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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...

Pathways to Law

The Pathways to Law programme was set up in 2006 by The Sutton Trust and The Legal Education Foundation (LEF), with support from major law firms, to inspire and support academically-able students in year 12 and 13 from non-privileged backgrounds interested in a career...

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Q&A ~ Getting into a career in law

Interested in legal careers? Ever wondered what a real lawyer would advise?  In this Q&A Simon Wilson provides an experienced solicitor's insights. What led you to become a solicitor? I had an interest in the law from a young age. From about the age of twelve I...

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Why Careers Education Matters ~ by Laura-Jane Rawlings

Greetings dear reader This post is mainly for the enlightenment of teachers and school governors. The short video provides the opportunity for you to listen to one of England's top experts on Careers Education explaining why it is so important to do more on this....

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How to write a good UCAS personal Statement

The Personal Statement section is the only part of the UCAS application form which gives you a chance to say something about yourself, and at the same time make a positive impression. It is vital to get it right and this guide explains how to put a good UCAS Personal...

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National Study Programme for Young People (NACRO)

The Benefits   Study within a supportive environment £40 per week paid to learner Travel costs covered Access to IT resources to support study Refer a friend for £50 The Nacro charity are currently offering young people between the ages of 16 and 18 the opportunity to...

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5 Tips To Bag Yourself A Digital Apprenticeship

By: Scarlett Wilson, Digital Marketing Executive @ Bubble Jobs If you’ve just finished school or college, then you might be thinking about starting an apprenticeship. There are lots of different subjects to choose from, and one of those is a digital apprenticeship. It...

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Choosing GCSE subjects ~ the essential guide

In the world of education making the step up from Year 9 to Year 10 is referred to as one of the key transition points.  A fancy term which just indicates that something important is happening; so everyone (especially parents and carers) should pay attention! Very few...

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Work Experience ~ What’s going wrong?

“It helps young people find out more about the working world, can give insight into what careers and jobs are available and what they need to do to get there. Crucially, young people tend to listen more to employers than to teachers or parents so their interventions,...

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