Careers Guidance

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is a vital part of education at St Aloysius College and a comprehensive and aspirational careers programme has been formed to support each student. This means career related learning is provided from year 7 to 13, enabling students to work with a wide range of employers and educational establishments to prepare them for life after St Aloysius. By the end of their education, we aim to ensure each and every student is fully equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen pathway.

We have two dedicated CEIAG staff members who work hard to secure a variety of events, visits and activities which develop students’ employability and key skills. Students can also book one-to-one meetings with our Careers Guidance Manager to discuss and gain advice on their specific situations and desired pathways.

Careers Manager

 Mr J. Egan

Work Experience Co-ordinator / UCAS

 Mr B. Butler

Mr Egan and Mr Butler can be contacted via enquiries@sta.islington.sch.uk or by visiting their offices based in the Sixth Form Block.

Students participate in one week work experience placements in both Year 10 and Year 12. Students are encouraged to find their own placement by contacting businesses directly, and by using contacts that may exist through family, friends and other networks. We strongly encourage students to be pro-active in obtaining their own placement, as an exercise in exploring paths for job hunting and to practise job application methods and techniques.

Some of the partnerships and experiences which enhance the employability skills of our students include:

  • Inclusion of sixth formers on competitive access schemes such as Social Mobility Foundation, Pathways to Law and Kings College K+ Programme.
  • The opportunity to work with PhD students through The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme.
  • Links with and visits to top institutions such as Oxford University, Cambridge University, University of the Arts, Exeter University and City University.
  • Careers events featuring industry professionals – providing students with advice on a variety of industries and career paths, as well as on key skills such as CV writing and interview techniques.
  • Work Experience opportunities for students in organisations such as Allen & Overy, The Civil Service, NHS & EY.
  • Mentoring from London School of Economics undergraduate students.
  • Mentoring Works – pairing students with industry specialists to motivate and mentor our students.
  • Working in partnership with Islington Council’s Careers & Networking Group, and Employment & Skills Team.