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College’s Prince’s Trust learners are visited by celebrity Oritsé Williams

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College’s Prince’s Trust learners are visited by celebrity Oritsé Williams

Posted: 28th of May 2015 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Prince’s Trust learners were visited by former member of JLS, Oritsé Williams last month (22 May) at the College’s Tottenham Centre. As an ambassador of The Prince’s Trust Oritsé wanted to visit the new recruits at beginning their twelve week programme and answer their questions and provide advice and guidance. Hello Magazine were also at the question and answer session to interview him on his role as an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and the imminent release of his new single, Waterline, for this week’s edition (26 May).

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Get work-ready with a traineeship

Get work-ready with a traineeship

Posted: 6th of July 2015 by Lynette Daly

One of the greatest complaints from employers is that too many people arrive to begin work with them, either full time or as an apprentice without any of the skills or the attitude to be of benefit to them. A traineeship could help you to prepare for an apprenticeship or full time employment.

It’s Friday, You’re Bored, At Work, & Would Rather Be Somewhere Else: How To Cope!

It’s Friday, You’re Bored, At Work, & Would Rather Be Somewhere Else: How To Cope!

Posted: 3rd of July 2015 by Tom Clover

Ever found yourself looking longingly at the clock or at your watch, just waiting for the end of the working day to roll around? Minutes can drag into what seem like hours as you try to find something to stop the boredom while you wait – especially when it’s Friday and you’re waiting for the weekend to begin. As you can imagine, this is a fairly common problem – but strangely not something that many people know how to address. Wouldn’t it be much better if the working day was filled with fun and excitement, or at least a genuine sense of purpose rather than a tedious crawl towards 5 o’clock?

How To Choose The Right Apprenticeship

How To Choose The Right Apprenticeship

Posted: 2nd of July 2015 by Tom Clover

In order to choose the right apprenticeship it is important to know what you are applying for and how it will meet your expectations and career goals. However, with all the talk of ‘intermediate,’ and ‘higher’ apprenticeships it can seem a little confusing. How do you know what you are letting yourself in for, let alone know that you are choosing the right apprenticeship for you? Don’t worry, we know that nobody as an instant expert on apprenticeships, so here we break down a few of the things you need to know in order to choose the right direction for the next stage of your life, and hopefully help to create a better future for yourself too!

College holds glittering video premiere for unique student created NHS Film

College holds glittering video premiere for unique student created NHS Film

Posted: 2nd of July 2015 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey Enfield and North East London hosted a glittering film premiere last week (25 June) as part of a unique collaboration between anaesthetists at the North Middlesex University Hospital and Conel. The engaging and informative film, titled ‘Before your operation (when to stop eating and drinking)’ highlights the importance of fasting prior to an operation and the implications when patients do not follow the guidance.

How To Keep Your Cool At Work

How To Keep Your Cool At Work

Posted: 1st of July 2015 by Tom Clover

The weather may be warmer but that is no reason for you to get heated and lose your cool at work. Let’s face it, you may not be the best of friends with all of your colleagues or there may be some people that just sort of rub you up the wrong way. Even if you get on well at work, everyone has the occasional off day for some reason. So, rather than lose your temper, try these tips, and stay professional and cool in the summer heat.

Apprenticeships, Misconceptions, & Addressing The Skills Shortage

Apprenticeships, Misconceptions, & Addressing The Skills Shortage

Posted: 30th of June 2015 by Tom Clover

Despite the efforts of politicians and business-leaders to redress the balance, it seems that many parents and young people still hold misconceptions about apprenticeships. Statistics show that the majority of parents (63%) still don’t understand apprenticeships well enough to explain them to their children, and with many young people admitting that their parents play a major role in their post-school or college choices, it would appear that a lot of our young people may not be getting the best advice for their future. With 81% of parents surveyed by the Association of Accounting Technicians admitted that they didn’t realise that Higher Apprenticeships are on par with foundation degrees, and in some instances university degrees, it is clear that there exists a gap between perception and reality. This situation is not helped by the fact that many teachers are unaware of the scope of the modern apprenticeship system (many having themselves gone to university), which has led to a situation where a lot of people still think apprenticeships are for boys, under-achievers, and those wanting to work in the manufacturing industries!

Help With Writing A Personal Statement

Help With Writing A Personal Statement

Posted: 29th of June 2015 by Tom Clover

If you are applying for a job or apprenticeship, you will need to write a personal statement about yourself. This is the part of the application where you get to sell yourself to a prospective employer and make them want to keep reading. Generally found underneath your personal information on your C.V., a personal statement usually needs to be tailored to the role you are applying for, although you can also create a more general one too. However, many of us are reticent when it comes to selling ourselves, it just doesn’t quite fit in with the British sensibility, and so it can seem a little bit odd writing about yourself in this manner. While a personal statement is generally quite short at around 30-60 words, getting it right can be tricky, so here we present a few pieces of advice to help you to get your personal statement right.

Creative and Media Showcase at Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Creative and Media Showcase at Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Posted: 26th of June 2015 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Creative and Media learners End of Year Showcase impressed visitors to the Bernie Grant Arts Centre last night (Wednesday 24 June 2015). From computer games and futuristic films, to photography, music technology, graphic design and painting – all forms of artistic endeavour were represented by the College’s exceptionally talented learners.

Is Work Email Ruining Your Health?

Is Work Email Ruining Your Health?

Posted: 26th of June 2015 by Tom Clover

Could our constantly-connected working lives be bad for your health? With so many of us having access to our emails on our mobile devices and when not actually at work, there has been a growing concern that out health is being put at risk. Working outside of work hours, when you should be relaxing has been shown to be detrimental to our health, while assertions that this extended working practice can boost productivity have also been seen to be false. So, is reading your work email outside of work bad for your health? And does it actually hurt, rather than help productivity?

Working in social media

Working in social media

Posted: 26th of June 2015 by Lynette Daly

There are lots of opportunities to work in social media and what is called digital marketing. So much marketing and PR is done online nowadays that this is a real growth area. Some jobs require content writing; others are more technical in nature and involving analytics and SEO (search engine optimisation). Another important job is that of social media coordinating. This involves using social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook to promote and develop your business.

Job & Apprenticeship Application Advice

Job & Apprenticeship Application Advice

Posted: 25th of June 2015 by Tom Clover

Finding and applying for work can seem laborious and stressful, especially if you find your applications being rejected, and even more so if you don’t even get a response. Sadly, it is increasing yl common for employers not to tell applicants that they have not been selected, instead preferring to simply state that if you have not heard by a certain date you can presume you have not been selected. This doesn’t do much to improve your morale, and also offers very few tips as to why your application may have failed. However, there are a number of steps that you can take to improve your chances of landing that dream job, and much of this advice could also be used if you are searching and applying for an apprenticeship too.

10 animals who got a second chance in life with 3D Printing

10 animals who got a second chance in life with 3D Printing

Posted: 25th of June 2015 by Ceri Priddle

Among 3D printing’s many applications, the one that always guarantees a warm and fuzzy feeling is when its used to improve the lives of warm and fuzzy animals. Particularly when its applied to 3D print prostheses that give deformed, damaged, or diseased animals (many on the verge of being euthanized), a second chance

8 Tips For Finding Work On A Gap Year Abroad

8 Tips For Finding Work On A Gap Year Abroad

Posted: 24th of June 2015 by Tom Clover

A Gap Year can offer you experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life. Getting away and seeing the world while you can is part of the appeal that lures so many young people to decide to take a gap year. However, unless you have riches behind you (and sometimes, even if you have), you may find that you need to find some work while you are abroad. This will be easier or harder depending on where you are in the world, but here are a few general pieces of advice that may mean making some money during your gap year is easier.

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