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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Apprenticeship Applications - top tips

Apprenticeship Applications

One of the best (but not the only) places to find and apply online for apprenticeships is through the official (government sponsored) 'Find an Apprenticeship' service at

Having registered a user account (you need a valid email address) you can manage multiple applications through the portal with a minimum of fuss. Below are some top tips to ensure a trouble-free experience:

 Use your personal email address >>
 Use your own email address rather than your school one to ensure you have continued access to messages.

 Don't register twice >> 
Try not to create more than one account as you may not remember several usernames and passwords. Having several accounts would make it difficult for you to manage your job applications.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Leading international law firm Withers to recruit four legal apprentices

legal apprentices ; legal apprenticeships

City law firm Withers LLP is to recruit four school leavers for its newly launched apprenticeship scheme. The apprentices will be based in their real estate, employment and litigation departments and will undertake the CILEx Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Legal Services.

The Advanced Apprenticeship is part of an apprenticeship 'framework' which is being developed to take school leavers right through to qualification as a lawyer. Withers is one of the firms leading the new government Trailblazer initiative for paralegals, Chartered Legal Executives and Solicitors.

How to Find an Apprenticeship

Finding Apprenticeships; Careers Advice ; Finding an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are offered by a wide range of employers and you'll find them advertised on the Government's official Find an Apprenticeship website, other sites and sometimes in local newspapers and through local colleges and training providers. Finding an apprenticeship can be a slightly confusing business until you get familiar with the different search techniques.  This article will provide you with all the necessary tips and tricks to make tracking down that elusive apprenticeship a much more enjoyable experience!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Ten Ways Parents Can Help With Career Planning

careers advice and guidance for school leavers, college students, sixth formers

As they make choices and plans for the future, young people need support from the people who know them best - their families. There are many ways that parents can provide help and encouragement.

Here are my top ten tips:
  1. Talk to your daughter/son about careers they are interested in. Find out what they know already and encourage them to visit the school careers library to find out more.  Encourage your child to talk to you about your own career and the decisions you had to face. They could also talk with the rest of the family, friends and neighbours, and with their teachers.