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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...

Eleven Career Management Skills

Our distant cousins in Australia have thought long and hard about the career management life skills that young people need to develop with the help of their parents,  teachers and local communities. The result is a list of eleven "competencies" (just a fancy word for...

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What does a Paralegal do?

The term 'paralegal' refers to a person who does a substantial amount of legal work as part of his or her job and may have some legal training or experience, but is not a qualified lawyer. Paralegals work in law firms, as well as in-house in a wide variety of other...

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What do Playworkers Do?

Playworkers work with children and young people between four and sixteen years old to create an environment for freely chosen, self-directed play. A playworker's primary focus is to support and facilitate the play process. This involves knowing and understanding...

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What does an Illustrator do?

Illustrators combine art, design and creative skills to develop ideas and produce original visual images for a wide range of products including books, magazines, animations, computer games, websites, sales brochures and reference materials. Most illustrators...

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Careers in Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM)

If you are interested in a career in engineering,  science and technology then you should explore the web sites below: http://www.eal.org.uk/learners http://www.setatraining.com/ http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/home.cfm http://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/...

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Distance learning degrees are on the up!

Because distance learning is normally done part-time, acquiring an honours degree is going to take longer than attending a standard university - six years instead of three years, perhaps. But the opportunity to combine part-time study with work can be a godsend. For...

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