Careers and Work Experience

Our main outcomes from our careers plan are;

Where appropriate;

  • All students at Woodlands receive a stable Careers Programme
  • To enable all students to learn from information provided by the Career and labour market 
  • The Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Programme is indvidualised and address the needs of each student
  • Link the curriculum learning to careers learning
  • Provides students with meaningful encounters with employers and employees
  • Provides students with experiences of work places
  • Ensure the opportunity for personal guidance to all students
  • Provides students with local offer information in a timely manner
  • Offer of regular encounters with Further and Higher Education information sessions and visits; including internships, appenticeships and additional training opportunities
  • To review and update the Careers offer annually, based on feedback

Careers, Work Experience and Destinations Team


Helen Southwell 


Caitriona Rickard 

Deputy Headteacher 

Careers Leader

Lauren Church 

Careers and Work Experience Coordinator 

Email Careers Team

Employer and Business Encounters

We continually track, and source employer and business contracts, to support our students and provide them with invaluable work focused opportunities, through the exploration of job roles within their organisations, local visits or presentations and workshops delivered in school.

These also include work experience and voluntary placements

The employer Encounters for 2022-2023 were:

  • Books Revisted 
  • Coleshill Leaisure Centre 
  • Southfields Farm 
  • Willmott Dixon
  • Palm Tree Travels 
  • Jaffas 
  • Partridges Deli Kitchen, Coleshill
  • Morrisons
  • Upper Crust
  • The Swan Hotel, Coleshill 
  • St.Catherine's Day Care 
  • Coleshill Library
  • Sweet Things 
  • Lmaiz 
  • Sixty Fish 
  • Around Again (Colebridge Trust)
  • Coleshill Town Hall 
  • Coleshill Community Hub 
  • YMCA Chemsley Wood 
  • Cafe on The Hill
  • Planters Garden Centre
  • NFU
  • Warwickshire Police and Fire Service 
  • Ask Apprenticeships
  • Incorporate Wear 
  • Cadent Gas 
  • Fat Fluffs
  • Wags K9