Connexions Careers Fair January 2024: Discover Your Future at Our Trust’s Sixth Forms

Join us at the Connexions Sandwell New Year New Start Careers Fair on Saturday 20 January, from 9.30am-2.00pm at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion Football Club, B71 4LF.  

The free event, which is the largest in the Black Country for young people aged 14 to 25, offers an invaluable platform to explore future education and training opportunities, with over 50 exhibitors including employers, colleges and universities.  


Shireland Sixth Form 

Located in the heart of Smethwick, Shireland Sixth Form stands as a dynamic community which has been fostering growth and success for over a decade. As part of the founding school of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, our sixth form stands as a shining example of innovation and progressive learning, dedicated to delivering a world class inclusive education for students. 

Dedicated to academic excellence, our exceptional teaching nurtures, challenges and prepare students for life beyond sixth form, with students receiving places at coveted Russell Group universities and degree apprenticeships.   

Visit us at the careers fair and explore our sixth form offering. Engage with our expert staff, get your questions answered and discover the unique benefits of studying with us.  

Head of Sixth Form, Liam Fletcher, said: “Making the right choice for where and what you study after completing your GCSEs is an important one. Our mission is that we offer the best provision in the area, and we are proud to be the preferred choice for our community.” 

To learn more about Shireland Sixth Form and apply for September 2024, visit: Sixth Form – Shireland Collegiate Academy  


Shireland Biomedical UTC Sixth Form 

Located in the centre of West Bromwich, Shireland Biomedical UTC Sixth Form prides itself as the UK’s first University Technical College (UTC) specialising in Health and Health Sciences. Our sixth form provides a supportive and innovative learning environment, fostering a true sense of community combined with expert teaching.  

Whether students are working towards a degree, a degree apprenticeship or employment, our aim at Shireland Biomedical UTC is to develop and nurture students to become confident, independent, resilient and well-rounded individuals.   

Partnered with a diverse range of employers who lend their expertise, facilities and time, our students are best placed for their futures. Our affiliation with Birmingham City University also opens doors to team-building events, lectures, taster days and professional mentoring from the University’s leading experts. 

Kayleigh Steed, Head of Sixth Form, said: “We aim to provide a traditional sixth form experience dedicated to nurturing the next generation healthcare and biomedical professionals and leaders We offer academic excellence and a learning environment that is welcoming and supportive, with staff who really care about their students.” 

To learn more about Shireland Biomedical UTC Sixth Form and apply for September 2024, visit: Sixth Form – Shireland Biomedical UTC ( 


Shireland CBSO Sixth Form 

Shireland CBSO Academy Sixth Form proudly stands as the first state school in Britain to be established in partnership with a national orchestra. Collaborating with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, we provide students with an exceptional education dedicated to supporting them in achieving their ambitions. 

With high expectations, exciting enrichment opportunities and a traditional curriculum supported by expert teaching and pastoral care, our sixth form provides an unrivalled experience for student aspiration.  

Our state-of-the-art facilities, including purpose-built performance spaces, recording studios, practice rooms and sport, art, design and drama facilities, create an optimal setting for academy, musical and personal growth.  

Students are empowered to navigate societal challenges and are equipped with essential tools, from employability to leadership and financial literacy, ensuring they have a positive, fulfilling experience whilst preparing for the future beyond formal education. 

Amy Danks, Head of Sixth Form, said: “At Shireland CBSO Academy, we value your education and recognise the significance of choosing the right sixth form for your future success.  

“We are ambitious for you and provide an environment where you can excel, explore opportunities with confidence and acquire relevant skills for your chosen industry.” 

To learn more about Shireland CBSO Academy Sixth Form and apply for September 2024, visit: Sixth Form – Shireland CBSO Academy 


Whether you’re doing early research for your next steps or considering your options for September 2024, our team is here to guide you towards the best path for your future. 

Visit  Events – Connexions Sandwell for more information and to secure your place.