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

May26

Important Information Regarding Malaga Trip

I hope I find you safe and well? The Art and Design department, together with the Geography department, are scheduled to take an educational trip to Malaga, Spain, in February 2021. We are hoping that the trip will go ahead as planned but at present we are unsure if this will be the case. Some … Continued

May25

Important Message for Photography and Moving Image Arts Students

Hello students. Please find attached in the links below imprtant information regarding arrangements for the return of photography equipment currently on loan. It is vital that these items are returned to the school so that the Photography and Moving Images department can check and service equipment to continue to facilitate students next year when school … Continued Read More »

May25

Announcing Art Book Cover Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the school book cover competition. The entries were outstanding in terms of quality and creativity. Congratulations to our winners: First place – Ayaana Tuansi – The Life of Pi Second place – Natasha McGreevy – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Joint third place -Rosie Douglas, Year 8 … Continued Read More »

May22

Family Works Helpline

Hello parents and students. We hope you are keeping safe and well? Please find attached in the link below information about the Family Works Helpline if you are in need of support. Read More »

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