Our team of Careers Advisors provide a professional, impartial and confidential service, to help young people and adults make informed choices about their future career and next steps.
General enquires firstname.lastname@example.org Monitored daily
Carmel McManus email@example.com 07583103394
Downpatrick Campus, including Ballynahinch and Newcastle
Ruth Annett firstname.lastname@example.org 07790349241
What can the Careers Service offer me?
We provide a range of careers information, advice and guidance services to support current and prospective students.
Throughout the year we also organise and promote a range of careers related events and opportunities, to help students develop their employability and career management skills.
We can help you with:
Understanding your career options
Making effective career decisions
Choosing suitable courses
Accessing up-to-date career-related information
UCAS and other higher education applications
Preparation for higher education interviews
Job searching, applications, CV’s, interview preparation
Work placement and volunteering opportunities
Frequently asked questions
To save you from having to phone up and enquire about common topics we have created this frequently asked questions area.
Welcome to the Careers Service
Watch this message from our Careers team and explore how they support our students across all campuses.
Career matching tools
There are a range of tools available to help you get career ideas and suggestions based on your likes and/or what you are good at. Please select the tool most relevant to your age range. Find out more
Choosing a career
Taking some time to understand what is important to you in a career, and then researching different opportunities can help you make informed decisions about your future career. Find out more
Exploring career options
When you have a career in mind, you can then go on to research the qualifications and skills that are needed for that career. Our Careers Officers can help you plan your next steps. Find out more
Choosing a course
Return to education
Perhaps you left school with little or no qualifications, or you wish to change career, or you have a career in mind but are not sure about what to do next? Whatever your reasons for returning to education, there’s lots of support available to help you. Find out more
Training and learning and work
Learning at work can help you improve your career prospects. Your employer may already provide learning opportunities. If not, they may consider getting involved in an employee training scheme. Find out more
CVs and covering letters
A strong CV is the cornerstone of your job search. It helps you communicate your skills and experience to prospective employers. It is always a working document and should be tailored to match the roles you apply for. A covering letter lets you explain why you are interested in a job and why you feel you would be suitable. Find out more
For many jobs and industries, employers ask you complete an application form. Here are some useful tips for completing job applications: Find out more
Job interviews can vary from informal chats to multi stage panel interviews. Here are some useful tips for job interviews: Find out more
Volunteering can be very rewarding and has many benefits. It can help you make new friends, increase your confidence and give something back to your community. Plus, it looks great on your CV. Find out more
Work experience involves going on a short-term placement with an employer and can help you develop new skills, gain an understanding of the workplace, build up a network of contacts and gain valuable experience. Find out more
Opportunities are available for students to travel, work and learn. An international experience can help you get the edge in an increasingly competitive job market. Find out more