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

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Year 12 and 13 Interview Success Workshops

On Monday the 5th of February Year 12 students engaged in an Interview Success Workshop to help them understand and develop the key skills they need to go forward into work.  The morning was fun,  interactive and taught students to:

  • Know the different types of interview that exist and their purpose
  • Be able to identify ways to research and prepare effectively beforehand
  • Practice simulated interviews using the STAR model to answer questions.

Year 13 IT Summer Job Placement opportunity

In Year 13 studying IT and consider a career in this rapidly expanding sector?  The Sentinus IT Bursary Placement Programme is an annual programme which provides students with a great opportunity to work alongside IT professionals in real IT work environments for 4 weeks over the Summer holiday period.

There are 20 placements available this Summer and students will have the opportunity to work on IT projects in their area of interest, not simply work shadowing.

For more details have a look at this IT Bursary Flyer or speak to Mrs McKee



Year 12 visit to Skills NI 2017

Year 12 attended the Skills NI event at the Titanic Exhibition Centre and were a credit to the school.  Their interaction with Employers and FE/HE providers demonstrated maturity and high level thinking skills as they networked and explored potential career pathways.  They are to be commended for their efforts in proving that Glengormley High School students are at the top of their game, striving to be the very best.

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