Tile Cross Academy aims to offer all our students full impartial support, advice and guidance in order for them to make an informed choice for their future. Careers events and activities will take place throughout the school year and will be advertised in the Heart Zone.

The school’s Careers Leader is Mr Neil Mackintosh. If any student or parent would like to discuss career choices then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Neil Mackintosh on 0121 566 6406 or

Mrs Manjit Johal provides independent and impartial professional careers advice one day a week in school.  She is available at lunchtime and breaks for ‘drop in’ support and meets with all year 10 and 11 pupils for longer guidance interviews. During Careers interviews students are also given information to enable them to register on the apprenticeship website. 

Mrs Sham Akhtar, Careers Co-ordinator, provides additional advice and support two days a week in school; helping pupils to choose and apply to the post-16 pathway that best suits their aspirations and ability. 

Careers Web Pages


These web pages aim to support students to make informed decisions about their future choices and to help parents/carers to assist their child with their options. They can also be used by school staff to support students.


There are 9 sections that focus on key careers matters plus an additional section dedicated to Maritime careers.You will also find links to useful websites and other sources of information and help.


Please choose from the following sections:

Additionally, the following sections provide details of student destinations, the school’s careers policy/programme and the school’s provider access policy.

3 further sections are aimed at parent/carers, employers and there is also a section to support teachers to make links between  subjects they teach and careers.


Careers Policy including

Careers Programme and Gatsby Benchmarks