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The End Of An Era? How To Cope With Leaving School

The End Of An Era? How To Cope With Leaving School

Posted: 22nd of July 2014 by Tom Clover

Leaving school or college and moving forward to the next stage of your life can be an exciting time. You may be planning to head off to university, or perhaps you are going to start an apprenticeship, traineeship, or other course. Alternatively, you may be heading straight into the work-place, but whatever you are doing, chances are things are going to change. With friends also heading off in different directions, it can seem like a strange time – the end of an era – and it can be difficult to come to terms with.

Dispelling some myths about University

Dispelling some myths about University

Posted: 21st of July 2014 by Zara Hutchins

There are a few myths about going to university which we want to dispel. Lots of people tell us that they don’t want to go to university because they don’t want the debt, that they don’t want to spend another 3 years in a classroom, or they want to start their working career straight away.

Disagreeing With Your Parents About What To Do Next?

Disagreeing With Your Parents About What To Do Next?

Posted: 21st of July 2014 by Tom Clover

When it comes to your future, your parents will have their own ideas – and they may not match up to your own. Whether you are clashing about going to university (or not), or about what you will study, or if you even move away from home at all, these disagreements can be hard to handle. You may feel like your ideas are not being considered and that your parents are just telling you what to do with your life. In order to solve this problem you will need to have a sensible discussion with them – which means staying calm and listening to their opinions too. Ultimately, your parents want what is best for you, or at least what they think is best for you, and they may just be worried. You should also remember that they are working from what they know, so you may need to explain a few things to them too!

Why Not Train As A Plumber?

Why Not Train As A Plumber?

Posted: 18th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

Plumbing may not be the most glamorous of professions that you can think of, but there is no doubting the importance of the job. If you have ever had a problem with a plumbing leak or a blockage you will know how important a good plumber suddenly becomes. As a career, plumbing may mean getting your hands dirty and doing some of the jobs that others may not like, but the financial and career benefits are clear, as you will be able to work as part of a company or even set up your own business once you are qualified.

Belize Marine Conservation Volunteer Blog

Belize Marine Conservation Volunteer Blog

Posted: 18th of July 2014 by David Fairley

As the four volunteers for July we have just survived our first week! This week has been an adventure for us all from the off, from completing our advanced open water diving qualifications to partying with the locals.

Coping With Trouble At Home

Coping With Trouble At Home

Posted: 17th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

Living at home with your parents can be difficult from time to time, and you may feel that you are misunderstood, treated like a child, or not given the freedoms you feel you deserve or want. These feelings are fairly normal from time to time, and disagreements can make you feel like you need to get away. There is nothing wrong with seeking some solace with your friends now and again, or perhaps trying to find some time to be on your own and let yourself calm down. However, this need to escape can become self-destructive if you are not careful, and so you should be careful not to let your emotions get the better of you. Of course, if you feel you are suffering some form of abuse, you should seek help by speaking to someone you trust about the situation – perhaps a teacher or a parent of a friend may be able to help?

National Apprenticeship Awards 2014

National Apprenticeship Awards 2014

Posted: 17th of July 2014 by Zara Hutchins

Dale Power Solutions and one of our higher apprentices have beaten off competition from hundreds of entrants to be short-listed for the Yorkshire and the Humber final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014.

Gap Year? 8 Tips For Finding Work While You Are Away

Gap Year? 8 Tips For Finding Work While You Are Away

Posted: 16th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

Unless you are incredibly wealthy, you will need to find some work to support yourself while away on your Gap Year. Of course, it is worth having some saving built up to support you while you are on your Gap Year, but these will only go so far – and you will need to find some regular paid work to support yourself while travelling. There are plenty of companies that offer a complete Gap Year experience, including paid work to make things easier, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be prepared in the event that you need to find some work on your own. There are a few things you can do to make this less of a problem before you set off, so check out this list of 8 tips to help you find work and get paid while you are away.

LOVE TRAVELS, LOVE TUESDAY!

LOVE TRAVELS, LOVE TUESDAY!

Posted: 16th of July 2014 by David Fairley

Workers hate Mondays, The Cure are in love on Fridays, but travellers couldn’t leave without Tuesday. This day gained the spotlight of adventurers and holidaymakers as it is by far the best time to score a deal on international and European airfare.

Understanding Your Payslip

Understanding Your Payslip

Posted: 15th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

If you are starting work, you will get a payslip to tell you how much you are being paid. You should get a payslip every time you are paid (monthly, for example), however, there is more information on there than you might realise – plus plenty of jargon to get your head around. You may think your payslip is straightforward, but do you really know what BACS stands for, what your deduction are, or even the difference between Net and Gross pay?

Why ‘Do What You Love’ May Be Too Narrow For Your Career Goals

Why ‘Do What You Love’ May Be Too Narrow For Your Career Goals

Posted: 14th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

In the ideal world going to work would be a pleasure for us all; we would all love our jobs and relish every moment that we spent there. However, not all jobs are appealing or enticing, and the fact remains that if you want to earn a living you may have to take a job that is a few steps or more away from your dreams. Of course, looking for training in an area that interests you can help – and so it is always worth looking at an apprenticeship or other training to aid your career goals. However, not everyone can work doing their dream job, and you may feel that you are forced to take a position out of necessity rather than choice. It may sound harsh, but the realities of life may make the choice for you – however, that is no reason to feel that you have failed, or for that matter that you won’t actually end up enjoying your work.

Getting Paid! How Your Wages Work

Getting Paid! How Your Wages Work

Posted: 11th of July 2014 by Tom Clover

When it comes to work it is all about getting paid, but exactly how you get your money can vary depending on where you work, so it is worth knowing the different ways in which your money may come to you. Whether you are working for an hourly wage, or getting paid for a distinct piece of work you will need to know how you will get paid, as well as if there are any additional earnings to be had from commission, for example.

Want a Career in Fashion?

Want a Career in Fashion?

Posted: 11th of July 2014 by Tamara Hassan

Here at the IDC we offer a Fashion Foundation Gap year that allows you to pick and choose the skills you will learn in order to progress in the fashion and textiles industry.

Looking for a great career with Enterprise...

Looking for a great career with Enterprise...

Posted: 11th of July 2014 by Naomi Bourne

Add an annual turnover of more than $15 billion to a rental and leasing fleet of over one million vehicles spread across some 8,200 locations worldwide and you get Enterprise Rent-A-Car – a business that’s grown into the largest car rental company in the world. Something else is for certain too – and that’s the fact that we owe our success to each and every one of our people, from senior managers to trainees alike.

Your new career is preparing for take-off

Your new career is preparing for take-off

Posted: 11th of July 2014 by Naomi Bourne

Diploma in Business Travel; an exciting industry awaits… Business Travel is a multi-billion pound industry and provides a wealth of fantastic career opportunities. The Giles Business Travel Academy is the first and only academy of its kind dedicated to developing fresh new talent to this exciting industry.

Business, Finance and Law Apprenticeship Vacancies

Business, Finance and Law Apprenticeship Vacancies

Posted: 11th of July 2014 by Naomi Bourne

Ready for the real world and to start your career? Training provider BPP are advertising roles and helping employers across the country recruit high-achieving school and college leavers for business, finance and law apprenticeships.

The perfect preparation for a career

The perfect preparation for a career

Posted: 11th of July 2014 by Naomi Bourne

Are you an ambitious school or college leaver looking for valuable professional experience, a worthwhile qualification and a route into employment?

Tesco’s Technology Apprenticeship Programme (Level 4)

Tesco’s Technology Apprenticeship Programme (Level 4)

Posted: 11th of July 2014 by Naomi Bourne

If you're passionate about Technology and looking for an alternative to the traditional university route, you're in the right place. Our Technology Apprenticeship Programme gives you the chance to earn good money as well as challenging yourself every day, building your knowledge and experience. We will support you throughout your programme, helping you to grow, develop and learn all the things you will need to become an invaluable part of the team and move up through our business.

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