Advice for local students as A-level and GCSE results loom

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Economy Minister Simon Hamilton is encouraging those who are about to receive exam results to avail of assistance offered by his Department’s Careers Service. exam resultsA-level results will be published on 18th August with GSCE results following on 25th August. Minister Hamilton said, “Making informed decisions following exam results is imperative to effective career planning. Obtaining exam results often presents a crossroads in a young person’s career path and I would encourage students to take advantage of professional careers guidance in order to make well informed decisions. “My Department’s Careers Service provides impartial advice and guidance on a range of career related issues, including further and higher education, apprenticeships, training, employment and voluntary work opportunities. A comprehensive guidance service is available for those clients hoping to progress into post 16 and 18 opportunities at this time. “Young people and parents can also access a wealth of useful information through nidirect which also contains contact details of careers advisers throughout Northern Ireland. Alternatively, if you need immediate advice and guidance following your exam results, you can contact a careers adviser by clicking on “Chat with an adviser online”.
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July 2016“This service,” he explained, “is normally available from 9.30am to 4.30pm, however the opening hours for careers webchat have been extended from 9.00am to 8.00pm on both Thursday 18th and Friday 19th August to provide additional support to those who have received A level results. “For those who have received their GCSE results, the opening hours for this service have also been extended from 9.00am to 8.00pm on both Thursday 25th and Friday 26th August. Hamilton added, “You can also call 0300 200 7820 to speak directly to a careers adviser.”

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