Exam results - What next?

I wonder how many students will read this, from the Northern Ireland Executive

Results time has once again arrived, bringing with it excitement and disappointment to many young people in Northern Ireland.

For those who have achieved the results they anticipated the next number of weeks will be spent in a flurry of preparation for the next stage in their life. For many this will be university, for others it may be continuing education, seeking employment or training. For those who are uncertain at this stage it may be difficult for them to see the way ahead. This is where Careers Advisers from Careers Service Northern Ireland can help.

Careers Advisers will assist young people and their parents to explore the many options open to them so that they may arrive at informed decisions about their future.

The Careers Adviser will provide free information, advice and guidance on issues such as applying to alternative courses through clearing, making the most of better than anticipated results, choosing training options, planning a gap year, looking at alternatives in the further education sector or seeking full or part time employment.

Judith Shaw, Head of Careers and Guidance Services at the Department for Employment and Learning said: “It is of the utmost importance that all young people receive the correct information, advice and guidance at this crucial time. I would encourage all post exam students to take advantage of the professional and impartial advice and guidance on offer from the Careers Service in order to make the most of the opportunities available.”

Career Advisers can assist all young people irrespective of what stage they are at in their individual career planning process.

For more information view the Careers Service website link to external website or telephone 02890 441781.

Maybe it's time to go on a gap year.

Thank God I'm past it now! :-)

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