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Edmund Rice College, Glengormley


Careers Day
Careers Day

Careers Teacher

Mrs S Woods

Edmund Rice College’s CEIAG Department strives to strengthen and develop Careers Education including the essential elements of Career Planning, Careers Information, Work-Related Learning and Employability Skills.
Edmund Rice College CEIAG department works towards the realisation of the students’ potential ensuring that they are provided with the full and appropriate support required to make the informed decisions regarding their future.


Aim 1 – Self-Awareness and Development
Aim 2 – Career Exploration
Aim 3 – Career Management

The Careers Service NI, Careers Advisor is available in the Careers Interview room every week to offer professional advice and guidance.

The Careers Advisor also provides:

  • introductory class talks on the support provided by the Careers Service
  • presentations on career decision making
  • advice sessions for groups of learners;
  • one to one guidance interviews for Year 12 pupils
  • up-to-date labour market information
  • attendance at Year 12, 13 and 14 parents teacher meetings.

All year 12 pupils receive a personal guidance interview

Post 16 Careers Guidance

Knowledge and information regarding career options is central to the fundamental basis of the department.

A strong emphasis is placed on students’ Progress File where they are encouraged to manage their own learning.

In essence we endeavour to build confidence by encouraging:

  • A better understanding of personal attributes
  • Setting goals and targets to achieve personal aims
  • Keep a record of all achievements and skills

Careers Programme

Year 13

  • Curriculum Vitae update
  • Careers Research
  • University Research
  • Applications for Apprenticeships
  • Work Experience and Evaluation
  • Personal Statements Preparation
  • Presentations from University Personnel
  • UCAS convention
  • Year 14
  • UCAS Preparation
  • UCAS Application
  • Interview Skills Preparation
  • University Visits
  • Portfolio preparation

The Role of the Parent

The role of parents/guardians in influencing the career decision making process should not be underestimated.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to develop their knowledge of current and future career paths and opportunities. It is also important that they understand how to support career choices which best suit the skills, qualities, interests, values and aptitudes of their child and reflect the needs of the economy.