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CEIAG @ St Columb’s College
Year 13 – Careers Support
To help
students make
an informed
choice
1 lesson per week
every week
2 individual
Careers Inter...
1st St Columb’s College
Round table Past Pupil event
Careers Lessons
To help
students make
an informed
choice
Raise self-
awareness
Identify skills
and talents
Which subjects ...
Ownership
&
Accountability
Is Higher Education worthwhile?
• Knowledge Economy requires high skilled
workers
• 50% of all New Jobs require a degree
•...
Benefits of Higher Education
• Potential to earn more and gain essential
qualifications
• Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity t...
WHICH DEGREE SUBJECTS DO
EMPLOYERS PREFER?
Alternatives to University
• Further Education
• Apprenticeships
• Employment
• Training through
employment
Careers Service Northern Ireland
Construction
Jobs outlook
(14-18)
3,500
ICT
Admin &
support
Manufacturing
Agriculture
Retail
Professional
services 2,200
2...
Jobs all over the world over next 10 years…
China: 19.2 MUS: 5.3 M
South Africa: 1.4 M
Brazil: 4.8 M
Argentina: 1.7 M
Aust...
Price Check – Cost of Living
Area of
Institution
Accommodation Weekly Living
Costs*
Tuition Fees Total Annual Cost
Norther...
Students need an edge over the competition
• 115 UK Universities &
HE Institutions
• 25% of students
received an A grade a...
 What the selectors are
looking for:
 Transferable Skills
 Personal Qualities
 Motivation
 Enthusiasm
 Depth of know...
ENTRY TO HIGH DEMAND COURSES MAY INVOLVE:
* Excellent GCSE profile
* Additional tests–
BMAT, UKCAT & LNAT, HPAT, HPAT Irel...
Work experience
matters
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Not very likely
Not at all likely
Very likely
Quite likely
% of top graduat...
Get involved in extra-curricular activities ……
Stand Out from the Crowd
 Awards and Achievements
 Work / Voluntary Experience
 Extra-Curricular Activities
 Positions...
Top Tips for Parents
• Take an interest in their search for Courses and Universities
• Encourage research
• Visit the list...
www.ucas.com
Careers Education, Information, Advice and
Guidance @ St Columb’s College
Useful websites
www.nidirect.gov.uk/careers
www....
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  1. 1. CEIAG @ St Columb’s College
  2. 2. Year 13 – Careers Support To help students make an informed choice 1 lesson per week every week 2 individual Careers Interviews Careers Fair Talks from Various Universities Specific Career talks/workshops Past pupil advice Careers Service NI Advisors Subject Teacher Advice Open days Drop in facility @Careersbeatty
  3. 3. 1st St Columb’s College Round table Past Pupil event
  4. 4. Careers Lessons To help students make an informed choice Raise self- awareness Identify skills and talents Which subjects do you really enjoy? What are the options post-16? Researching careers and jobs What are the jobs of the future? Which subjects are you good at? Researching university courses How can I make myself more competitive? Do I need certain A-level subjects for a particular degree?
  5. 5. Ownership & Accountability
  6. 6. Is Higher Education worthwhile? • Knowledge Economy requires high skilled workers • 50% of all New Jobs require a degree • 40% of jobs advertised ask for graduates of any discipline
  7. 7. Benefits of Higher Education • Potential to earn more and gain essential qualifications • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet new people and try new things • Independence by moving away from home and taking responsibility • Opportunity to enjoy studying something they’re really interested in
  8. 8. WHICH DEGREE SUBJECTS DO EMPLOYERS PREFER?
  9. 9. Alternatives to University • Further Education • Apprenticeships • Employment • Training through employment
  10. 10. Careers Service Northern Ireland
  11. 11. Construction Jobs outlook (14-18) 3,500 ICT Admin & support Manufacturing Agriculture Retail Professional services 2,200 2,100 3,200 4,400 4,100 3,500 Total jobs 31,600 Source: NICEP/Cambridge
  12. 12. Jobs all over the world over next 10 years… China: 19.2 MUS: 5.3 M South Africa: 1.4 M Brazil: 4.8 M Argentina: 1.7 M Australia: 620k UK: 1.2 M Source: Oxford Economics
  13. 13. Price Check – Cost of Living Area of Institution Accommodation Weekly Living Costs* Tuition Fees Total Annual Cost Northern Ireland University £76 - £100 £159.80 £3,575 £9,967 English University £67 - £130 £167.80 £9,000 £15,712 Scottish University £148 - £185 £191.50 £9,000 £16,660 London University £90 - £150 £247.90 £9,000 £18,916 *Halifax Student Spend Survey
  14. 14. Students need an edge over the competition • 115 UK Universities & HE Institutions • 25% of students received an A grade at A-Levels • 2% failed their A-Levels • 600,000 graduates per year
  15. 15.  What the selectors are looking for:  Transferable Skills  Personal Qualities  Motivation  Enthusiasm  Depth of knowledge of course  Work Experience Brains are not enough!
  16. 16. ENTRY TO HIGH DEMAND COURSES MAY INVOLVE: * Excellent GCSE profile * Additional tests– BMAT, UKCAT & LNAT, HPAT, HPAT Ireland * A* grades or impressive module results at AS level * Work Experience * Evidence of engagement outside A-level specification
  17. 17. Work experience matters 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Not very likely Not at all likely Very likely Quite likely % of top graduate employers Likelihood that graduates with no work experience would get a job offer Source: Highfliers Graduate Market 2013
  18. 18. Get involved in extra-curricular activities ……
  19. 19. Stand Out from the Crowd  Awards and Achievements  Work / Voluntary Experience  Extra-Curricular Activities  Positions of Responsibility  Ability to work on your own  Teamwork
  20. 20. Top Tips for Parents • Take an interest in their search for Courses and Universities • Encourage research • Visit the list of websites we have given you • Visit Open Days / Careers Fair with your Son • Help make realistic and informed decisions • Be open to their ideas and aspirations • Keep in touch! We have a Careers Team here: • sbeatty789@stcolumbs.com • hsisk602@stcolumbs.com • @careersbeatty / CEIAG@StColumbs
  21. 21. www.ucas.com
  22. 22. Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance @ St Columb’s College Useful websites www.nidirect.gov.uk/careers www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk www.studentfinanceni.co.uk www.ulster.ac.uk www.qub.ac.uk http://www.cao.ie http://www.cafre.ac.uk www.hpat.org.uk www.ucas.co.uk www.admissionstestingservice.org http://www.suttontrust.com/ http://thepopejohnpauliiaward.com/ http://www.volunteernow.co.uk/

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