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Benefits of having a career mentor

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

If you’re driven and want to work towards developing your career, finding a career mentor can make the difference in achieving your ambitions. “A career mentor is someone who agrees to share their skills, knowledge, expertise, and professional contacts with you,” say “People with mentors earn higher salaries, are promoted more frequently, and report [Read more…]

Perfect pitching skills for any situation

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Whether you’re pitching your new business to an investor, your new TV show idea to a production company, yourself to a potential employer or an idea in your next staff meeting, there’s a few things that can make the difference between success and falling flat. We’ve collected the best pitching advice from around the internet [Read more…]

We asked alumni for their best interview advice and stories

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

There is a lot of interview advice out there, so we thought who better to ask than your fellow successful alumni who have experienced both sides of the interview process – as interviewers and interviewees. Learn from their triumphs and their mistakes. After all, passing on knowledge to your fellow former students of Lewisham Southwark [Read more…]

What is job satisfaction and how to get it in your workplace

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Are you happy in your job? Job satisfaction is generally defined as feeling fulfilled, engaged and satisfied by your work. There’s growing feeling that employers need to prioritise the job satisfaction of their employees in a bid to increase productivity and motivation and decrease staff turnover. In 2016, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [Read more…]


Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Selina Jones, a student on our Level 3 Drama course, has won a place at one of the most prestigious drama schools in the UK, LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). The oldest conservatoire for drama in the UK, LAMDA is arguably the number one place for acting training, with alumni including famous [Read more…]

Think you don’t have an inspiring story to tell? Think again…

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Remember what it was like when you were at Lewisham Southwark College? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice about learning or planning for the future, what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? Did [Read more…]

“Which apprenticeship is right for you?” Ask

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 is a website for school and college students, with jobs, advice and information on apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and sponsored degrees. It also includes news and features about school leaver options, and produces careers advice material for schools and colleges. Below, they give us their advice on choosing an apprenticeship. There has never been a better [Read more…]

5 highest paid jobs in the UK and how we can help you get there

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The Office for National Statistics has released the highest paying jobs of 2016 in the UK. Here’s what they are and how courses at Lewisham Southwark College can help you on your way to achieving them. If you’re lucky enough to already be dong one of these jobs, we’d love to hear in the comments [Read more…]

Careers in the Arts – an interview with a leading arts recruiter

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Sophie Macpherson Ltd is a headhunting and recruitment firm based in London, serving prestigious arts world businesses and cultural organisations across the globe, such as White Cube, Sotheby’s, Science Ltd (Damien Hirst’s studio) and Pelham Communications. We spoke to Sophie Macpherson and her team about what it takes to make it in the arts world [Read more…]

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