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Why You Should Find A ‘Mentor’

Why You Should Find A ‘Mentor’

Posted: 31st of July 2015 by Tom Clover

The idea of having a mentor may seem a little bit odd at first – like something straight out of ‘Kung Fu Panda.’ It might make you imagine that you’d have to travel to a swamp to meet a small green bloke called Yoda, but outside of these fantasy representations of a ‘mentor,’ there is a place for them in the real world. Not Yoda specifically, but someone who you can learn from – like an inspiration or a master, if you prefer. But how do you go about finding a mentor?

No Job This Summer? Try Volunteering!

No Job This Summer? Try Volunteering!

Posted: 30th of July 2015 by Tom Clover

If you are a student who is between years at college, or are waiting to head off to college, it can be harder to find a summer job than you might have imagined. Depending on where you live, the summer jobs may be in short supply or already taken by now! It can be particularly difficult if you happen to live in a popular university city, as you will be competing with undergraduates and recent graduates for work too! It seems as if you are destined for a boring summer of watching daytime TV and lounging around. Of course, there is nothing wrong with daytime TV and lounging around, but it can get a bit tired after a few weeks! Perhaps you could break the monotony with a spot of volunteering?

Understanding apprenticeship levels

Understanding apprenticeship levels

Posted: 30th of July 2015 by Lynette Daly

Apprenticeships come in different levels too and although the skills that you will learn on the job, to a certain extent will be the same (not entirely – there will be variations in equipment that you learn to use, to the complexity of the things that you deal with and the depth of learning) - find out about different levels here.

Some ‘Anti-Career’ Creative Career Advice

Some ‘Anti-Career’ Creative Career Advice

Posted: 29th of July 2015 by Tom Clover

If you are deciding what to do for your next step you are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the advice. ‘Go to university,” “Don’t go to university,” “Take an Apprenticeship,” “Get a Job,” and so on! It can be head-spinning to even begin to wade through the options and decide what would be best for your future life and career. Of course, everyone offering advice means well, and just wants you to hear their advice, take their suggestions on board, or just make sure you are aware of all of your options, but that doesn’t make it any easier! Add to this the thoughts of your parents and teachers, plus what your friends are doing, and it can all be a bit much! This can be even more of a problem if you want to do something creative with your life, as everyone else seems to be looking at more standard choices!

Get ready for the new academic year

Get ready for the new academic year

Posted: 29th of July 2015 by Lynette Daly

Whatever you will be doing come September; whether you’re beginning an apprenticeship, starting college or moving into sixth form - now is the time to put your mind to having a successful year. Here are a few ideas to get you on the right track.

Don’t Know What You Want To ‘Do For A Living?’ We Can Help!

Don’t Know What You Want To ‘Do For A Living?’ We Can Help!

Posted: 28th of July 2015 by Tom Clover

Having to decide what career path to take, or even what jobs to apply for can seem like a more serious version of being asked what you want to do when you grow up. As a question it can seem slightly ridiculous, like how are you supposed to know what you want to do for the rest of your life? How can you really know if a particular job is right until you have tried it, or what if you quite simply don’t have a clue? But you’ve got to do something, right?

5 Cheap Or Free Things To Do This Summer (Part 4)

5 Cheap Or Free Things To Do This Summer (Part 4)

Posted: 27th of July 2015 by Tom Clover

With the (hopefully) hazy days of August just around the corner, there should be plenty of things to keep you occupied - whether that is a summer BBQ, a walk in the sunshine, or just hanging out and doing some shopping with friends. However, going out and enjoying the day has an amazing ability to eat into your funds. Even if you are working over the summer months, it can be tricky to make sure you don’t run out of cash, while not getting bored either! So, once again, here are a few ideas for inexpensive of even free things you can do to occupy your time this week:

Train the Trader Level 5 Diploma

Train the Trader Level 5 Diploma

Posted: 27th of July 2015 by Harinder Dhillon

We’ve learned our financial skills from the trading floors of stock exchanges around the world. It’s an environment that teaches you to learn quickly and learn well. We know that we’ve been lucky when it has come to learning our financial skills – we’ve had some fantastic mentors over the years. We also know that a lot of people don’t have access to the same training that we’ve had. Until now. It doesn’t matter if you’re worried because you’ve never been taught the financial basics or if you want to develop into a career of trading on the stock markets – we’ve got a course that’s right for you. Our courses are engaging, down to earth and easy to understand. East London College is committed to excellence in education by ensuring that learning, as a continuous stream, takes place within and beyond our premises and during and after the tenure of our students.

Careers in Hospitality and Catering

Careers in Hospitality and Catering

Posted: 24th of July 2015 by Zara Hutchins

There’s never been a more exciting time to get into the hospitality and catering industry. Not only is it the fastest growing sector, it also offers the most diverse range of career opportunities so there’s something for everyone.

Understanding Employability

Understanding Employability

Posted: 24th of July 2015 by Tom Clover

A lot of companies like to talk about employability, including talk of measures to improve the employability of young people. But what exactly is ‘employability’ and how do you go about improving it? The question lies in what makes one candidate stand out above another, and can be found in a variety of skills, qualities, or experience. These factors will change depending on the needs of the employer, the job they need to be done, and even the work sector itself. So, is it really possible to pinpoint ‘employability skills’ so that they can be improved?

Want to work in accountancy?

Want to work in accountancy?

Posted: 24th of July 2015 by Lynette Daly

Want to work in accountancy and wondering what to do after your GCSEs? Why not take a look at intermediate apprenticeships in accounting?

Annual Food Fusion Event

Annual Food Fusion Event

Posted: 23rd of July 2015 by a.ahmed@mrcollege.ac.uk

Mont Rose College held is annual Fusion Food event where Hospitality Management students took part in a “master chef” styled event aimed at producing fine dining cuisines themed around seafood.

College celebrates with community at the Tottenham Conference

College celebrates with community at the Tottenham Conference

Posted: 23rd of July 2015 by Karen O'Connor

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London joined exhibitors, entertainers and members of the local community to celebrate Tottenham at a special conference in Tottenham Town Hall (Saturday 18 July). Now in its second year, the conference brings people together to help make Tottenham an even better place in which to live, work and study.

Reasons To Do An Apprenticeship - Part Two: Skills & Opportunity

Reasons To Do An Apprenticeship - Part Two: Skills & Opportunity

Posted: 23rd of July 2015 by Tom Clover

Yesterday, we wrote about the financial benefits of doing an apprenticeship – such as a lack of tuition fees, earning a wage while you learn, and the statistics that show apprentices earn more money on average over the course of their working life than other employees. While money is certainly important when it comes to deciding your next steps, it is not everything. As well as the financial side of taking an apprenticeship, there are factors such as work experience, relevant training, and support while your learn. If you are still unsure about the benefits of taking the apprenticeship path, check out these reasons why you might like to consider it as a real option for your future:

Ten ways to tell if you're British

Ten ways to tell if you're British

Posted: 23rd of July 2015 by Lynette Daly

The British rule when it comes to doing odd things out of a sense of politeness - here are some sure fire ways to tell is you're suffering from a bout of over-Britishness.

Are Google ads sexist?

Are Google ads sexist?

Posted: 22nd of July 2015 by Lynette Daly

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon built a testing rig and populated it with over 17,000 fake profiles, some male and some female. They then used this to analyse the results of Google job searches - what did it show?

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