Friday, April 27, 2012

What you thought about the future of Connexions - 2012

In early 2012, Connexions Birmingham ran a major consultation exercise to find out what you thought about our proposals for the future of the Connexions service. We had to make these proposals because of changes to the law about careers guidance, and because Birmingham City Council needs to save money. We had views from young people, parents, and schools and colleges. We have a summary of the proposals and what you told us about how you felt about them on our website.
As well as asking what you thought about the proposals, we asked how satisfied you — young people, parents and schools — were with the Connexions Birmingham service. It was great to see that, overall, 88.4% of people joining in the consultation were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” and the figure for just young people rises to 91.3%.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

National Careers Service launched today

National Careers Service website
The new National Careers Service was launched on 5 April 2012 — if you’re aged between 13 and 19, you get the website at and the phone helpline 0800 100 900, plus careers advisers via webchat and email. Remember that Connexions Birmingham is now becoming a service which offers careers information advice and guidance to targetted groups of young people who might need extra support. We will only be offering “universal” careers information advice and guidance to wider groups of young people if your school/college is buying that service from us. You’ll be able to find out more about these changes soon on our website.