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E.g., 01/23/2021
E.g., 01/23/2021

The top reasons why an alternative to university could benefit you

With many students beginning their university journey next month, you might be questioning whether higher education is right for you. Sure living on a diet of pizza for three years might sound appealing, but there’s a lot more to it than that and this journey isn’t for everyone.

What’s more, there are other alternatives to university which can also enrich your knowledge and propel your career in exciting directions. So if you’re undecided, read on to find out the top reasons why an alternative to university could benefit you.

1. Save money

What is an apprenticeship?

Finishing school is a big thing. You feel you need to make some important decisions about what you want to do next. It’s not always about the grades you get.

There are actually more options than just going to college or sixth form when you leave school. Apprenticeships are one way to expand your horizons after you leave school. You get to earn money as you study towards a qualification, as well as getting experience in a job.

What is an apprenticeship?

Run2 Academy wins prestigious People Development Award

Six companies are collaboratively working together to provide unique opportunities for young people in the North East of England…

The North East construction industry came together in June to see shining examples of brilliance through the Constructing Excellence North East Awards 2018. The Run2 Academy, a working group of key people from Northumbrian Water, Esh-MWH Joint Venture, MMB, Interserve, Turner & Townsend and Wood,were crowned winners of the People Development category.

How to get a career abroad

For many of us, the prospect of working abroad is an attractive thought. Perhaps you want to practise a language in another country, visit many places, or you like the idea of working in a different climate. Of course, many companies have headquarters in multiple countries but there are some careers that are focused around travelling and living abroad.

The rise in apprenticeships: why are they so appealing?

The rise in apprenticeships: why are they so appealing?With the recent increase in university fees, it’s unsurprising that many professionals are choosing to take a different path into employment. As a result, the popularity of apprenticeships is on the rise, with many opting to learn while they work.Whether you’re a recent school leaver, or you’re looking to change career paths, an apprenticeship could be the gateway to your perfect role. Below we outline seven reasons why these schemes are so appealing.1.

Increasingly popular actuarial career route

The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2018, produced by High Fliers Research, is the largest annual survey of final year students at the UK’s leading universities.

In the report, actuarial work has risen by 9.1% compared to the same time last year. It is within the top three professions which has had an influx of applications from ‘transport and logistics’ and ‘technology’.

John Townhill – Barnett Waddingham

“You don’t want to be an actuary” my friend (mis)informed me rather unhelpfully, after I’d decided I probably wanted to be an actuary. I’m still unsure what people make of the profession; some people say actuaries are dull, some seem impressed when they learn you’re an actuary, quite a few seem to think you’re loaded, and many aren’t really sure what you do.

“Actuary... that’s to do with dead people?”

“You’re thinking of a mortuary - I think that’s a room.”

“Ah yes. What do you do?”

An Introduction to the World of Actuarial Science

Are you someone who is really interested in Math? Did someone recommend you pursue actuarial science because you love numbers? Does actuarial science sound like a good fit for your Math qualifications?

Let’s start with the most commonly asked question in this industry: What is actuarial science?

I am sure you’ll be able to find the answer to that question from Google so let me give you my personal answer to this question.

Mind the Gap (Year)

New research reveals how a gap year can positively impact your CV

With graduate jobs becoming more difficult to secure, people may think that a gap year straight after university will subsequently mean a gap in your CV – but new research shows that this may not be the case.

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