Careers

The vision for students at Priestley Smith Specialist School is to raise the aspirations of our students by enriching their learning experiences, providing the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in adult life, and enabling them to secure outcomes which exceed their expectations.

We want to create confident, resilient and well-rounded adults who have an aspiration for self-improvement and to provide an education which prepares students for the adult world of work. By providing information, advice and guidance they need students can plan for life beyond school and which will allow them to follow their career aspirations successfully. We recognise that they will need to be able to continue to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge throughout their working lives and the education, information, advice and guidance we provide will be a springboard for this. 

Click the link below for our diary of events for Careers and Employability

For further information on our Employability/CEIAG Programme or specific enquiries about the support individual pupils are receiving please contact form tutor’s in the first instance, or email enquiry@priestley.bham or ring the main school number 0121 325 3900.

Pupils  from year 8 onwards, receive individual Careers guidance and advice from Jainann Wearing from Connexions. Parents are encouraged to attend these interviews with their child.

If your query relates specifically to Work Experience or Work Placements please email s.mcdonald@priestley.bham.sch.uk or call 0121 324 3904.