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How Keeping Secrets At Work Could Be Hurting Your Career

How Keeping Secrets At Work Could Be Hurting Your Career

Posted: 6th of March 2015 by Tom Clover

Are you the sort of person who jealously guards their work? There are those people who are very secretive about their jobs – exactly what they do, and how they do it. On the surface this may make sense to those who feel insecure in their work. Perhaps you fear that by telling others how to do what you do at work you will undermine your own position? You may feel that by keeping aspects of your job secret you will ensure your place in the company you work for – however such an attitude may be holding you back at work.

Applying For Work? Not Getting An Interview? What To Do!

Applying For Work? Not Getting An Interview? What To Do!

Posted: 5th of March 2015 by Tom Clover

Applying for jobs and not getting an interview can be incredibly frustrating, especially when not every employer will let you know if you have failed or not., instead waiting for a deadline to pass without word to realise that you didn’t make the cut. If this is happening to you it might be worth taking a moment to pause in your job hunting and have a think about what could be going wrong. After all there is no point wasting time and energy just applying for jobs if there is something stopping you from getting to the interview stage.

Why You Might Consider Being A Volunteer

Why You Might Consider Being A Volunteer

Posted: 4th of March 2015 by Tom Clover

Looking for work can be a frustrating process – especially if you find that everyone wants you to have experience already. It can seem like something of a ‘Catch 22,’ you need the work to get the experience, yet you need the experience to get the work! While there are other avenues open to you, such as taking an Apprenticeship, which will offer you training, on-the-job experience, and a wage, this is does not appeal to everybody. Another good option is to look at jobs specifically aimed at school leavers, who are not expected to come with a long work history. There is, however, another way – and that is volunteering.

IET Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards

IET Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards

Posted: 4th of March 2015 by Zara Hutchins

Apprentice of the Year Award for an individual in at least the second year of an IET Approved Apprentice scheme (PDF), making good progress towards the apprenticeship qualifications and who has made significant contributions towards their employer or operational area. A report of the contribution will form part of the application. You will be required to submit an endorsement statement in addition to the application form.

Royal Mail Apprenticeships

Royal Mail Apprenticeships

Posted: 4th of March 2015 by Zara Hutchins

Make your passion your work on a Royal Mail Apprenticeship. Discover your labour of love Royal Mail apprentices are passionate. They are people with a natural curiosity for how things work and the tenacity to see a job all the way through to the end – no matter how challenging.

Apprenticeships & Location

Apprenticeships & Location

Posted: 3rd of March 2015 by Tom Clover

The number of apprenticeships on offer has grown substantially in the last few years and looks set to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Not only has the number of apprenticeships increased but so has the range of options available to those wishing to learn a skill or trade. Whether you are interested in fashion, engineering, or finance, there is an apprenticeship scheme out there to suit you – at least if you live in the right place!

Who are Baxterstorey?

Who are Baxterstorey?

Posted: 2nd of March 2015 by Zara Hutchins

We are the largest independent food service provider within the UK and Ireland. We have a varied portfolio of clients and we provide excellent restaurant, coffee, deli bar, hospitality and retail outlets for some really successful businesses such as ASOS, ITV and Aston Martin to name but a few!

Common questions about apprenticeships

Common questions about apprenticeships

Posted: 2nd of March 2015 by Lynette Daly

It’s almost apprenticeship week and you’ll be hearing a lot about them – we appreciate that you’ll have lots of questions though, so here are a few short answers to some of the most common questions about apprenticeships.

Getting young people job-ready.

Getting young people job-ready.

Posted: 2nd of March 2015 by Claire Goebel

A recent Ofsted inspection carried out at City Gateway identified Employability as one of the most important areas schools should be focusing on with their students. Qualifications have always been key, but research shows that employers are increasingly looking for young people who demonstrate confidence, initiative and resilience, alongside skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership.

College Pilots Sports Performance DNA Testing

College Pilots Sports Performance DNA Testing

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

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London is running a pilot scheme with a selection of top players from the Football Squad to test their predisposition to exercise, injury, recovery and nutrition. Run by The Breakthrough Project using cutting edge DNA technology the College will be able to help athletes understand their bodies make up in order to maximise their potential.

Money Talk: Managing A Monthly Wage

Money Talk: Managing A Monthly Wage

Posted: 2nd of March 2015 by Tom Clover

If you have just started a job or an apprenticeship it may be the first time you have had to manage a monthly wage. Perhaps in the past you had a part-time job that paid you weekly, but managing your money over the course of a whole month requires different skills and a little self-control. It is all too easy to get over-excited when that first wage hits your bank account and go out on a spending spree, only to find yourself short of cash by the end of the month.

Leisure, Travel & Tourism Apprenticeships

Leisure, Travel & Tourism Apprenticeships

Posted: 27th of February 2015 by Lynette Daly

An apprenticeship in the leisure, travel and tourism industry could be perfect for you if you’d like a career which involves helping other people to enjoy themselves while they’re on their annual holiday abroad or having a well-earned weekend break in a luxury hotel in the UK.

Are Apprenticeships Just Cheap Labour?

Are Apprenticeships Just Cheap Labour?

Posted: 27th of February 2015 by Tom Clover

With Apprenticeships becoming increasingly popular both among businesses and those who want to get ahead with their careers, there remains a dissenting group who believe that apprentice schemes are little more than a way for employers to get some cheap labour. Looking at the minimum wage bands for apprentices, these voices argue that companies are using apprentices to fill gaps in their workforce without paying the same wages as they would for a regular employee. But is this really the case?

Are you up for the Challenge?

Are you up for the Challenge?

Posted: 26th of February 2015 by Tamara Hassan

The Royal Air Force (RAF) offers a wide variety of apprenticeships, which have great benefits and long-term career opportunities. With diverse and challenging careers available in everything from Communications and Intelligence to Technical and Engineering, the RAF remains one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the UK.

Education & Training Apprenticeships

Education & Training Apprenticeships

Posted: 26th of February 2015 by Lynette Daly

Apprenticeships in the field of education and training are available in all sorts of areas – they’re not just limited to schools and colleges although obviously, you can train to work with children at primary and secondary school levels, as well as working with older students as a learning support assistant or a learning mentor at a college of further education or in a university.

Solving Arguments With Your Girlfriend / Boyfriend

Solving Arguments With Your Girlfriend / Boyfriend

Posted: 26th of February 2015 by Tom Clover

As a couple, there are times when you will have arguments with each other, but these disagreements needn’t jeopardise your relationship, so long as you know how to approach the situation. When you find yourself in an argument with your other half it can be easy to let things blow up out of all proportion – but it is important not to let your emotions get the better of you and maintain a sense of perspective. This may seem easier said than done, especially in the heat of the moment, but the key is in recognising that there are two sides to the problem – the cause of the argument and your emotions. If you can separate the two you are already on the right path to solving the situation.

Do you love the outdoor life? Get hands on with an Apprenticeship in horseracing…

Do you love the outdoor life? Get hands on with an Apprenticeship in horseracing…

Posted: 25th of February 2015 by Tamara Hassan

If you want to work with horses, there has never been a better time to join the horseracing industry. It has a heritage that spans centuries, and is the second largest spectator sport in the country. Racing and Thoroughbred breeding offer a range of exciting and challenging roles. You could be involved with breeding or racing some of the best horses in the country or even the world, or pursue a career in another part of this diverse industry.

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