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Students need to play to their strengths for success in the classroom – and in the brave, new workplace

We all recognise that the world of work is changing fast, and one of the most sought-after skills is being able to work flexibly with people from all sorts of different backgrounds. This month’s guest blog is by Victoria Bird of team performance specialists, Belbin...

Neuro-diversity – what does the future hold for your child?

If you child has been identified as having Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) helping your teen to get work experience or into full time work can sometimes feel like a bit of a challenge, but it needn’t be. We asked Katie Smith, Partnership and Innovation Manager...

Why your child should consider an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering

Adam Bytheway is a mechanical technician at Chemoxy International, one of Europe's leading chemical contract manufacturers. He was able to train and qualify for his role through an engineering apprenticeship with the company. Here, he takes a look at why an...

Neuro-diversity – what does the future hold for your child?

If you child has been identified as having Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) helping your teen to get work experience or into full time work can sometimes feel like a bit of a challenge, but it needn’t be. We asked Katie Smith, Partnership and Innovation Manager...

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Is your child an engineer in the making?

This month's guest blogger is Jenny Karlsson from EngineeringUK who outlines what a career in engineering is all about and how to see if your teen is a budding engineer in the making. Engineers are at the forefront of shaping the world we live in, helping to solve our...

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How to avoid burning bridges with prospective employers

This article, written by Laura Slingo from the UK’s leading independent job board CV-Library, has been written for you to share with your teenager so you can help them to understand what is expected of them in the working world and how their actions have consequences....

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How To Transform Your Teenagers’ Career Prospects

We are delighted to announce today that we have launched a new online resource to enable parents to transform their own teenagers’ academic and vocational career prospects. The ‘INSPiRED Teenager’ programme is an eight-part video-based career coaching toolkit complete with a set of accompanying eBooks.

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Helping your teen choose the right rabbit hole

This month’s guest blogger is Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the Institute of Student Employers (ISE, formerly AGR), the UK’s professional association for member employers in search of top talent, offers some wise words to fellow parents about how best to help your child avoid going down the wrong career rabbit hole!

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Are Degree Apprenticeships right for my child?

Today’s young people have a world of opportunities before them, which is great, but also daunting.  With so many options, it can be difficult to make sense of them and choose the most fitting, so we asked Dr Brooke Storer-Church, Senior Policy Advisor, Subjects and...

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