Personal Statements – the top ten mistakes to avoid

Personal Statements – the top ten mistakes to avoid

1.  Boring opening paragraph Pity the poor admissions tutor sitting at a desk groaning under the weight of UCAS forms.  Every year they have the task of reading (and rating) hundreds of personal statements.  How many of these begin with  “I am looking forward to...
Traineeships: what are they?

Traineeships: what are they?

What Are the New ‘Traineeships’ For? Traineeships are an education and training programme based on work experience that is focused on giving young people the work skills and experience that employers are looking for. Traineeships are designed for those...
Types of Apprenticeships ~ by Industry and Level

Types of Apprenticeships ~ by Industry and Level

It can be difficult to find out which job areas are covered by apprenticeships and at which level. There is a handy online tool for doing exactly this. All you have to do is to visit this website and scroll down to the third section entitled ‘Browse by Issuing...
Young unemployed frustrated by national job schemes

Young unemployed frustrated by national job schemes

According to the Local Government Association (LGA), unemployed young people are losing faith in the prospect of finding jobs and feel national schemes are not offering them the right skills to help them into work. A poll of unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds, carried out...