Career Planning

Going to University ~ advice from UCAS

Everyone knows that UCAS is the  organisation that manages applications to higher education. What is less well known is that they provide excellent online guides for the benefit of young people and their parents.  Some of these guides even cover topics that are not...

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How to start your bookkeeping career

What does a bookkeeper do? Bookkeeping can be a long and fulfilling career. Bookkeepers are tasked with keeping high-quality, accurate accounting records. Tasks undertaken by bookkeepers can include inputting sales and purchases ledgers into accounting software as...

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What are the changes to GCSEs all about?

There has been quite a bit of tinkering with school exams in recent years including the scrapping of modular assessment in 2012 which prevented students from doing repeat resits of modules until the desired grade was achieved. From September of this year new style...

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Building the Future ~ Apprenticeships in Construction

According to the think-tank Demos, the construction industry accounts for 2.1m jobs in the UK, representing 7pc of the workforce.  It is an industry that is highly sensitive to change in the wider economy.  As the UK economy has slowly begun to emerge from recession...

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Legal Services Apprenticeships and CILEx

A renewed interest in legal apprenticeships has seen in-house legal departments and law firms taking up Legal Services Apprenticeships (LSAs) which are overseen by the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).  There are currently 360 LSAs working at 107...

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Generic Skills ~ advice from a major employer

 When recruiting young people, employers are often most interested in personal qualities which are quite hard to define or pin down precisely.  So they will make judgements based on gut instinct – relying on their intuition to help them decide whether an applicant...

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