Welcome to the Careers Department at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School. The department is led by Mrs Ashby, who is based in the Hub. It is possible to arrange one-to-one appointments with Mrs Ashby or our independent careers adviser, who visits school once a week. To find out more about the Careers Department, take a look at our introductory powerpoint, which explains all of the areas covered, and see a short video with highlights from our Careers Fair 2020.


Information relating to Unifrog, the careers platform available to all students and staff within the school, is available here, along with a host of useful resources relating to the UCAS process, career pathways and apprenticeships.


If you have any questions relating to the BVGS careers provision these may be directed to Mrs Ashby: n.ashby@bishopveseys.bham.sch.uk


The School has recently invested in the Unifrog careers platform, which provides a wide range of resources to help students make informed decisions about further education and career pathways. Unifrog also includes a variety of resources designed to support students in their studies and careers research. This platform enables students to record all of their careers-related activities in readiness for the preparation of future applications / personal statements.


We provide full support and guidance in relation to every aspect of the university applications process. Unifrog provides full details about all UK universities, as well as overseas universities. We encourage students to begin their research at an early stage, as this enables them to make informed choices about the university course they wish to study.


Representatives from universities frequently visit the school to run workshops and lectures for the students, looking at a variety of areas such as the UCAS process, personal statements, student finance and subject-specific guidance.


We further encourage students to attend subject taster days, masterclasses and open days, to provide them with an insight into university life and areas of interest to them.


Students are encouraged to participate in activities to assist them in the application and admissions processes, including admissions tests and interviews.


We are keen for students to be able to make fully informed decisions about their future career goals. In order for them to do this, we look to arrange opportunities for students to interact with representatives from the world of work. There are a variety of subject-related societies, for example LawSoc, MedSoc and EconSoc, where guest speakers provide an insight into their specific careers.


We further look to arrange workshops and talks relating to specific subject areas, as well as a well-established Careers Fair, which is a brilliant annual event organised by Mr Davies, our Development Director.


Students are required to take part in a work experience placement during Year 12, and we offer advice and guidance in looking to secure a suitable position.


Unifrog offers a brilliant means of researching potential careers pathways, from both specific career searches and subject-related searches. Here is some summary guidance upon careers linked to specific subjects, along with resources relating to some specific career pathways.

By Academic Subject:
By Career:

Students are offered full information about their Post 18 choices and alternative career pathways and where appropriate are encouraged to consider apprenticeship options alongside university applications. Students are signposted to seminars/workshops and activities to provide them with full information about higher and degree level apprenticeships, and are further assisted with preparation of applications and for assessment centres / interviews etc.

Guide to Apprenticeships:
Application Process & Assessment Centres: