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Careers Advice

At BMet, we have a dedicated team of Careers Advisers, who can give you the careers advice, information and support you need to achieve your career goals.

Our Careers Team can help you:

  • Choose the right course to help you achieve your goals
  • Plan your career development and consider the opportunities available including employment, apprenticeships or higher education
  • Write your CV and identify suitable job vacancies
  • Prepare your UCAS form and personal statement for applications to university.

The Careers Team also organise careers fairs, workshops and presentations with guest lecturers from universities and other organisations so you have all the information you need to make an informed choice about your future career.

Careers advice and guidance is impartial and confidential provided by professionally qualified Careers Advisers. You can ’drop in’, or make an appointment to see a Careers Adviser via Student Services at one of our main colleges – Sutton Coldfield College, Matthew Boulton College and James Watt College.

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Careers Calendar 2019/2020

Week commencing 23rd September 2019

University application guidance for Access students with local universities

Week long programme of visiting local universities giving group sessions to Access students supported by the Careers team at Matthew Boulton, James Watt and Sutton Coldfield.
BMet HE Fairs;

·         Monday 30th September 2019 at Sutton Coldfield College

·         Tuesday 1st October 2019 at Matthew Boulton College

·         Monday 7th October 2019 at James Watt College


50+ universities to visit BMet to give out prospectuses and answer questions about courses and facilities.
Personal Statement support, week commencing 7th October 2019 and every week up till the January 15th UCAS deadline.  UCAS support sessions with Careers team and local universities at Matthew Boulton, Sutton Coldfield, and James Watt Colleges.

·         Monday 7th October 2019 at James Watt

·         Tuesday 8th October 2019 at Sutton Coldfield

·         Friday 11th October 2019 at Matthew Boulton

Visiting university providing advice and guidance on how to write effective personal statements.


Volunteer Events at;

·         Monday 14th October 2019 at Sutton Coldfield

·         Thursday 17th  October 2019 at Matthew Boulton

·         Monday 21st October 2019 at James Watt

Volunteer agencies visit BMet colleges to advertise work experience /voluntary opportunities to  BMet students  10am-2pm.
15th January 2020

UCAS deadline.

UCAS deadline after which applications will be considered late.
University Finance week

10th  – 15th February 2020


Visiting universities run sessions each day on the true costs of university and how to apply for student finance to Universities at Matthew Boulton, Sutton Coldfield, and James Watt to all Level 3 tutor groups requesting input.
National Apprenticeship week

week commencing 2nd March 2020

Careers Team offer sessions by request to all tutor groups on local apprenticeships covering all sectors from Apprenticeship week onwards.


Spot light on apprenticeship opportunities for BMet students.  Career Advisors give group sessions to tutor groups to increase their awareness of local apprenticeship vacancies across the region.

Job Search Week 16th – 20th March 2020


Cross college week of support for students on CV writing, job hunting and interview techniques, including sessions from employers on what they want in their employees.


Personal Statement week 27th – 1st May 2020

Personal statement help week for BMet students in first year level 3 courses with local universities

Full week of visiting universities to Matthew Boulton, Sutton Coldfield, and James Watt to advise students on how to write an effective personal statement.

Head of Careers and Employment

Jenny North
Head of Careers & Employment

Careers Leader

Gill Coldicott
Careers Leader