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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...

Rolls-Royce seeks new apprentices for Goodwood plant

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that the company is seeking candidates for its Apprenticeship Programme. The successful applicants will join the programme in August 2014, working alongside skilled craftspeople in leather, wood, paint, engineering and assembly...

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Parents Guide to UCAS

  Music, dance and drama Many HE institutions offer music, dance and drama courses via the standard UCAS system.  For some specialist dance and drama courses you apply directly to the institution. For courses at a conservatoire, you apply via CUKAS. Art and...

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Post-16 Options ~ It Pays to be Careful

One of the big issues for young people and parents today in trying to decide on the next step after school is the problem of marketing.  Schools,  FE colleges,  training providers and universities are all competing to attract “customers” onto their programmes....

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Early Years Advanced Apprenticeship Bursary Doubled to £3,000

The Department for Education has doubled the funding available for the early years bursary scheme to £3,000 in a bid to encourage more applicants. Back in June I reported on the new bursary scheme beginning on 5 September.  The DfE has announced it is increased the...

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Ten Ways Parents Can Help With Career Planning

As they make choices and plans for the future, young people need support from the people who know them best - their families. There are many ways that parents can provide help and encouragement. Here are my top ten tips: Talk to your daughter/son about careers they...

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Jaguar Land Rover Apprenticeships 2014 Open for Applications

JLR have said this at notgoingtouni:  Want to build a world-class career whilst working with two of the world’s most famous automotive brands? Our award-winning Apprenticeship Scheme will be open for applications from November 4th 2013 until January 31st 2014. We’re...

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Apprenticeships Are Falling Short of Demand

The Minister for Skills, Matthew Hancock, revealed yesterday in a written answer to an MP the number of young people starting an apprenticeship during the last three academic years. Apprenticeship programme starts by age and gender   Age  Gender   2010/11 full year  ...

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