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Careers Programme Information

Careers Information for Parents and Carers

This section of Fairfax Academy’s website is aimed at helping parents and carers source information to help support young people in their future decisions. Below you will find three helpful sections; information about education options, types of jobs and local opportunities. 

Students can contact our Careers Advisor, Mrs Knowles via email on for an appointment or for advice. 

Advice and Support 

Post 16 and 18 Pathways

For more information on some of the pathways available, please click on the links below: 

Education Options

There are a variety of educational routes available to students when they leave Fairfax Academy. Click each button and links below to find out more:

Local colleges include:

Access Creative:

Birmingham Metropolitan  inc Sutton Coldfield, James Watt, Matthew Boulton & Erdington Skills Centre:

South and City College inc Bournville:

Solihull College:

Souths Staffs College:

University College Birmingham:

Walsall College:

Aston University Engineering 6th Form

Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA)

Health Futures

West Midlands Engineering Academy


Below is a narrated PowerPoint to assist our Year 11 students in their future plans:

Types of jobs

Students who have a vision of where they want to be in the future may find it easier to plan their next steps more easily. To help students and parents to get an idea of what types of jobs are out there we would suggest looking at a number of these websites:

Labour Market Information

With developments in technology there are now numerous jobs that did not exist 10 years ago. It is important to keep up to date with what is happening locally, nationally and internationally.

Click on the links below to find otu more about the current labour market: