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What do the different types of apprenticeship mean?

Friday, September 15th, 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…]

How to get on with your work colleagues

Friday, September 15th, 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 your company can benefit from offering work experience

Friday, September 15th, 2017

The benefits for students participating in work experience are huge – they get an insight into the real world of work, a chance to explore an industry and role, gain confidence and make themselves more employable.   But as an employer, did you know that you can reap the rewards of a work experience programme, [Read more…]

How to use social media to boost your career: the basics

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Are you completely lost when it comes to using social media to advance your career?   Whether you’re a jobseeker or climbing the career ladder, using professional networking sites like LinkedIn, and cultivating your online brand on this and other social platforms to attract opportunities is vital in today’s business environment.   According to business [Read more…]

How to handle Skype interviews

Friday, September 15th, 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 come [Read more…]

New range of part-time courses released

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Whether you want to develop your skills for work or leisure, we have the course for you. As one of our alumni members we are delighted to offer you a 10% Early Bird Discount when you enrol, online only, onto any of Love2learn leisure courses until July 31st 2017. Use code: EarlyBirdAlumni at the checkout when [Read more…]

Writing a great CV

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

What is a CV? A CV is an important document which records relevant facts about you, such as your skills, work experience, education and personal details. If you want to find work, you need a good CV.     Why have a CV? Your CV is your passport to a job interview. It’s your chance [Read more…]

LinkedIn Masterclass: Writing your summary on LinkedIn

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Your first impression speaks volumes on LinkedIn. You should use your summary to get the right people’s attention, sell yourself and get across all the key information about yourself in a concise way. Your LinkedIn profile is also likely to show up in the first few results if people research you online (and they will). [Read more…]

Top tips for creating a great impression in an interview

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Do your research! Make sure you know about the company you are applying for a position with. Check out their website and social media and prepare questions to ask at the end of the interview. Dropping in little things that you have observed about their company from swatting up will give you a head start [Read more…]

Hints on how to conduct a successful job search

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Whether it’s for full-time or part-time work, beginning a job search can be a daunting experience. This factsheet is designed to help you navigate the obstacles and make your search as effective as possible.         Step 1: What are your skills, your knowledge and experience so far? What kind of work would [Read more…]

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