Head of Department Mr. R. Uprichard
Careers Assistant Ms L. Emerson
Careers Assistant Miss A. Brackenridge
The College’s dedicated Careers Team provides high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance to all pupils in each year group.
In Years 11 and 12, all pupils complete a course of employability education, exploring up to date labour market data and learning about the skills and qualities needed for a successful career. Each pupil also engages in personalised career planning, which includes individual independent guidance from the NI Careers Service. Reflecting on their talents, skills, achievements and personality, pupils are supported to make good decisions for transition to A Level and Further Education.
Sixth Form pupils benefit from weekly seminars and workshops that enable them to connect with employers, universities and other Higher Education providers. Visits to conferences, university open days, an annual interview skills training day and a well-coordinated programme of work experience placements inform all pupils of their options for progression and the evolving opportunities available to them in today’s labour market. Each Sixth Form pupil benefits from personalised advice and guidance on their career plans, including assistance with application forms, interview skills and student finance.
Year 14 Interview Skills Day
17th November 2022
On completion of their studies at the College, the vast majority of pupils take up places in undergraduate degrees at Queen’s University, Belfast and Ulster University as well as many other GB institutions, including Oxbridge and other universities within the Russell Group. A growing number of College students have also proved successful in gaining places on highly competitive school leaver programmes and Higher Level Apprenticeships offered by world leading companies. Others have gone on to university study in the Republic of Ireland or further afield to the USA.