What do the different types of apprenticeship mean?

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

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 to the [Read more…]

How to get on with your work colleagues

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

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

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…]