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Construction students build up skills working on major Enfield housing scheme

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Construction students build up skills working on major Enfield housing scheme

Posted: 12th of January 2017 by Paul Cassell

Construction students have been gaining a solid foundation in the skills needed to work in the industry on a major housing project in Enfield. Groups of learners from The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) have been undertaking work experience at the Dujardin Mews site since June 2016. Dujardin Mews is the first phase of the Ponders End Regeneration programme and is the first social housing to be built in the London borough for 40 years.

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Volunteers repair community well supplying 500 people with clean water

Volunteers repair community well supplying 500 people with clean water

Posted: 17th of January 2017 by Jodie.Morris@vsoint.org

A small community in the Eastern Region of the country, around 1,800 people live in Owuram. It is one of three communities selected to host ICS volunteers working to support local livelihoods. Three cycles of volunteers working in the same community teamed up to raise money and help repair a community well, enabling up to 500 local residents access clean water.

Get A Career That You Believe In

Get A Career That You Believe In

Posted: 16th of January 2017 by Tom Clover

Choosing a career path is tough. It can seem like you are having to choose something that will impact the course of the rest of your life – and how are you supposed to decide that sort of thing right now? If you are the sort of person who finds it tricky to decide what top to wear on a night out you probably think that choosing what you are going to do for the rest of your life is a real stretch! It may even seem easier to just defer the decision and apply to university – even though this is a bit of an expensive way of avoiding making a choice. Perhaps it is time to take a different approach?

My apprenticeship story - Level 2 to degree

My apprenticeship story - Level 2 to degree

Posted: 16th of January 2017 by Ceri Priddle

As an apprentice I feel like a home-grown member of the team and I am treated no differently to any other member of staff, the fact that the company are, and always have been willing to invest in me means that I am always willing to go above and beyond in order to repay their faith.

Why You Should Forget ‘Jobs For Life’ & Seek Skills Instead

Why You Should Forget ‘Jobs For Life’ & Seek Skills Instead

Posted: 13th of January 2017 by Tom Clover

The idea that you can go to university or take an apprenticeship and then find a job that will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life is a bit out-dated. Sure, it can happen as there is always an exception to prove the rule, but the working life for most people is one that sees different jobs, a variety of different employers, and even the occasional total change of career! Traditional notions of the ‘job for life’ are increasingly obsolete as contract work and a variety of different employment models become more common. But what does this all mean for you as someone who is looking at entering the world of work? It means that you need to enter employment with a slightly different focus to that your grandparents did – who would have sought a job that they could stay at for a long time as they filled a pension pot and built up benefits over time.

5 Tips To Get Your CV Ready For 2017

5 Tips To Get Your CV Ready For 2017

Posted: 11th of January 2017 by Tom Clover

Christmas and New Year is well and truly behind us, so it is time to get back down to business and look forward to the year ahead – which may mean looking for work or an apprenticeship. To give yourself the best chance of getting that dream job for 2017 you will need to get your C.V. sorted. There is so much advice for writing a C.V. that it can be hard to know where to start. But, whatever your dream career, there are a few hard-and-fast rules that will help your C.V. do its job so that you can look forward to getting on with yours. Check out these 5 quick tips for C.V. success:

Olleco Official Film

Olleco Official Film

Posted: 11th of January 2017 by Martha Witcomb

Olleco is one of the UK’s largest distributors of fresh cooking oil to the catering industry and is the largest collector of used cooking oil, serving over 50,000 catering establishments. It also has a bespoke food waste collection business, ensuring that food waste never goes to landfill. Olleco has 14 depots across the country, three bio-refineries, and a state of the art recycling facility in Liverpool which produces biodiesel from used cooking oil.

An Introduction To Apprenticeships

An Introduction To Apprenticeships

Posted: 9th of January 2017 by Tom Clover

Apprenticeships have been big news in recent months – whether it is talk of how they can fill a skills gap in the UK workforce, the impact of the apprenticeship levy, or even how they are increasingly being used to allow entry to professions previously requiring a university degree. But what exactly is an apprenticeship, how much can you expect to earn, and how old do you need to be to take one?

Choose a career path that works for you!

Choose a career path that works for you!

Posted: 9th of January 2017 by Naomi Bourne

#WorksforMe traineeship programmes and learning academies offer work placements and practical advice that can help you get a foothold on the career ladder in 2017. We add new opportunities on a monthly basis so don’t delay and get started now!

Smart Shopping In The January Sales

Smart Shopping In The January Sales

Posted: 6th of January 2017 by Tom Clover

Money is one thing that most of us could do with having more of. It is the reason so many people get up and head out to work every day and is certainly an important factor for any career or promotion that you may go for. Your career choices may be motivated by money or you may be dedicated saver (you really should try and save some money). However, spending money is also an important part of having it. You can imagine that money is really just tokens that allow you to swap your time, effort, and skills for things you want or need. How you spend your money is as important as how you earn or save it – spend it wisely and there will be more to go around - waste it and you could find yourself struggling to get by. Of course, this is all made tougher by the many marketers and advertisers whose job it is to get you to part with your money – so how do you stay smart with your shopping – especially right now with all the temptations of the January Sales?

What is a residential surveyor?

What is a residential surveyor?

Posted: 6th of January 2017 by Helen Orme

Residential surveying is a well-respected profession with many rewards.  Using expert knowledge, typically, it is the role of a residential surveyor to assess the condition of a residential property and provide an impartial report to the client. This report will detail any defects or causes for concern e.g. the presence of Japanese knotweed in the garden, building movement, dampness, or woodworm. A valuation is not a survey! Residential surveyors provide a more detailed impression of a property’s condition to ensure a buyer’s ‘dream home’ is not a nightmare in disguise.

90% of new students and apprentices satisfied with College

90% of new students and apprentices satisfied with College

Posted: 5th of January 2017 by Paul Cassell

The vast majority of new students and apprentices are satisfied with education and facilities at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL). Each year the College, which has centres in Tottenham and Enfield, undertakes an induction survey to help improve the experience of its learners.

Imagine for a moment, a world without print

Imagine for a moment, a world without print

Posted: 5th of January 2017 by Ceri Priddle

Print informs and illuminates, it brings us beauty and entertainment; it communicates and educates and inspires. Print delivers outstanding value and return on investment. And print is one of the most sustainable and environmentally responsible industries on the planet

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