Spring Conference 2024


La Mon Hotel


Tuesday 21st May 2023

Starts: 09:30
Ends: 15:30

Conference Agenda

Click below to see the agenda for the day.

Our Biannual Conference For Careers Professionals

We invite you to our Spring Conference 2024 on Tues 21st May at La Mon Hotel.


The main sponsor is Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and the secondary sponsor is The FEED Network – Food Employment and Education, supported by Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association.





Exploring Pathways With UCAS

UCAS Hub is your students’ opportunity to explore different pathways, side by side and in one place. Join Sam Sykes as she explores all the tools and guidance available for you and your students as they start making key decisions about their future, long before they start applying. We’ll explore the data behind decision-making, share tips on time-saving activities, and look ahead at the plans for the future with tools that can be used to aid decision making.

Key takeaways:

  • Activities using UCAS Hub tools in the classroom.
  • Adviser resources available to save you time.
  • Insight into the Entry Grade tool coming soon for students.

The Mechanics of the CAO application process for applicants from Northern Ireland

A step-by-step guide to the CAO application process for NI applicants, with a focus on completing the GCE/GCSE Section of the application form, supplying supporting documents and some of the common pitfalls.

AECOM: Pathways into the Diverse Range of Specialisms in the Construction/ Engineering Industry

This workshop will include talks on traditional and non-traditional vocations in the engineering and construction industry such as civil and structural engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental engineering, quantity surveying and project management. It will cover career paths at post-18 including higher level apprenticeships, degree level and professional qualification. AECOM Ltd is one of the world’s largest infrastructure consulting firms.

NIE Careers and Pathways

NIE Workshop will cover the following:

Introductions and general overview NIE Careers

Apprentice & Trainee pathways

Graduate pathways

Other pathways, development, placement student

So Many Great Benefits

Connect With Careers Professionals

Stay Informed With Expert Speakers

Attend Bi-annual Conferences

Professional Development Opportunities


NISCA – the Northern Ireland Schools & Colleges Careers Association – is an association which works to enhance the quality of Careers provision in schools and Regional Colleges and to create a desire for life-long learning. NISCA is a registered charity (charity number : NIC107497)

Our Exclusive Range of Speakers

See the agenda for more details.

Gallery From Previous Years

Our Sponsors

Our great range of sponsors make the whole conference possible!

Atlantic Technological University
FEED Logo Colour

Our Exhibitors

We have a range of exhibitors ready to show you what they do.

Previous exhibitors have included: ParentPay; Schoolcomms; BSO Procurement and Logistics Service (HSCNI); Staffordshire University; Education, Recruitment and Marketing (ER&M); British Army; NI Social Care Council (NISCC); Ernst and Young; University of Winchester; NUI Galway; W5; PwC; Edinburgh Napier University; CITB; Liverpool John Moores University; Queen’s University Belfast; Eye4education; University of Strathclyde; University of Edinburgh; Accounting Technicians Ireland; Harper Adams University; Career Encode; CAFRE; National Flight Centre Ireland; Chartered Accountants Ireland; Bring IT On – Belfast Metropolitan College; Abertay University; Belfast Metropolitan College; University of Cumbria; University of Stirling; University of Glasgow; The Woolmark Company – Wool4School; PSNI; Northern Ireland Screen; University of Dundee; Aberystwyth University; People 1st.
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