The energy and learnings for over 1,300 local students was palpable at Ulster University Coleraine recently, as the Causeway Business Education Partnership delivered its hugely successful Careers Convention.

With a history spanning almost 30 years, this collaborative effort between Enterprise Causeway, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Labour Market Partnership, The Honourable The Irish Society and local educational institutions continues to be a beacon of hope and opportunity for students across the region.

Against the backdrop of an evolving job market, the convention provided a vital platform for students to personally interact with over 50 exhibitors, from further and higher education and local training organisations to apprenticeships and local employers, allowing them to discuss entry pathways and latest industry trends.

The convention wasn’t just about exploring career options; it was about igniting passion and instilling confidence in tomorrow’s leaders, as well as helping local industry attract awareness of job opportunities.

Summarising the day, Enterprise Causeway CEO Jayne Taggart reflected: “This annual event aims to deliver insights and aspirations to our young people. It’s the perfect chance to explore what’s out there, and potentially raise awareness of possibilities students might not have otherwise thought was available. The unwavering support from our partners and exhibitors ensures this event continues to be a transformative catalyst for inspiring and empowering young minds.”


Over 1,300 students, from across the Causeway area, attended a Careers Convention on Wednesday 24th April in the Diamond Hall, Coleraine, where they got to meet and chat to over 50 exhibitors about their prospective careers.

Pupils from Coleraine Grammar and Dalriada Ballymoney visit North West Regional College stands during the recent Careers Convention at Ulster University.

Terex provided a company overview to some interested Coleraine Grammar pupils.

Discovering the opportunities within the Nursing & Midwifery division of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust are a few pupils from Lady of Lourdes, Ballymoney.

Coleraine College pupils checking out all that the Royal Air Force has to offer.

Limavady High school students go through the prospectus offered at Liverpool John Moores University.

North Coast Integrated College were one of 14 local Causeway schools who attended the Careers Convention.

Gaelcolisste Dhoire, Dungiven students visiting Northern Regional College during the recent Careers Convention.

Event funders, Causeway Coast and Glens Labour Market Partnership, exhibit at the careers convention to outline the important work they undertake to support employment and training opportunities for young people.

Career paths with style! North West Regional College demonstrates hair and beauty careers.

Directing their future: Students from Ballycastle High School learn about the exciting career opportunities within the film industry with exhibitor Into Film.

Cross and Passion Ballycastle students aiming to ‘Go Succeed’. Una Bailey of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council outlines how the Go Succeed Programme supports those thinking of starting up a business.

Serving up a host of hospitality careers at Northern Regional College.

With nearly a 30-year history – the Causeway Business Education Partnership (CBEP) has been organising this highly invaluable careers event to ensure students get the opportunity to fully understand the potential career paths available to them. Pictured at the event are (L-R): Jayne Taggart, CEO, Enterprise Causeway; David McCann, CBEP; and Cathy McGarry, Communications and Events Officer, Enterprise Causeway.

Pictured at the careers convention are event partners Marc McGerty, Causeway Coast & Glens Labour Market Partnership Manager and Jayne Taggart, CEO, Enterprise Causeway.

Counting on success: Loreto College Coleraine students explore the realm of accounting with Chartered Accountants Ireland.

The anatomy of careers. Dunluce School Bushmills is one of the local Causeway schools to have attended the event.

Ballymoney High school students stop-by ALMAC’s stand at the event to hear all about the range of pharmaceutical and manufacturing roles supported through the company.

Local students from Dominican Portstewart engage with dedicated police officers at the recent careers convention, gaining insight into policing the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough area.

Caitlin Shaw from Edge Hill University, Newcastle, providing an overview of the campus prospectus.