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

July2

Free School Meal Payments

Families who received free school meals during this school year (1 September 2020 to 30 June 2021), are entitled to a School Holiday Food Grant Payment over the summer holidays. The first of three payments will be made into bank accounts on 7 July. Please be advised that families receiving the holiday food payment still … Continued

June22

St Louise’s Dance Showcase – Coming Soon…

St Louise’s Dance department is very excited to announce the premiere of our 2021 showcase, SLD ON SCREEN!!!    LIVE STREAMED TO YOUR LIVING ROOM ON WEDNESDAY 23 JUNE AT 7.30PM . You can have a sneak preview by clicking on the link to the trailer below: Make sure to tune in with your family … Continued Read More »

June20

Year 8 Students visit St James’ Community Farm

Our year 8 students have been down on the farm this week, enjoying feeding and cuddling the cute clientele of St James’ Community Farm. We are so lucky to have this wonderful facility on the doorstep of St Louise’s! Speedy the turtle has been a particular favourite of our students. Enjoy our gallery of pictures. Read More »

June20

Charlie Mackesy Project

The corridors of St Louise’s have been transformed with the fabulous art work of our Key Stage 3 students. They embarked on a project to explore the work of the inspirational Charlie Mackesy and the corridors have been adorned with their wonderful interpretations of his creations. Download the link below to view! https://youtu.be/NJxrwEUwNPY Read More »

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