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Posted: 1st of August 2016 by Elizabeth Edwards

If you are leaving school, waiting for exam results or considering an alternative to university, the new Talent Academy resource is just the place for you.

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How To Understand Job Adverts – And What They Really Want!

How To Understand Job Adverts – And What They Really Want!

Posted: 24th of August 2016 by Tom Clover

If you are looking for work (or an apprenticeship) then you have probably already had a look over a few job adverts – whether in a newspaper, online, or at a recruitment agency. Of course, each job ad is different as it relates to a particular job, but there are some interesting similarities that you can pick out and even use to make your application better. The key is in understanding the advert and what it is saying about not just the job itself, but the company as a whole and what they would expect from you as an employee.

Ten Top Reasons to Become an Apprentice

Ten Top Reasons to Become an Apprentice

Posted: 22nd of August 2016 by Nerys Montana

As young people across the country open their exam results, it is a time to celebrate all the hard work and a time to think about the future. People leaving school or college this year now have the power to choose the next step that is right for them.

‘Back To School’ – Are You Ready To Return?

‘Back To School’ – Are You Ready To Return?

Posted: 22nd of August 2016 by Tom Clover

As August winds down so the prospect of returning to school or college beckons for thousands of pupils and students. But how ready are you to return to your studies? Being prepared to get back into your work, whether you are continuing a course or starting something new, will make a real difference to how you begin the year ahead and can make the return that little bit less traumatic too.

Not Going To Uni? Want A Degree? Don’t Want To Pay?

Not Going To Uni? Want A Degree? Don’t Want To Pay?

Posted: 19th of August 2016 by Tom Clover

With A level results coming out this week, the press has understandably been quite full of talk of university degrees, higher education, tables of results, and more. If you decided not to go to university you may be feeling a little bit left out, but what if we were to tell you that there is a way to get a degree without having to have applied to university, and without having to pay tuition fees? You’d probably think it was a joke or a con, or maybe you would wonder why you hadn’t been told about this before?

5 potential career paths that don't involve university

5 potential career paths that don't involve university

Posted: 17th of August 2016 by Tamara Hassan

Back in the day, degrees were all the rage. But the truth is, it’s no longer an essential asset if you want to get a good job. It could be that you’re looking to specialise in a certain sector or even want to start your own business. Whatever your reasons, not going to university is no longer such a big deal, and there are plenty of potential career paths to explore without a degree.

Applying to University? What To Do On A-Level Results Day

Applying to University? What To Do On A-Level Results Day

Posted: 17th of August 2016 by Tom Clover

Tomorrow, 18th August, is A level results day, where you will finally find out exactly how well you did in your exams (and coursework). If you are looking to go to university you will be eagerly waiting to see if you got the grades you needed, but before you get your results here are a few hints and ideas, including what you might want to take with you tomorrow.

Is The Cost Of University Creating A Division Of Opportunity Between Rich & Poor?

Is The Cost Of University Creating A Division Of Opportunity Between Rich & Poor?

Posted: 15th of August 2016 by Tom Clover

This week sees the release of A level results, meaning that many young people will be eagerly looking to see what grades they got, and if they achieved enough to get into the university of their choice. However, there will be many others who have decided to take a different route, such as an apprenticeship. Here at NotGoingToUni we are all about choice and helping to show that there are different career paths available, however a recent report has caused concern that university may soon be the preserve of the wealthy.

Printing and the Rio 2016 Olympics

Printing and the Rio 2016 Olympics

Posted: 12th of August 2016 by Ceri Priddle

The 2016 Rio Olympics are well under way and today sees the start of the track and field events.  With that in mind, Nike will be introducing what they describe as their most sophisticated pair of running spikes to date, created using printing technology.

3 Tips To Reduce Stress At Work

3 Tips To Reduce Stress At Work

Posted: 12th of August 2016 by Tom Clover

Whether you are just starting a job or apprenticeship, or if you have been working for some time, you will certainly want to avoid too much stress. Too much stress from your work can cause problems for your career, relationships, and even your health, so you may as well try to reduce it as much as you can. Of course, from time to time, stress may be unavoidable (“I’ve got to get that project finished by the end of the week”), and can actually be beneficial in helping you meet deadlines and perform under pressure. However, here are three common causes of stress in the workplace – and how to deal with them:

Schools out, apprenticeships in!

Schools out, apprenticeships in!

Posted: 10th of August 2016 by Nerys Montana

The school bells have rung and countdown to results day has begun, but it’s not too late to get clued up on all your apprenticeships options. Whether it’s good news or bad, there are some big decisions to be made this summer.

5 Good Reasons Why You Should Write A Personal Blog

5 Good Reasons Why You Should Write A Personal Blog

Posted: 10th of August 2016 by Tom Clover

“Blog - a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).” When you think of blogging you probably think of someone sat down and writing about their thoughts, feelings, and whatever else they feel like – whether it’s fashion, food, or football. You may even think that the whole idea of blogging is a little bit self-serving, or wonder why anyone might want to read what you write and post online. However, there are some good reasons to start writing a personal blog both for your own well-being and even your career! Here we present 5 good reasons for you to start writing a personal blog:

Why pay when you can have it for free?

Why pay when you can have it for free?

Posted: 9th of August 2016 by Nerys Montana

If you want to help those in need by volunteering, we can help you do it for free. If you want to have incredible adventures across whole countries, we can help you do it for free.

Summer Jobs

Summer Jobs

Posted: 9th of August 2016 by Laurie McLoughlin

Check out the top 5 summer jobs from Leisure Jobs, bought to you by the National Careers Service in London

Feeling Bored Yet? 7 Things To Do This Summer

Feeling Bored Yet? 7 Things To Do This Summer

Posted: 8th of August 2016 by Tom Clover

You spend all that time looking forward to the summer holidays only to find that you start to feel a bit bored by the second or third week. Does this sound familiar? A quick look online will pull up all sorts of lists of ‘100 things to do over the summer,’ but a quick look below the surface shows that most of these aren’t great ideas at all. Eating ice cream in the garden is not really that different from eating ice cream on a beach, in the town centre, or by a river – they don’t really need to be separate ‘ideas.’ So what do you do when you start to feel bored – especially when you don’t have loads of money to spend on days out and shopping trips?

My first few weeks as a Kaplan Intern

My first few weeks as a Kaplan Intern

Posted: 5th of August 2016 by Elizabeth Edwards

I started my internship at Kaplan towards the end of June 2016, having recently finished the first two semesters of my Masters course at Manchester Metropolitan University. Studying marketing at University, I saw a 3 month marketing communications internship at Kaplan as a great way of increasing my practical knowledge of marketing whilst getting a chance to learn about the things I had been doing on my course from a different perspective.

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