Please use the below code to access the Employability, Skills and Careers Google Classroom for KS4/5:


Year 11 Careers Assembly Rota

Year 11 students will have the opportunity to attend a variety of different talks throughout the school year. They will be asked to sign up in tutor time for those they wish to attend. If anyone is interested in coming in to talk to our Year 11 students about their career, please contact




28th Sep 2023


Accountancy Training

5th Oct 2023

Ramsey Crookall

Stock Market & Investments

19th Oct 2023

Arup (Belfast)

Civil Engineering

Half Term

2nd Nov 2023

Just Pizza and Pasta

Hospitality Trade

9th Nov 2023


UCM Applications

16th Nov 2023

Nobles Hospital

Microbiology/Path Lab

23rd Nov 2023 Manx Care Studying to be a Nurse

7th Dec 2023


Airline/Customer Services


18th Jan 2024

Manx Utilities


25th Jan 2024 Barclays Banking and Finance
1st Feb 2024 Recycle Collect Environmental/Entrepreneur

15th Feb 2024


Engineering Courses

Half Term

29th Feb 2024

DQ Advocates



Unifrog is a complete destinations platform that allows students to search for opportunities and make applications for their next steps.

Click here to sign in.

How to use Unifrog

Support & Guidance at Ballakermeen

We are justifiably proud of our careers education and guidance at Ballakermeen which runs throughout a learner’s tenure here. The school’s careers and employability policy takes its ethos and direction from the Isle of Man Government’s Careers Education and Guidance Framework and thecareers and education programme employs a vast range of diverse partnerships which help to fulfil an aspirational programme of careers support and guidance. These include (not exhaustive):

  • Careers assemblies
  • Careers interviews
  • A number of visits to various careers exhibitions
  • Working with external agencies including Junior Achievement, Inspiring the Future and Unifrog
  • The school’s own PSHE programme
  • Working with UCM to provide visits and extra support
  • Mock Interviews for Year 11

Furthermore, our vocational curriculum offer continues to grow in partnership with BTEC, SQA, ASDAN and the John Muirs Environmental Award. Members of the SLT also attend the 14-19 and Employability curriculum meetings with the DESC which include staff from the careers service and UCM.

National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Taking place between 5th - 11th February 2024, National Apprenticeship Week is celebrated all around the UK and is "a week-long celebration that brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy".

To find out more about apprenticeships at UCM, you can visit their open event on Saturday 10th February between 10am – 1pm at the Homefield Road Campus. DESC’s Apprenticeship team will be on hand to answer any questions you have, as well as some business representatives.

To find out more about #NAW24, click here:


Useful Links

The list below contains links to a number of websites that contain useful advice relating to careers and higher education.

DESC Signposts Website

The DESC Careers Website ‘Signposts’ is a useful source of information for Key Stage 4 and 5 Students.

It has many useful links available on it and the DESC Careers Team are adding to this on a daily basis.

Click here