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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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Can Lying On Your C.V. Send You To Prison?

Can Lying On Your C.V. Send You To Prison?

Posted: 29th of May 2015 by Tom Clover

When it comes to applying for a job experts say that you should be altering your C.V. to suit the role you are going for. It seems that a little ‘creative wording’ is encouraged to make yourself look slightly better to a prospective employer. Emphasising certain facts over others seems to be a regular practice, but when taken to a logical conclusion, such ‘creativity’ can land you in serious trouble. In fact, you can end up serving time in prison as a result of lying on your C.V.!

Night at the museum

Night at the museum

Posted: 29th of May 2015 by Lynette Daly

Do you fancy working in a museum or heritage centre? If so, look no further than the Cultural and Heritage Venue Operations Apprenticeship.

The Peabody Job Fair

The Peabody Job Fair

Posted: 29th of May 2015 by Naomi Bourne

Are you unemployed and looking for work? Then come along to our job fair. Islington Assembly Hall Tuesday 16 June 2015, 9.30am-4pm 9.30am-11.30am Priority entry for pre-registered guests The Peabody Job Fair In association with Islington Council, Jobcentre Plus and Help On Your Doorstep

My Two Years as an Apprentice by Rebecca Hulse

My Two Years as an Apprentice by Rebecca Hulse

Posted: 28th of May 2015 by Naomi Bourne

Despite achieving the highest A Levels in my year, I was determined to begin my career straight away, rather than go to University. In my eyes, completing an apprenticeship would enable me to progress quicker through the profession and pick up valid skills along the way. I would also have the chance to earn and learn at the same time; a prospect which was appealing following the increase in university fees. I believe that my decision to do an apprenticeship was the most valuable one of my life and I am now using this platform as a way to inspire others to consider this route.

What our apprentices have to say

What our apprentices have to say

Posted: 28th of May 2015 by Ceri Priddle

Sophie Chuter, 21, a print administration apprentice with the BPIF gives her insight into why an apprenticeship in the print industry was the best decision she ever made

Don’t Wait! Why Not Consider A Gap Year?

Don’t Wait! Why Not Consider A Gap Year?

Posted: 28th of May 2015 by Tom Clover

Since you are here at NotGoingToUni, chances are you are weighing up your options right now. Maybe you are just looking into vocational courses as an alternative to university, perhaps you are set on taking an apprenticeship already, or maybe you don’t really know what you are going to do! Whatever your reasons, it is good that you are thinking of your future, but maybe you should also consider putting your next step on pause and opting to take a gap year?

Land-based Engineering

Land-based Engineering

Posted: 28th of May 2015 by Lynette Daly

The Land-based Engineering Apprenticeship offers a Level 2 and Level 3 entry route into a variety of careers in the industry - find out about these here.

School for Young Professionals

School for Young Professionals

Posted: 28th of May 2015 by Zara Hutchins

Free CV and Interview skills course This FREE 3-day course is designed to give you a taste of the latest Professional Apprenticeships and prepare you with the CV & interview skills vital to securing your apprenticeship role.

College’s Beauty learners make up their way to winning

College’s Beauty learners make up their way to winning

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

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Level 2 Beauty Therapy leaners took part in the annual makeup competition today (20 May) at the College’s Enfield Centre, with the top three winners walking away with a range of exclusive makeup and skin care products.

Academic or Vocational Training? It’s A Personal Choice

Academic or Vocational Training? It’s A Personal Choice

Posted: 27th of May 2015 by Tom Clover

Choosing what route to take for your future, whether academic (ie: going to university) or vocational (like an apprenticeship, for example) can seem like a daunting prospect. With so many people offering their advice (not to mention pressure!), it is all to easy to forget that you are making the decision for yourself, for your future. While this may sound like a big decision, especially if you are the sort of person who sometimes struggles to choose what to wear before you go out, you should definitely try to relax and take some time to think it over. Ultimately it would be easier if someone could just tell you which was the best choice for you, but while we can’t realistically do that here, perhaps we can help you to think matters through?

Printed Playable Posters

Printed Playable Posters

Posted: 26th of May 2015 by Ceri Priddle

NOVALIA, a pioneer of printed electronics, has produced a drum playing interactive poster. The front of each poster is printed normally, with the reverse printed on a lithographic press but with conductive inks

You & Your Personal Work ‘Brand’

You & Your Personal Work ‘Brand’

Posted: 26th of May 2015 by Tom Clover

Everyone that you meet has an opinion of you. They may, for example, think that you are friendly and personable or, alternatively, rude and obstructive – it all depends on how you acted when you met them. Of course, this may seem unfair – after all, how could they know how you were feeling on a particular day? Maybe something bad had just happened to you, or you might simply have got out of the wrong side of bed that day. But, as unfair as this may seem, the fact remains. However, it is entirely possible to take control of how others see you by how you act, dress, or talk. All of these things can help you build a more positive ‘brand’ for yourself – which can be particularly useful at work! Ideally, you want to be well-thought-of by your colleagues. It makes the day go easier at work and also doesn’t do you much harm when it comes time for promotion! So, how can you improve your personal work brand and thereby your career prospects?

Watch Out For Your Anti-Social Media

Watch Out For Your Anti-Social Media

Posted: 25th of May 2015 by Tom Clover

Social media is a great tool which you can use to connect with your friends, or even build a personal brand (see tomorrow’s blog!). However, it can also be a real problem if you don’t manage it properly. Whatever social media network you use, it is important to keep control of what you post – especially when you are looking for, or just starting, work, a new course, or an apprenticeship.

How To Improve Your Memory

How To Improve Your Memory

Posted: 22nd of May 2015 by Tom Clover

Whether you are revising for exams, or simply trying to remember something, it can be infuriating at times - especially if the facts don’t seem to be very easy to remember. You may find that certain types of learning are more effective for you than others, such as listening over reading information, but generally-speaking, the more senses you can engage, and the more ways you can find to reinforce the information, the better. So, for example, you could read about a something in a book, watch a film about it, and even visit a museum or somewhere associated with the facts (a royal castle, for example) to create three different ways of reinforcing the information in your brain. Alternatively, you may find that simple repetition helps – using post-it notes around your room with key information that you can then read each morning and night, for example. But what if you haven’t got the time for that, or if the information you are trying to remember is quite complicated or simply seems difficult to remember? In this case, it is good to take advice from the experts!

Looking At Apprenticeship Quality & Advice

Looking At Apprenticeship Quality & Advice

Posted: 21st of May 2015 by Tom Clover

With the newly-elected government pledging to focus on Apprenticeships for young people, it is clear that there will be changes in how vocational qualifications are seen. In fact, the figures have been backing up the benefits of apprenticeships for some months now – with real-life work experience, on-the-job training for a specific career, high rates of employment, and without the debts incurred by university graduates, there is plenty to praise apprenticeships for. However, there still seems to be some level of uncertainty among parents and educators when it comes to advising young people to take apprenticeships. There are certainly a lot of myths around apprenticeships – but in order to overcome them, perhaps we need to look at what could be improved too?

Chasing A Dream? Why You Should Pause & Enjoy The Moment

Chasing A Dream? Why You Should Pause & Enjoy The Moment

Posted: 20th of May 2015 by Tom Clover

Since you’re here, chances are you are thinking of your future. Perhaps you have your sights set on a particular career or qualification, or maybe you are still weighing up your options and looking for a little advice or inspiration? Whatever stage in the process you are at, there is every chance that you are focussed on the future as you consider your options or chase your dreams. There is plenty of great advice available to help you make the best of your opportunities, but sometimes it is worth taking a moment to pause for breath. In fact, whatever stage you are at in your life, it is great advice to just spend a few moments each day taking it all in.

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