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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...

UK Labour Market: Graduates in non-graduate roles

In 2013 the Office for National Statistics published its report 'Graduates in the UK Labour Market 2013'.  This post summarises some of the key points from that report. In April to June 2013 there were 31 million people in the UK not enrolled on any educational course...

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What to do after leaving school

  Pictured: Brathay Apprentice Challenge winners, Team Pepsi With nearly half a million students starting an undergraduate degree each year, university can often seem the only option for a school leaver. However, rising tuition fees, expensive living costs and an...

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Careers in Science and Technology (STEM)

If a young person is interested in science or technology then they need to know about Future Morph. The site has been designed to show young people that science and maths related subjects (STEM subjects) can equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to make...

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Government Funded Volunteering Overseas with ICS

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18 to 25-year-olds, backed by the UK government. It gives you the chance to work side-by-side with local volunteers in developing countries, to make a meaningful...

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Nurture High Effectiveness in Your Teenager

For teenagers life can often feel like finding their path through a jungle.  And it’s no walk in the park for the parents of teenagers either. In his book, 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens', author Sean Covey attempts to provide "a compass to help teens and...

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What do Clinical Psychologists do?

Clinical psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and enhance and promote psychological wellbeing. They work with people who have a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, addictive or behavioural disorders, relationship problems, child and...

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