June 2014 - Careers Advice for Parents and Young People
young people need soft skills

young people need soft skills

Young people should play up their personal strengths and interests when applying for work, according to new research. A survey of more than 900 managers conducted recently by ICM Research for the Brathay Trust found that  nearly two fifths (38%) want young people to...
Different kinds of work experience

Different kinds of work experience

Work Placements The term ‘placement’ refers to any formal, structured work experience.  These programmes will often let you to gain knowledge of various departments and focus on a specific project.  Placements are quite common in the engineering and construction...
The difference between Internships and Apprenticeships

The difference between Internships and Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships have traditionally been associated with blue-collar industries such as engineering and construction. This has changed in recent years and apprenticeships in professional services (like banking,  IT,  accountancy and law) are now...
Top Tips on choosing science subjects

Top Tips on choosing science subjects

The Science Council has published this very sensible advice to help with choosing subjects.  Among the ideas are: Visiting www.futuremorph.org to see where your child’s subject choices could take them. Get them to have a go at the ‘What Might You Be?’ game....
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