Employability

Education for Employability ensures that all young people develop the personal qualities, skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes which will give them a strong foundation for lifelong learning and work. We provide all learners with the skills they need to succeed in today’s changing work environment.

From 2007 Education for Employability has had to be taught to all pupils from year 8 to 12. Education for Employability has three subject themes:

  • Work in the Local and Global Economy
  • Career Management
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

These themes have been implemented to prepare students for the world of work. Career management allows pupils to learn about career options and learn about the career paths available. Employers are looking for workers with more than literacy, ICT and numeracy skills. Employability provides opportunities for pupils to develop and understand the importance of having skills such as:

  • Managing information
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Working with others
  • Improving personal learning
  • Communication

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Careers Education plays an important role in contributing to the high levels of pupil achievement in Glengormley High School.  The taught programme helps to give pupils a clear focus on career decisions which may be made in the future, and the guidance interviews conducted in schools help to guide pupils in their choices and also act as a tool to motivate and encourage pupils to achieve their goals. All pupils have one period of timetabled employability per week from Year 8 – 12.

The overall objective of effective CEIAG provision is to enable learners to become effective career decision makers, empowered to manage their own career development successfully, confidently and with due respect and care for their own needs, those of others and of their wider communities

KS3

There are three aims at KS3 to realise this objective.

Aim 1: Self-Awareness and Development – identifying, assessing and

developing the skills and qualities necessary to choose and implement an

appropriate career plan.

Aim 2: Career Exploration – acquiring and evaluating information, and

reviewing experiences to identify and investigate appropriate career pathways and learning opportunities in education, training and employment, locally, nationally and internationally.

Aim 3: Career Management – developing skills in career planning, and

employing effective career decision-making strategies to manage transition and

make suitable career development choices, with the appropriate support, advice and guidance

Y10 pupils and their parents are counselled over the vocational implications of subject choices for GCSE courses, engaging in a Subject Mapping Workshop.

KS4

At KS4 pupils appreciate the relevance of the subject of the world of work.  Pupils have a broad understanding of links between subject and post 16 provision in terms of employment and courses in further and higher education.  Through the subjects pupils understand the implications of gender, cultural and racial issues in the workplace.

Y12 pupils have the opportunity of a week’s work experience and learn about Workplace Hazard Awareness and participate in the simulated interview programme organised by the Careers department.   Careers Officers from the Department of Employment and Learning support the work in careers lessons and carry out one-to-one interviews offering support in preparation for post 16.

KS5

Sixth Form pupils are carefully monitored with regard to Career choices and extensive support is given where application for employment, courses and university entrance is concerned.  In addition, one day courses such as Eye4Education’s Assessment Centre is organised whereby students participate in a 4 stage process incorporating applications, aptitude testing, group assessment and finally interview.  This is based on current recruitment procedures in which students are evaluated against set criteria by personnel from local and city firms in commerce and industry.

Links with industry are encouraged through all subject areas with visits to school by employers and out of school activities.

Eye4Education’s information area for parents

Do you need help supporting the career aspirations of your child?  Check out Eye4Education’s information area for parents!

To access the Parent Information  Area on their web site, please take the following steps:

1.            Go to:  www.eye4education.co.uk

2.            In the upper right hand corner click on “Resources” and then click on “Parent Information”.

3.            The first time you go to the site it will ask you for a password.  Enter “eye4education” and hit “Submit”

4.            You may be asked to prove that you’re a human by entering the letters/numbers on a photo.

5.            Then browse the categories, open the PDF documents, read them online or print them off

Patricia McKee

Head of Careers

Aspiring Health Professionals attend British Medical Association Event

An aspiring doctor and an aspiring Physiotherapist from Year 13 attended an event at Queens hosted by The British Medical Association (BMA) who claim they want to encourage more students from non-selective schools in Northern Ireland to become doctors.

As part of the initiative, more than 100 pupils met doctors and medical students at a BMA event in Belfast to learn more about the path to a medical career and were mentored by doctors and medical students.

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Pupils from 14 post-primary schools attended the event.  The pupils also took part in practical medical demonstrations such as measuring blood pressure, using a defibrilator and using a dermascope and microscope.
Mrs McKee

School Leavers

 



AES BALLYLUMFORD LIMITED & AES KILROOT POWER LIMITED

APPRENTICESHIP – Mechanical                       (Reference – AES 170)

APPRENTICESHIP – Electrical                         (Reference – AES 171)

APPRENTICESHIP – Control & Instrument         (Reference – AES 172)

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 4 GCSE at grade C and above which must include English, Maths and a Science/Technology Subject.
  • Demonstrates an aptitude or interest in engineering.
  • Those applying for Electrical and Control & Instrument apprenticeship must be free from colour blindness.

Selection tests may be used as part of the recruitment process.

Key Accountabilities

To undertake a 3-year training apprenticeship with the possibility of 1 year’s post work experience (subject to performance and business requirements).

To apply candidates are required to complete a company application form quoting the vacancy reference above.  For an application form and job profile, please email stuart.harkin@aes.com or telephone Stuart Harkin on 028 93351644 (ext 3773) or write to; Human Resources, Craft Apprentice Training Programme, AES Kilroot Power Limited, Kilroot Power Station, Larne Road, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. BT38 7LX.

Apply through NIjobs.com (link below) for application form and job description.

http://www.nijobs.com/Apprentice-Mechanical-Electrical-Control-Instrumentation-Job-1184175.aspx

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 16.00 hours on Thursday, 31th March 2016.

AES Ballylumford Limited & AES Kilroot Power Limited have a comprehensive Equal Opportunities Policy, which is based on equality of opportunity and the merit principle.  The company is committed to appointing the best person for the job irrespective of personal factors that are not relevant to performance of the job.  In accordance with our Equal Opportunities Policy the Company welcomes applications from all section of the community and especially from Females and the Roman Catholic Community recognising their under representation in the workforce.

COMMITTED TO FAIRNESS & EQUALITY AT WORK


BT are recruiting IT Higher Level Apprentices for our IT Managed Services organisation based in Belfast.

Job Description

The apprentices will be working in a Managed Services environment within our Service Desk dealing and serving BT’s global customers.  This desk operates as the frontline team to all our major business customers who rely on BT to resolve their incidents within agreed service level agreements.  The team deal with proactive and reactive alerts from our customers to deliver a world class service across the globe.  The apprentices will deliver excellent customer service to help resolve incidents whilst building their knowledge and skill in a range of technologies to give them a good breadth of knowledge before choosing which area they would like to specialise in.

Format

Apprentices will spend four days per week at BT’s Belfast office and one day a week at a local college working towards a technical qualification. The cost of this training will be covered by the Apprenticeships NI fund and apprentices will have an excellent salary and benefits package with BT.

Requirements

4 GCSE’s Grades A*-C, including Maths and English Language, plus 2 ‘A’ levels – Grades A-C, or verified equivalent qualifications.

Further Info

To find out more about this unique opportunity and to apply, please visit www.bt.com/apprentices.


APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY NIE

NIE currently looking for overhead lines and underground cable jointing apprentices.  Follow the link to apply:

http://www.nienetworks.co.uk/Careers/Powerful-career-opportunities/Apprenticeships

 


 

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It’s now even easier for everyone to get access to careers advice with the introduction of the new webchat service provided by the Department for Employment and Learning’s Careers Service.

Perhaps you’re a parent who wants to help your child with their career choices or maybe you know someone who is unemployed or at school and interested in careers advice.

Professionally trained careers advisers are available to provide free, instant careers information, advice and guidance direct to an individual’s PC, laptop or mobile device at a time and place that suits him or her.

The webchat service is available Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm on the nidirect website at:

www.nidirect.gov.uk/chat-with-a-careers-adviser.htm

The new Careers webchat service will provide greater access to the Careers Service and is part of the Digital Transformation Programme to increase the number of government services online.

School Leavers

 



AES BALLYLUMFORD LIMITED & AES KILROOT POWER LIMITED

APPRENTICESHIP – Mechanical                       (Reference – AES 170)

APPRENTICESHIP – Electrical                         (Reference – AES 171)

APPRENTICESHIP – Control & Instrument         (Reference – AES 172)

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 4 GCSE at grade C and above which must include English, Maths and a Science/Technology Subject.
  • Demonstrates an aptitude or interest in engineering.
  • Those applying for Electrical and Control & Instrument apprenticeship must be free from colour blindness.

Selection tests may be used as part of the recruitment process.

Key Accountabilities

To undertake a 3-year training apprenticeship with the possibility of 1 year’s post work experience (subject to performance and business requirements).

To apply candidates are required to complete a company application form quoting the vacancy reference above.  For an application form and job profile, please email stuart.harkin@aes.com or telephone Stuart Harkin on 028 93351644 (ext 3773) or write to; Human Resources, Craft Apprentice Training Programme, AES Kilroot Power Limited, Kilroot Power Station, Larne Road, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. BT38 7LX.

Apply through NIjobs.com (link below) for application form and job description.

http://www.nijobs.com/Apprentice-Mechanical-Electrical-Control-Instrumentation-Job-1184175.aspx

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 16.00 hours on Thursday, 31th March 2016.

AES Ballylumford Limited & AES Kilroot Power Limited have a comprehensive Equal Opportunities Policy, which is based on equality of opportunity and the merit principle.  The company is committed to appointing the best person for the job irrespective of personal factors that are not relevant to performance of the job.  In accordance with our Equal Opportunities Policy the Company welcomes applications from all section of the community and especially from Females and the Roman Catholic Community recognising their under representation in the workforce.

COMMITTED TO FAIRNESS & EQUALITY AT WORK


BT are recruiting IT Higher Level Apprentices for our IT Managed Services organisation based in Belfast.

Job Description

The apprentices will be working in a Managed Services environment within our Service Desk dealing and serving BT’s global customers.  This desk operates as the frontline team to all our major business customers who rely on BT to resolve their incidents within agreed service level agreements.  The team deal with proactive and reactive alerts from our customers to deliver a world class service across the globe.  The apprentices will deliver excellent customer service to help resolve incidents whilst building their knowledge and skill in a range of technologies to give them a good breadth of knowledge before choosing which area they would like to specialise in.

Format

Apprentices will spend four days per week at BT’s Belfast office and one day a week at a local college working towards a technical qualification. The cost of this training will be covered by the Apprenticeships NI fund and apprentices will have an excellent salary and benefits package with BT.

Requirements

4 GCSE’s Grades A*-C, including Maths and English Language, plus 2 ‘A’ levels – Grades A-C, or verified equivalent qualifications.

Further Info

To find out more about this unique opportunity and to apply, please visit www.bt.com/apprentices.


APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY NIE

NIE currently looking for overhead lines and underground cable jointing apprentices.  Follow the link to apply:

http://www.nienetworks.co.uk/Careers/Powerful-career-opportunities/Apprenticeships

 


 

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