Careers and Employability
“Young people need support and assistance to become effective career decision-makers, making the choices that will lead them on to further or higher education, training and, ultimately, employment.”
In St. Mary’s, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is an important element of our provision. We provide pupils with access to high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance to enable them to make informed, considered and realistic decisions about their education, training and employment options.
We aim to:
- provide pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum that will enable them to pursue progression pathways which match their interests and aspirations;
- equip pupils with the employability skills required for future working lives through a range of opportunities and experiences;
- instil a commitment to lifelong learning in each pupil which is essential in the twenty first century world of work;
- empower pupils to plan and manage their future careers.
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is provided by specialist Careers Teachers, Subject Teachers, Form Teachers and external Careers Advisers from the Careers Service of the Department for Learning and Employment (DELNI). St. Mary’s pupils also benefit from the experience and expertise of other external providers, including businesses, organisations, professionals, employers and other education and training providers.