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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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Apprenticeships: Get Skilled For Life

Apprenticeships: Get Skilled For Life

Posted: 26th of August 2016 by Tom Clover

When you complete an apprenticeship you will have a qualification that proves your skills and what you know. Alongside this, you will also have built up real work experience, since you will have been working (and earning) while you trained. Of course, the qualification is useful but, ultimately, it is the skills themselves that are what apprenticeships are all about. An apprenticeship offers you the chance to gain some relevant work-place skills that will not only serve you in your future career, but could also help you in other areas of your life.

Your Guide To Taking A Gap Year Abroad - Importance And Tips

Your Guide To Taking A Gap Year Abroad - Importance And Tips

Posted: 26th of August 2016 by Nerys Montana

When the news about Malia Obama planning to take a gap year, before starting her college, hit the media channels, the popularity of taking gap year abroad skyrocketed overnight. The number of google searches for gap year travel options and availability went steep high. Even those who had not even heard about the term gap year, raised the amount of search rate on Google.

Uni or not? Think about joining the Vocation Generation

Uni or not? Think about joining the Vocation Generation

Posted: 26th of August 2016 by Tamara Hassan

From an early age I loved maths and I was very business-minded. When I finished my GCSEs I followed the same path as most of my friends and stayed on at school to do my A-Levels. But then everything changed. I didn’t like the environment at sixth form and felt trapped and penned in. Despite the fact that all my teachers had considered me a university candidate, I knew deep down that it just wasn’t for me.

Apprenticeship Levy/Trailblazer Guidance for Apprentices

Apprenticeship Levy/Trailblazer Guidance for Apprentices

Posted: 25th of August 2016 by Ceri Priddle

As you may or may not be aware, apprenticeships are currently undergoing a heavy period of change and we think it is crucial to give you an overview and an idea of how these changes are likely to affect you as an apprentice or a potential apprentice.

Life after GCSE results

Life after GCSE results

Posted: 25th of August 2016 by Lynette Daly

Today students up and down the country are collecting their GCSE results. Some will be ecstatic, some will be crestfallen, and others will simply be worried about what to do next – so let’s look at life after GCSE results.

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:

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