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Leisure, Travel & Tourism Apprenticeships

Leisure, Travel & Tourism Apprenticeships

Posted: 27th of February 2015 by Lynette Daly

An apprenticeship in the leisure, travel and tourism industry could be perfect for you if you’d like a career which involves helping other people to enjoy themselves while they’re on their annual holiday abroad or having a well-earned weekend break in a luxury hotel in the UK.

Are Apprenticeships Just Cheap Labour?

Are Apprenticeships Just Cheap Labour?

Posted: 27th of February 2015 by Tom Clover

With Apprenticeships becoming increasingly popular both among businesses and those who want to get ahead with their careers, there remains a dissenting group who believe that apprentice schemes are little more than a way for employers to get some cheap labour. Looking at the minimum wage bands for apprentices, these voices argue that companies are using apprentices to fill gaps in their workforce without paying the same wages as they would for a regular employee. But is this really the case?

Are you up for the Challenge?

Are you up for the Challenge?

Posted: 26th of February 2015 by Tamara Hassan

The Royal Air Force (RAF) offers a wide variety of apprenticeships, which have great benefits and long-term career opportunities. With diverse and challenging careers available in everything from Communications and Intelligence to Technical and Engineering, the RAF remains one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the UK.

Education & Training Apprenticeships

Education & Training Apprenticeships

Posted: 26th of February 2015 by Lynette Daly

Apprenticeships in the field of education and training are available in all sorts of areas – they’re not just limited to schools and colleges although obviously, you can train to work with children at primary and secondary school levels, as well as working with older students as a learning support assistant or a learning mentor at a college of further education or in a university.

Solving Arguments With Your Girlfriend / Boyfriend

Solving Arguments With Your Girlfriend / Boyfriend

Posted: 26th of February 2015 by Tom Clover

As a couple, there are times when you will have arguments with each other, but these disagreements needn’t jeopardise your relationship, so long as you know how to approach the situation. When you find yourself in an argument with your other half it can be easy to let things blow up out of all proportion – but it is important not to let your emotions get the better of you and maintain a sense of perspective. This may seem easier said than done, especially in the heat of the moment, but the key is in recognising that there are two sides to the problem – the cause of the argument and your emotions. If you can separate the two you are already on the right path to solving the situation.

Do you love the outdoor life? Get hands on with an Apprenticeship in horseracing…

Do you love the outdoor life? Get hands on with an Apprenticeship in horseracing…

Posted: 25th of February 2015 by Tamara Hassan

If you want to work with horses, there has never been a better time to join the horseracing industry. It has a heritage that spans centuries, and is the second largest spectator sport in the country. Racing and Thoroughbred breeding offer a range of exciting and challenging roles. You could be involved with breeding or racing some of the best horses in the country or even the world, or pursue a career in another part of this diverse industry.

Apprenticeships in retail

Apprenticeships in retail

Posted: 25th of February 2015 by Lynette Daly

The UK retail sector is huge, the retail sector is the largest private sector employer in the UK and there are around 286,000 retail stores UK-wide. Wholesale and retail contributed 16% of the economic output in 2012 and continues to grow. In April 2014, consumers spent approximately £27 billion and in 2012 4.3 million people were employed in the sector – that’s 15.9% of the total for the UK.

Feel Tired? Beating The Mid-Afternoon Slump

Feel Tired? Beating The Mid-Afternoon Slump

Posted: 25th of February 2015 by Tom Clover

You may know the feeling – your morning passes by productively, whether at school, college, or work, and you take your break for lunch. However, mid-way through the afternoon, somewhere between 2 and 3 o’clock you suddenly find yourself feeling tired and lethargic. Rather than getting on with your afternoon’s work you start to feel that all you want to do is take a nap. This is the mid-afternoon slump, and is in-built into all of us as part of our natural body-clock. However, having a snooze is not really an option, so you battle through, but what causes it, and how can you battle through and stay on your game?

BAM NUTTALL CIVIL ENGINEERING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS –   TRANSFORMING DREAMS INTO REALITY

BAM NUTTALL CIVIL ENGINEERING ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIPS – TRANSFORMING DREAMS INTO REALITY

Posted: 24th of February 2015 by Tamara Hassan

PEOPLE OFTEN ASK WHY, BUT CAN YOU ANSWER HOW? Listed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014, BAM Nuttall is a leading UK based Civil Engineering contractor, who have been continuously committed to investing in Britain’s national infrastructure since 1865. Our work covers the breadth of the Civil Engineering Industry from roads, bridges, rail, tunnelling, maritime and nuclear projects – to name a few.

It’s not just construction, it’s about reaching your potential

It’s not just construction, it’s about reaching your potential

Posted: 24th of February 2015 by Tamara Hassan

There are fantastic opportunities at Skanska, one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. We’re looking for people with the drive to succeed, who share our ethical values and want to make a positive difference to society. We know that everyone has to start somewhere, so we have a range of programmes to help make the move from education to work that little bit easier.

Apprenticeships in Health, Public Services & Care

Apprenticeships in Health, Public Services & Care

Posted: 24th of February 2015 by Lynette Daly

The major employers in health, public service and care are the NHS, the Armed Forces, the emergency services (the fire and ambulance services and the police force are the most well-known) and the Public Services, which can include local government. Many of the jobs in this sector are taken up by people who see their work as a vocation – to help others as well as playing an important part in their own communities. Find out about apprenticeships in this sector here.

5 Steps To Keep You Grounded At Work, School, Or College

5 Steps To Keep You Grounded At Work, School, Or College

Posted: 24th of February 2015 by Tom Clover

It is all too easy to forget yourself as you chase your dream job, try to get the grades you want, or otherwise plan for your future. Whether you are at work, in training of some sort, or doing your studies, it is important to keep your feet on the ground and make sure to look after yourself. Your happiness is important, and if you don’t take steps to look after yourself you can hardly expect others to do it for you. So, rather than letting yourself get carried along and ending up burning yourself out, take heed of these five steps to staying grounded (and happy) in 2015.

Overcome Your Fears and Create The Future You Want

Overcome Your Fears and Create The Future You Want

Posted: 23rd of February 2015 by Tom Clover

Fear is a natural instinct of all people – it is fear which kept our ancestors alive when faced with snarling sharp-toothed predators. Seeing these beasts, our ancestors had a choice to make – fight or run away, and so the fight-or-flight mechanism kicked in. It is this fear which makes us wary of putting ourselves into dangerous situations and it is this fear which is within all animals. We are, of course, animals just like any other – except today our fears are perhaps less important than in the past.

Apprenticeship questions answered

Apprenticeship questions answered

Posted: 23rd of February 2015 by Lynette Daly

Apprenticeships might not be for everyone, but neither is full time education. You need to choose the path into employment that is right for you, so – here are some answers to common questions about apprenticeships.

Are Negative Stereotypes Holding Young People Back?

Are Negative Stereotypes Holding Young People Back?

Posted: 20th of February 2015 by Tom Clover

A quick look at the news media will show various negative portrayals of young people – whether that is as knife-wielding criminals or out-of-touch dreamers with no conception of reality. More troubling still is how these negative stereotypes are being taken on board by some employers and even teachers who think that young people lack the motivation to become valuable members of society or the workforce. Faced with such negative views it is perhaps little surprise that some young people believe that these portrayals are harming their job prospects, despite a survey showing that 80% of teenagers who were questioned believe that they are actually more in touch with social issues than their predecessors.

Arts, Media and Publishing Apprenticeships

Arts, Media and Publishing Apprenticeships

Posted: 20th of February 2015 by Lynette Daly

The kind of job that you can do as an apprentice in the Arts, Media or Publishing sector reflects the broad area, which covers advertising and marketing, broadcast production and technology, costume and wardrobe, journalism, live events , the music business and technical theatre - find out about jobs in these areas here.

Is Distance Learning Right For You?

Is Distance Learning Right For You?

Posted: 19th of February 2015 by Tom Clover

For some, distance learning provides the perfect solution for getting a qualification without having to travel or move. However, distance learning is not right for everyone as it requires a certain level of self-motivation when compared to more traditional college-based learning. On the flip side, distance learning allows you to be in control of your own studies, deciding when you get down to work, and freeing you up to work around your other life commitments. In order to see whether distance learning is right for you it is worth looking at the pros and cons before either jumping in or writing it off.

Want Your Employer To Sponsor Your Degree? These 5 Steps May Help!

Want Your Employer To Sponsor Your Degree? These 5 Steps May Help!

Posted: 18th of February 2015 by Tom Clover

With tuition fees being an obstacle to many who want to get a degree, wouldn’t it be nice if someone else paid them for you? Rather than getting into debt to pay for your studies you might want to see if your employer would consider paying the tab for you. of course, to get them on board it will take more than just walking up to your boss and asking them to shell out so you can study. There has to be something in it for them too, but with these five tips you might just be able to live the dream of getting your degree while your employer pays the bill.

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