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What do the different types of apprenticeship mean?

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Apprenticeships are a great option for 16-24 year olds who would prefer to earn money whilst they get their qualifications and gain experience in a real working environment.   Apprenticeships come in all shapes and sizes. You can do an apprenticeship in a huge range of industries. It’s not just the stereotypical manual apprenticeships like [Read more…]

Tips for mature students on returning to education

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

  Don’t be put off by titles – the following tips may just change your perceptions of what being a mature student really means.   Do you feel like you’re stuck in a career rut and want to get some new professional qualifications to improve your prospects? Or perhaps you want to take your education [Read more…]

How to market your e-book

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

We’ve already shown you how to make a profit from self-publishing your e-book on platforms like Kindle, and explained the process of devising and writing a non-fiction e-book in just a few weeks.   However, if you want to make a viable income from self-publishing, or if you want to be one of the many [Read more…]

How to get on with your work colleagues

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

In our recent alumni survey, we asked you what career advice you would like to see from your alumni association. One popular request was for advice on getting on with your work colleagues. It seems that many of us sometimes have difficulty getting on with everyone at work, all of the time. That’s completely normal, [Read more…]

How to explain gaps in your CV

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

You could have a gap in your CV for many good reasons, and your future employer will always want to know about them. Here’s how to explain the most common reasons for any breaks in your employment history in a positive way.   The careers website Prospects.ac.uk recommends doing this in your cover letter so [Read more…]

Could you change your career?

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The short answer is yes, but you’ll probably need a bit more information to assist in making such a big decision. There are many reasons why you may be considering a career change. If one of the following applies to you, read on for our advice on deciding on your next career move, and find [Read more…]

Careers in the creative industry

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The opportunities available in the creative industry are vast and varied. Last year the government said that the “creative economy is growing three times faster than any other sector.” Creative sectors such as design, advertising, film, gaming and fashion are reportedly growing faster than the rest of the UK economy, employing passionate creative talent from [Read more…]

What you need to know about starting out as a freelancer

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  Could you use your skills to enter the world of self-employment? Being a freelancer allows you to be flexible regarding when you work, what projects you take on, and where you choose to work.   Here’s what you need to know about starting out as a freelancer, from getting started and finding clients to [Read more…]

How to handle Skype interviews

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  Skype and video interviews are increasingly being used by recruiters to narrow down the number of job applicants at an early stage. The rise in remote working has also meant that Skype interviews are necessary to hire talent across the globe.   If you want to impress 42% of today’s employers, being able to [Read more…]

5 things you need to know about doing a university-level course at college

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Is the next step in your education a university-level qualification? If you’ve completed you’re A Levels, BTEC, Award, Certificate, NVQ or any other entry route to higher education, or you’re returning to education and want help getting the grades so you can apply for a degree, read on.     You don’t need to go [Read more…]

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