Careers

Careers Education, Information & Guidance extends throughout the school and its primary aim is to assist students to know themselves better, to be aware of education, training and career opportunities and to make the transition from school to working life. Careers Education is embedded in the teaching of every subject.

Education for Employability in Years 8-10

At Key Stage 3 students:

  • Examine their own skills and qualities
  • Consider local and global employment opportunities
  • Learn about the changing world of work
  • Investigate aspects of enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Participate in a number of events which empower them to make informed and positive career choices
  • ‘Learn by Doing’ by forging partnerships with Young Enterprise, our Business Partners and the STEM Ambassador Programme
  • Careers Education at Key Stage 4 and Post 16

All students:

  • Experience dedicated Careers Education classes
  • Engage in an extensive work experience programme in a range of institutions linked to the potential career pathway of each student
  • Receive additional support from personnel in the Northern Ireland Careers Service
  • Avail of the opportunities to attend annual Open Days in local and national universities
  • Participate in Mock Interviews directly related to their preferred pathway which is supported by local Business Partners and working professionals
  • Engage in a Careers Convention with ambassadors from the world of work

Please click on the following links to access more information on Work Experience:

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/work-experience    (Information for students)

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/work-experience-for-your-child    (Information for parents)

https://selfservice.nidirect.gov.uk/TransactionalServices

http://neuvoo.co.uk/ (job search site)

http://www.leisurerecruiter.co.uk (National jobs within Hospitality and Catering)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp1zxqG1vZc&t=1s (leisurerecruiter.co.uk how to guide)

Through our Personal Career Planning we:

  • Encourage traditional and non-traditional pathways based on up-to-date labour market information
  • Offer one-to-one individual guidance at all stages of transition
  • Offer an extensive Work Experience Programme
  • Prepare students for Higher Education, Further Education and Employment
  • Have strong and ever increasing links with business and industry
  • Offer opportunities to explore Career Development pathways
  • Offer opportunities to reflect on individual strengths, personal qualities, aspiration and aptitudes
  • Organise a series of workshops led by visiting speakers from diverse employment sectors
  • Offer programmes to develop self-presentation and interview skills

Investigate Apprenticeships

http://www.nijobs.com/Apprenticeship-Jobs-in-Belfast

http://creativeskillset.org/apprenticeships

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/it-software-web-and-telecoms-professionals-apprenticeships

University

STUDENT GUIDE

WHAT TO STUDY AND HOW TO GET THERE?

https://www.ucas.com/file/49766/download?token=Gnw5KGh5

http://university.which.co.uk/

Parent Guide

Everything you need to know about your child’s journey to university or college

http://university.which.co.uk/teachers/introduce-higher-education-options/university-parent-guide

May20

Primary 7 Parents – New Admissions for September 2022

Dear Primary 7 Parents Principal, Miss Mary McHenry and Assistant Principal, Mrs Ellen Smyth will be available tomorrow, Saturday 21 May from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, to take calls regarding admissions queries. Please contact us at the school number: 02890325631

May17

Quarry Safety Campaign – Stay Safe, Stay Out!

As the warmer weather approaches, please share this important information at home. Read More »

April27

Post 16 Options at St. Louise’s

Current Year 12 students are now in the process of considering their subject choices for Post 16. We would encourage parents/carers to spend time going through the Post 16 Options booklet with their daughter/son and help them to make this important decision as they move to the next stage of their education. Any pupils wishing … Continued Read More »

April12

Wishing our staff, pupils, parents and carers a restful Easter break. Please see end of term arrangements. Read More »

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