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Construction students build up skills working on major Enfield housing scheme

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Construction students build up skills working on major Enfield housing scheme

Posted: 12th of January 2017 by Paul Cassell

Construction students have been gaining a solid foundation in the skills needed to work in the industry on a major housing project in Enfield. Groups of learners from The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) have been undertaking work experience at the Dujardin Mews site since June 2016. Dujardin Mews is the first phase of the Ponders End Regeneration programme and is the first social housing to be built in the London borough for 40 years.

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I Hate My Job

I Hate My Job

Posted: 5th of January 2017 by Martha Witcomb

Research shows that 24% of millennials hate their jobs and 66% of millennials say that they want to change careers. Collectively we are a generation who are unhappy in the workplace.

New Year, New Chapter, New You?

New Year, New Chapter, New You?

Posted: 4th of January 2017 by Tom Clover

The new year has arrived and so, as the Christmas decorations come down, it is time to think of what 2017 will bring. Many people see the new year as a fresh start, but actually it is more like a new chapter in the book of your life. Things can change, of course, but where you have been so far will have an impact on what the year may bring. That said, this does not mean that big changes can’t occur and for some these will be on the horizon already – whether that is leaving school or college altogether, or starting the next phase of your education.

Why Take An Apprenticeship?

Why Take An Apprenticeship?

Posted: 30th of December 2016 by Tom Clover

An apprenticeship is like a job in many ways – you will get paid, you will have responsibility, and you will have work to do. But it is also different in that you will get trained and work towards a qualification at the same time. There are no tuition fees to worry about, and most apprentices go on to work in their chosen field once they qualify. An apprenticeship can open doors for you and are available in a wide range of industries and professions. From fashion to finance an apprenticeship can set your career up as well as allowing you to meet people on the inside from day one. These are just some of the benefits of taking an apprenticeship – but why else might you want to take one?

‘Recycling’ Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts

‘Recycling’ Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Posted: 28th of December 2016 by Tom Clover

Christmas is done for another year, and while you may still be looking forward to New Year and thinking about hitting the sales there is a chance you have got a couple of Christmas gifts that you don’t want or need. So, what do you do with them? Whether it is something totally unsuitable (‘why would anyone think I wanted that!’), or something you have already got, there is no need to let it go to waste. Here are five things that you can do with those unwanted gifts…

It’s Time For Apprentices To Speak Up

It’s Time For Apprentices To Speak Up

Posted: 23rd of December 2016 by Tom Clover

If you want to succeed you need a degree. University is the best choice for smart kids. An apprenticeship is a waste of time. Only those not clever enough to go to uni do apprenticeships. Vocational training is only for those who want to do a trade or manual work. These are the sort of statements that we hear all the time – they are being spread through our schools and in homes up and down the country, but these assertions are all wide of the mark. The fact that parents and teachers are also spreading these ideas is concerning as young people look to them for advice and guidance, so perhaps it is time for a different message from apprentices themselves?

Apprenticeships in engineering

Apprenticeships in engineering

Posted: 23rd of December 2016 by Nerys Montana

Through resources and online tools, Tomorrow’s Engineers gives you an idea of what it’s like to be an engineer, highlights some of the exciting career options available and outlines how to get into engineering.

Best careers for 2017

Best careers for 2017

Posted: 23rd of December 2016 by Olivia Rocky

Are you considering pursing higher education or changing career direction in 2017? As the UK jobs market continues to advance, we explore the top 5 career choices for the year ahead.

SAP Jobs

SAP Jobs

Posted: 22nd of December 2016 by Osborne Training

SAP Jobs Tragedy and dilemma. Find more on the needs for sap training courses for various sap modules like sap fico, sap crm, sap sd and sap hana online as well as sap internship.

Should You Tell The Truth At A Job Or Apprenticeship Interview?

Should You Tell The Truth At A Job Or Apprenticeship Interview?

Posted: 21st of December 2016 by Tom Clover

Interviews can be tricky as you navigate the pitfalls of trying to show yourself in the best possible light in order to get the job or apprenticeship. Of course, you don’t want to straight-up lie (“I once ran my own international corporation”), and yet you will want to present the best image of yourself possible. So where do you draw the line? The key is in showing the aspects of yourself that you need for the job and leaving the rest outside the interview room.

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Advice

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Advice

Posted: 19th of December 2016 by Tom Clover

So, you’ve got just a matter of days to get your Christmas shopping done, but there is no need to panic. A little organisation and some savvy shopping can help make sure that you get all your gifts sorted on time - without resorting to desperate measures (like buying everything from the local garage!) …

University 'v' Training - The Education Battle

University 'v' Training - The Education Battle

Posted: 19th of December 2016 by Martha Witcomb

You’re currently stuck at a crossroad - you’re looking to fulfil your dream by qualifying as a Personal Trainer, Beauty Therapist or Web Developer but not sure if you can afford the expensive university course and living fees. NotGoingToUni.co.uk have let us, here at The Training Room, explain alternatives of not going to uni and how you can become qualified quicker than completing a degree and for a fraction of the cost.

How To Write A ‘Cold’ Email (Effectively!)

How To Write A ‘Cold’ Email (Effectively!)

Posted: 16th of December 2016 by Tom Clover

OK, you probably know how to write an email already (write, press send), but there is a difference between writing an email to your friend and writing one for work, in relation to an apprenticeship or for any other serious or business matter. This is especially true if you are sending a ‘cold’ email with the hope of attracting someone’s attention. Common in careers like marketing, there is a skill to writing an email that grabs the attention, gets to the point and says what you want in a personal yet business-like manner. A great specific skill to have, here we offer a few tips on how to write a cold email – effectively!

You want a brighter future. We'll help you realise it.

You want a brighter future. We'll help you realise it.

Posted: 15th of December 2016 by Martha Witcomb

Our apprenticeship programmes are tailored to give you the hands-on experience you need to realise your future. whatever your background, if you’re looking to earn industry-recognised qualifications and gain hands-on experience in a permanent job, we have a scheme for you.

Why Do An Apprenticeship?

Why Do An Apprenticeship?

Posted: 14th of December 2016 by Tom Clover

For most young people the decision as to what to do after school or college boils down to two things – whether to continue with studying or to get a job and start work. For some the thought of getting a job can seem daunting – finally stepping out into the ‘real’ world, while for others the chance to finally get out there and earn some money is all the encouragement they need. However, whether you choose to keep studying or find work the destination is ultimately the same – the world of work. However, the choice needn’t be so stark, as an apprenticeship offers a tailored route into work as well as a qualification and more. So why might you consider taking an apprenticeship?

Workplace etiquette - a Donald Trump guide

Workplace etiquette - a Donald Trump guide

Posted: 14th of December 2016 by Ceri Priddle

We wanted to give you an idea of what to look out for, and what not to do in terms of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace - who better to use as a perfect example than Donald Trump

Students and apprentices’ achievements celebrated at Excellence Awards

Students and apprentices’ achievements celebrated at Excellence Awards

Posted: 14th of December 2016 by Paul Cassell

The very best in vocational and academic achievement at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) was celebrated at this year's Excellence Awards. More than 60 apprentices and students received awards this year, with many attending a presentation evening at the College’s Tottenham Centre hosted by Principal Andy Forbes.

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