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.
Here are some of the opportunities that we have had sent to us for the month of March 2018.
- Brett Martin – Junior Process Technician – click here to see the job description. This is a good opportunity for those with a Science/Technology background.
- 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.
- 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
- Mercedes Benz Apprenticeship Opportunities – 002 Apprentice App Pack Flyer 2018
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.
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.
Workforce Training visited a select group of Year 12 pupils interested in courses relating to Motor Vehicles, Joinery, Childcare and Catering. The students were engaged and left the talk armed with plenty of information to help them make an informed decision regarding their Post 16 choices.
For more information visit their website below;
On Monday the 5th of March Year 13 A level students took part in a talk and workshop led by Liverpool John Moore University. During the talk the learned about higher education and course choices as well as more practical subjects such as accommodation and student loans.
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.
If you are in Year 13 and studying a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Computing) then there is an chance for you to apply for some work experience. This would be a great chance for experience in of research and would make a great addition to your CV and UCAS application.
2017-18 Student Leaflet (Ireland)
Are you thinking about what to do next year, well here are two ideas.
- Information about apprenticeship
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