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Prove your knowledge and certify those skills!

Posted: 28th of March 2016 by Sophie Carter

From a young age Aisha played with computers, exploring her vast interest in technology. So when the chance to take the A+ arose, she jumped at the idea of learning about the technical side of the technology she loves.

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Study Finds That Opposites Don’t Attract!

Study Finds That Opposites Don’t Attract!

Posted: 4th of May 2016 by Tom Clover

Whether you are hoping to make friends at university, college, work, or on an apprenticeship, there is an interesting new study that may just help. Indeed, it may even change the way that people go about looking for love! You have probably heard the old saying that opposites attract, or that couples become more like one-another over time? Researchers at Wellesley College and the University of Kansas in the U.S. have discovered that we are actually drawn to people who are like-minded.

Unique uses of print

Unique uses of print

Posted: 3rd of May 2016 by Ceri Priddle

Marketing and print have long gone hand in hand, but these unusual ways of placing ink on products really caught our eye

How Apprenticeships Make You More Employable

How Apprenticeships Make You More Employable

Posted: 3rd of May 2016 by Tom Clover

When you are at Sixth Form or school and trying to decide what you want to do next it is easy to get caught up in short-term thinking. Thinking that you want to go to university without really looking beyond to what you want to do next is easy to do. The fact is, whatever route you choose, the ultimate destination is the same – your job or career. While there are many different options available – apprenticeships are certainly one worth considering – especially if you look towards your career rather than just the training or education itself.

The Cost Of University & Mental Health Issues

The Cost Of University & Mental Health Issues

Posted: 2nd of May 2016 by Tom Clover

Could it be that university is bad for your mental health? Statistics show that there has been an increase in the number of students seeking counselling, and it could be that the cost of tuition is at least partly to blame. A 28% increase in the number of students seeking mental health support coincided with the increasing of tuition fees to £9,000 per year.

Five Unanswered Questions About The Apprenticeship Levy

Five Unanswered Questions About The Apprenticeship Levy

Posted: 29th of April 2016 by Lynette Daly

Employers, business leaders, apprentices and government officials all appear to be in agreement that hiring apprentices is good for business, for young people and for the UK economy. However, there are many unanswered questions about the apprenticeship levy.

How To Find Work

How To Find Work

Posted: 29th of April 2016 by Tom Clover

If you are looking for a job you don’t want to find out that you are missing out on opportunities because you aren’t looking in the right places. Different companies and industries tend to prefer different ways of advertising their vacancies, but ultimately their goal is to find the right candidate. Employers want to find you with their vacancies as much as you want to find a suitable job to apply for, but why not use all of the tools available to you to maximise your chances of finding and getting that dream role? Here we introduce four different ways to find work:

Dealing With Exam Stress

Dealing With Exam Stress

Posted: 28th of April 2016 by Tom Clover

Exams are stressful. Everybody feels pressure and stress during exam season, whether that is the stress of sitting the actual exam, worry about revision, and even concern over how well you might have done after the exam itself. Now, a small amount of stress can be a good thing as it can motivate you to get on with your studies, but too much stress can stop you being able to perform at your best, or even make you unwell!

Is There Any Point In Going To University?

Is There Any Point In Going To University?

Posted: 28th of April 2016 by Lynette Daly

Universities have been accused of not preparing students for the world of work, leaving them struggling to find work once they graduate and many employers say that everybody seems to have a degree now, making it difficult to choose between candidates. So, is there any point in going to university?

5 Top Job Interview Tips

5 Top Job Interview Tips

Posted: 27th of April 2016 by Tom Clover

Have you got a job interview coming up? Maybe an apprenticeship interview that you want to ace? Either way, you want to show your quality and give yourself the best chance at being successful. This means how you look, your body language, and your answers all need to be on-point. A tall order? Not with these five top tips for interview success. Nail these and your chances of getting that job and kick-starting your career will improve.

Should I Take A Gap Year?

Should I Take A Gap Year?

Posted: 26th of April 2016 by Tom Clover

Ahhh, the excitement of it all! For many, a gap year conjures up images of heading off to exotic locations, meeting new people, and having life-changing new experiences – all with the freedom promised by being away from home for a few months. It is no wonder that so many people from so many different countries decide to take a gap year. Traditionally, a gap year was taken by students who had left sixth form college and just before they headed off to university. However, these days, gap years are being taken by a range of people at different times in their lives, and they don’t have to last a year, either. But before you sign up for a gap year it is worth taking a moment to understand exactly what you are letting yourself in for.

Apprenticeships and Wages

Apprenticeships and Wages

Posted: 25th of April 2016 by Tom Clover

Knowing what you can expect to get paid is an important part of any job. While you would ideally like a job that you enjoyed, working with people that you get along with, ultimately you are offering your time and skills in return for money. Money is really just a token that you can swap for things you want or need – from paying to have a roof over your head, to buying food, clothes, entertainment, and being able to afford evenings out with friends. How much you get paid generally depends on your skills, experience, and the level of responsibility you take on. However, when it comes to the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage, how old you are also plays a part.

Five Reasons To Do HE in FE

Five Reasons To Do HE in FE

Posted: 25th of April 2016 by Lynette Daly

There are many reasons why college-based higher education courses are popular with so many people. Here are five reasons to do HE in FE.

How To Use Social Media To Get A Job

How To Use Social Media To Get A Job

Posted: 22nd of April 2016 by Tom Clover

Social media is great for sharing thoughts, messages, pictures, video, and more with your friends and family, as well as keeping tabs on celebrities, sports teams, news, and other interesting stuff. While these are all great uses of tools like Twitter and Facebook, you can also use your social media to get a job or advance your career. However, it is not as easy as just sending out a load of messages to prospective employers asking for work – as it requires a little bit more savvy to make the right impression in the right places.

Get Ready For Results Day 2016

Get Ready For Results Day 2016

Posted: 22nd of April 2016 by Lynette Daly

Whether you are picking up GCSE results, vocational qualification results (such as BTEC), or A level results - make sure that you get ready for results day 2016.

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