Find Your Right Career Path

Choosing your next step after leaving school or college can be a really daunting task, so don't worry if you're not sure what to do next. 

You're probably hearing a lot of buzzwords right now such as, 'what goals should I be setting?' and 'how much money you can earn' doing X or Y, right? 

Well don't be alarmed. Absolutely everyone who has gone on to achieve something had to start somewhere and this can be your opportunity to do the same. 

At What Next? our sponsored partners will get you ready for work, armed with a range of skills that will make a significant difference in shaping your future. 

So, whether you're hands-on and a born creative or you're a methodical thinker, we have links with some of the most respected and proven Colleges and Apprenticeships Schemes in the West Midlands.

With campuses in Lichfield, Tamworth, Rodbaston & Cannock, South Staffordshire College provides courses to suit every learning style and help develop essential employability and interpersonal skills. SSC offer's full-time and part-time courses, apprenticeships and university level courses all designed to enhance the skills you need and give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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A.F. Blakemore & Son

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the largest SPAR distribution centre in the UK. The company's headquarters are in Willenhall.

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APM provide services for people, places and business to create and improve skills, employment, and health and wellbeing.

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Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark train hundreds of apprentices every year, and supports you every step of the way as you earn and grow your skills.

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Black Country Impact

Black Country Impact specialises in services to give the best employability prospects for the future, benefiting them and our communities.

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Dudley College of Technology

Whatever you hope to do - find a job, train for a career, prepare for university - you'll need the right skills and knowledge to prepare yourself.

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Earn while you learn. Get your foot in the door at a top company. Use hands-on learning to achieve qualifications, practical experience, and degrees.

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Halesowen College

Halesowen College offers exceptional support and opportunities for students making the transition from school to higher education or the career of their choice.

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Working with over 3000 businesses, JTL train more apprentices than anyone else in the building services engineering sector.

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Moog Aircraft Group

Moog Aircraft Group design, manufacture and integrate precision motion control components and systems.

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Newman University

Newman University are driven by the belief that higher education should enable learners to develop new ways of understanding the worlds, and help them make a positive impact within it.

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Performance Through People

Performance Through People have a strong track record of working with employers across a range of industries and were graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for our partnership engagement.

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Sandwell College

Sandwell College is the newest FE college in the UK and a landmark for the development of education and training in our region!

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South Staffordshire College

South Staffordshire College are driven to inspire, empower and broaden your talent. Their easy-to-reach campuses offer amazing facilities.

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Stafford College

Stafford College are Staffordshire's leading General Further Education College, with pass rates and student achievement rates amongst the best in the country.

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Staffordshire University

Stafford College are Staffordshire's leading General Further Education College, with pass rates and student achievement rates amongst the best in the country.

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Wolverhampton College

With more than 300 different qualifications on offer, a wide range of full-time and part-time courses, and over 4,500 students, there is something to suit everyone, whatever your level.

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Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Wolverhampton Grand is a long established theatre in the heart of the Midlands. It receives a wide range of major touring productions and one of the biggest pantomimes in the UK

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