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Alison Danks

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Connexions Sandwell provides high quality independent and impartial Careers Information, Advice and Guidance, through a range of professional careers guidance services which includes Personal (Careers) Guidance from careers Advisers that are trained to level 6/7. We hold the Matrix Standard Award and are Affiliate members of the Career Development Institute (CDI).


We provide:-


  • Careers services to Primary and Secondary schools, FE colleges and training providers.

  • Assessment and consultancy for the Quality in Careers Standard.

  • Mentor support for Careers Leaders and professionals from a CDI trained mentor.

  • Experienced assessors of professional practice for Career Development Practitioners.

  • A Careers Guidance service for young people that are Not in Education Training or Employment (NEET, aged 16-29).

  • A free service for Sandwell young people in year 11 that meet the criteria for our Target Service.

  • Marketing services for opportunity providers. 

  • A service primarily in the Black Country (Dudley/Sandwell/Walsall/Wolverhampton), Birmingham and also across the Midlands region.




Method of delivery

  • Client travels to the office
  • Internet-based services
  • Telephone services
  • Travel to client
  • Written resources guides and books

Client groups

  • Clients with special educational needs/difficulties
  • FE students
  • Job seekers
  • School pupils
  • Vocational education students

Services offered

  • Career coaching
  • Career education
  • Career guidance
  • Career information
  • Career management skills
  • Career Programme Design and Development
  • Career Transition
  • CV preparation
  • Interview Coaching
  • Job application assistance
  • Management of Career Programmes/Services
  • Mentoring
  • Organisational consultancy
  • Research on career topics