Careers Adviser


My name is Sarah Forsyth and I am the Careers Adviser at Bishop Walsh. I am in school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. On Tuesdays I’m based in the CN Centre & on Wednesdays & Thursdays I’m in the Chaplains Room.

I have created this careers website for all pupils at Bishop Walsh to help you to understand

* how to plan your career

* what you need to be doing and when

* where to find further information and advice. 

I work on a freelance basis and have been working for various Birmingham careers services since 1991.  I hold the Diploma in Careers Guidance qualification from the University of Central England and I am a member of the Career Development Institute and abide by it’s code of ethics, specifically confidentiality and impartiality.  I have worked in a wide range of schools and colleges  within the Birmingham area.

Comment below from the Central London Careers Hub about the value of Careers Advisers-

‘Many young people have an intrinsic need to talk to an impartial Careers Adviser who will focus down their ideas, help them to use information sources, clarify where they need to be both realistic and ambitious, make them aware of the careers, courses and training opportunities that they never realised existed and put into action tactics to help them achieve a way forward.

Careers Advisers are relentless – they are always there. Their continuous presence in an institution is a perfect fit with the real behaviour of many young people, who can change ideas in an instant, forget appointments, be facing exclusion and generally not be the rational beings we would sometimes like them to be. Young people are adolescents, they can be a bit random and Careers Advisers are brilliant at dealing with this.’

In the ever changing and competitive jobs market, careers advice and guidance for young people is more important than ever and taking the time to carefully research and plan your career has never been more important.  This website brings it all together in one place and is a great starting point whether you are a pupil looking for advice or a parent wanting to support your child with their career decisions.


Years 7-11 should ask your form tutor to refer you for a careers interview.

Years 12 / 13 should ask Mrs Hayes to refer you.

Alternatively you can email me or drop in during break or lunchtime ( Tues, Wed, Thurs ) to book an interview or if you just want to ask a question.