At The Ladder School, we are passionate about supporting students through the process of deciding upon the direction they take after finishing school. We provide impartial guidance and advice on further education, training or employment across KS3 and KS4 and involve many outside agencies such as employers and education providers.

Our Careers Leader is Mrs G Cooke. If you have any queries about careers, higher education or work experience please contact her on 01922 285848 or

Please find some links that may be of interest to you in planning your next steps.

1.     FE College

Walsall College –

Sandwell College –]

Dudley College –]


2.     Alternative Providers for Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Training

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PTP Training-

Juniper Training –

NOVA Training –

3.     Other Useful Sites

 Employment and career choices

Armed Services

National Careers Service


National Apprenticeship Service


All About School Leavers

Tomorrows Engineers

Success at school



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Target Careers

4.     Need additional 1:1 support? Click here to:-

Request a careers key work session with your Learning Coach

Attend a Thursday Lunchtime Careers Clinics in the Ladder Lounge or via Teams

Request 1:1 guidance from the Black Country Skills Factory here

5.     Keen on finding out more about a particular career or the Local Labour Market?

Labour Market Information helps provide data, statistics and predictions about present and future trends in the workplace.

Click here to find out more from the Black Country LEP or

Search for a chosen career into our Career-O-Meter   and compare key information such as pay, hours, future employment prospects about occupations and identify potential careers.

6.     Employer Engagement

We would like our students to experience encounters with employers and employees from a range of business sectors. If you are able to support the students by offering your time to attend a careers event or give an assembly talk,  then please get in touch with the careers leader to express your interest’.

7.     Please find links to additional  Ladder School Careers Guidance Documents.

The Ladder School Careers Programme

Provider Statement Access Policy

Careers Policy

Work Experience Policy 2021