Employability/Careers Education Support & Guidance at Ballakermeen High School

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
  • A programme of Work Experience
  • Careers interviews
  • A number of visits to various careers exhibitions
  • Working with a number of external agencies including Junior Achievement, Employed.im and Career Ready
  • 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.

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

Job Explorer Database (JED)

Higher Ideas


Careers Guidance (Gov.im)


National Careers Service (13-19)

National Careers Service (Job Profiles)


Complete University Guide


Engineering IOM

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.


Year 11 Careers Assembly Rota

Date Company Topic
24-Sep-20 DOI Construction
01-Oct-20 Nobles Hospital Microbiology/Path Lab
08-Oct-20 DESC Careers Service Job Market
19-Nov-20 Black Grace Cowley Estate Agents
03-Dec-20 Dept Health & Social Care Adult Social Care
21-Jan-21 Paragon Recruitment Recruitment/CV & Statements
28-Jan-21 Greenlight TV Media Industry
04-Feb-20 TBC Engineering
11-Feb-20 UCM UCM Applications
04-Mar-21 Barclays Banking and Finance
11-Mar-20 Love Tech Tech Industry
18-Mar-21 MPES Accountancy Training
15-Apr-21 Deputy Airport Director Air Traffic Control & Aviation

Year 10 Work Experience

Self Placement Form

Work Experience Guide

Off Island Placement Parental Consent Wording

School Presentation