Careers Advice

Here at Campbell College, we invest significant time in supporting our pupils in all facets of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).  We recognise that effective CEIAG is fundamental both to individual pupil success and future economic growth and development.

Whilst our current pupils may face a challenging economic landscape with exponential technological developments in the years ahead, our provision promotes an awareness of the Labour Market of the future. Through a variety of diverse and stimulating opportunities including workshops, trips and visits, presentations, courses and conferences, and work-related learning, pupils can explore the range of exciting possibilities ahead of them.  Through engaging in Personal Career Planning, they are able to identify and subsequently develop the skills, qualities and expertise, both inside and outside of the classroom, to meet the demands of tomorrow’s workplace.  

Careers Education is embedded throughout the school curriculum, but we also recognise the importance of personalised one-to-one guidance and through scheduled meetings, we take time to support the individual aspirations of our pupils.

We also actively engage with all stakeholders including parents, local and global businesses, Universities, Further and Higher Education Colleges, professional bodies and the local community to ensure quality CEIAG provision.


Our enthusiastic and committed ‘Careers Team’ is made up of teaching staff who bring expertise from a range of subject areas, providing a strong network of support and encouragement to pupils in planning for future choices.

Mrs Sarah Coetzee Head of Careers
Ms Kirstin Marshall Assistant Head of Careers
Mr Neil McGarry Work Related Learing Co-ordinator
Mrs Jayne Bailie  
Mr Gareth Fry  
Mrs Jan Hempstead  
Mr Will Keown  
Mr Jeremy McCurdy  
Mr Mark McKee  
Mr Chris Oswald  
Mr Jeff Smyth  

The Careers library is well-stocked with electronic and paper resources as well as prospectuses. These can be borrowed by arrangement with Mrs S Coetzee. 

To view Careers Notices and Information please click here

To view UCAS Statement click here

  Years 8+9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13 Year 14
Careers Education delivered through Employability lessons    
Personal Career Planning
Presentations, Visits, Visits-in and 'Taste and See' events
Personal accounts for Career exploration on specialist web-based software packages  
Research activities  
One-to-one guidance interviews with CCB staff    
Consultation at Parents' Evenings    
Identification of potential candidates for competitive courses (Oxbridge, Medicine, etc.)    
One-to-one guidance interview with NI Careers Service Adviser      
Assistance with applications for College/Training/Employment      
Individual consultation following GCSE/A level results      
Programme of University/College presentations      
Timetabled Careers Workshops        
Work Experience Placement          
Mock "Assessment Centre" activity          
Visits to University Departments, Conferences, Lectures, Symposia        
Local University/College Open Days        
Support with Summer School applications        
Information Evenings        
Oxbridge Trip        
Support with UCAS applications, UCAS extra, UCAS clearing          
Support with CAO applications, European and International University applications          
Academic interview preparation          
Support with finance, bursaries and scholarships          

Tertiary Education: The Next Step

We attach great importance to supporting and guiding our students in selecting courses and securing places at their chosen institutions, mindful of future labour market opportunities. In 2014, 81% of students who progressed to university took up places at their first choice institutions, in a varied range of areas of study, the post popular being:Art and Design, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Media - all of which are growth areas in the Northern Ireland economy. Our university acceptance rates compare favourably with those of other schools, and our students are accepted at a variety of prestigious institutions:

University Students Accepted 2016   University Students Accepted 2016
Aberdeen 1   Northumbria 7
Aberystwyth 1   Oxford Brookes 1
Bangor 1   Plymouth 1
Bath Spa 2   QUB 12
Birmingham City 1   Reading 1
Bristol 1   Solent 1
Buckinghamshire 1   Southampton 1
Cornwall College 1   St Andrews 1
Coventry 1   Stirling 1
Dundee 4   Stranmillis University College 3
Durham 3   Swansea 1
East London (Italia Conti) 1   Teeside 1
Edinburgh 2   Ulster 8
Glasgow 2   University College London 1
Heriot Watt 4   University West London 1
Imperial 1   Westminster 1
Kent 1   Winchester 1
Leeds Trinity 2      
Liverpool 2      
Liverpool Hope 1      
Liverpool John Moores (LJMU) 2      
Loughborough 1      
Manchester 1      
Manchester Met 8      
Edinburgh Napier 1      
Newcastle 1      

* All universities in bold are Russell Group and 1994 universities