Careers & Employability



Departmental Staff


Head of Department: Mrs S Kearney


  • Mr Martin Canavan
  • Mrs Catherine Hughes
  • Mrs Julie Simpson
  • Ms Joanne Leonard
  • Mrs Pauline McGuinness
  • Mrs Lisa McConville


Careers Education and Guidance plays a significant role in the full development of the student.

The aim of the department is to provide information and knowledge of a wide range of career paths and to enhance the students’ awareness of their achievements, skills, qualities and capabilities.

Career research is a prominent aspect of the careers programme and each student can access information from various computer packages and the Internet.

From Year 10 all students have Careers time set aside in a well equipped, modern careers suite and are taught by qualified staff. This expertise is supplemented by the Career Service, university personnel and various experts from the world of work.

Education for Employability is delivered through the Learning for Life & Work programme at St Paul’s with an aim of ensuring that all our pupils develop the personal skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes which will give them a strong foundation for lifelong learning and work.

We are proud to be one of only 19 schools in Northern Ireland that has been recognized with an Employability Status Award by the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA).