Careers Prospectus 2020 resource should email



Each year Sandwell Council's HR service delivers its Summer Internship Programme giving undergraduates the opportunity to spend the summer working for the Council, contributing to key events and projects.  During their placement each intern gains valuable experience and the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills.

For further information please contact:

Alison Danks on 0121 569 2955 ext. 2394 or email alison_danks@sandwell.gov.uk


Following an introduction from the Digital Skills Partnership, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have been liaising with PWC to draw up an initiative to engage with schools and colleges to achieve and build on digital skills and career aspirations.

For further details click HERE