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

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Ulster Univserity Parents information day

Ulster University would like to invite parents and guardians of Year 12 and 13 students to our Parents’ Information Event. Students are welcome to attend.

 

Saturday, 14th April

9.30am – 1.00pm

Belfast Campus

 

This event will provide an excellent opportunity for you to find out about:

  • Course options
  • The UCAS application process
  • Employability of Ulster graduates
  • Student finance

 

To register and to find out more

www.ulster.ac.uk/parentsevent

 

 

 

The University Roadshow visits GHS Year 13 Students

The University Roadshow visited our Year 13 students today to showcase up to date information about the wide variety of third level opportunities available to them.

It provided useful information for all students intending to apply to universities in: England, Scotland, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Europe.  This was an opportunity for our students to speak to and gather information from representatives from the 9 Universities that attended. 

After a short 20 minute presentation to the students covering all aspects of applying to university which covered the application system UCAS, students then had the opportunity to go around each of the university stands and speak to the exhibiters present about their course of interest.

 

School Leaver Update March 2018

Here are some of the opportunities that we have had sent to us for the month of March 2018.

  1. Brett Martin – Junior Process Technician – click here to see the job description. This is a good opportunity for those with a Science/Technology background.
  2. Dale Farm – Food Manufacturing Apprenticeship.  Get paid while you work and study the NVQ Level 2 qualification in Food Manufacture.  Click here to read the flyer.
  3. Parents’ Information Event University of UlsterUlster University would like to invite parents and guardians of Year 12 and 13 students to our Parents’ Information Event. Students are welcome to attend.Saturday, 14th April, 9.30am – 1.00pm, Belfast Campus.This event will provide an excellent opportunity for you to find out about:· Course options

    · The UCAS application process

    · Employability of Ulster graduates

    · Student finance

    To register and to find out more  www.ulster.ac.uk/parentsevent

  4. Mercedes Benz Apprenticeship Opportunities – 002 Apprentice App Pack Flyer 2018

School leavers

At Glengormley High we have excellent links with local employers, training agencies, colleges and universities. Whenever we receive information about a new opportunity for our school leavers we will post it here.

Speedy careers event for Year 12

Pupils engaged in lively discussion with Year 12, 13 and 14 pupils in the style of ‘speed dating’, moving from subject to subject to get a holistic feel to picking subjects for GCSE. Pupils were then given case study cards promoting various career paths that certain subjects will lead to. In addition, the case study cards highlighted labour market information along with Salary/Working conditions etc.


Pupils were able to recognise their employability skills and transfer them into making a suitable choice at GCSE relating to their desired career path.

Pupils left armed with information under the CEAIG Framework in order to build a portfolio of work related skills for life.

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.