Experience has shown that people who have achieved success and fulfilment in their career, are those who have positively 'owned' their career path at an early stage and have made it happen.
The Careers Department's aims and associated programme of activities is geared to supporting, encouraging and guiding our young people into assuming personal responsibility for their future i.e. Owning their career.
Pupils are encouraged to:
Realistically evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, identify areas of personal development.
Gain an understanding of what personal qualities employers are looking for.
Explore their careers aspirations and test their individual suitability via computer based career assessment software.
Gain experience of the work place environment through a period of Work Experience.
Gain practical job search skills including CV writing and Interview Techniques.
Formulate a career strategy.
The Department delivers a comprehensive programme of activities, which includes presentations by representatives from successful companies, and is fully supported an extensive careers library, CBT assessment software and CBT tutorials, together with on-demand counselling and guidance from the Departmental staff.
Information can also be found on CISCO