Career Planning

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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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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Choosing Between Sixth Form and College

In the previous article I talked about the perils of marketing hype in relation to career decisions.  Much of the "information" that is put before young people is actually advertising in support of a particular post-school option. This may not be that obvious on a...

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Work Shadowing Opportunity for Disabled Young People

Would your disabled daughter or son be interested in a work shadow opportunity? Community Service Volunteers (CSV) are looking for young people with disabilities to take part in their new work shadow project. This programme is supported by the Office for Disability...

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What if I get a D or E grade in Core GCSE Subjects?

Some young people might not ask that question but their parents probably will!   What does “core subject” mean? This is one of those questions where it depends who you ask. The basic idea is that there are certain subjects that are so important that they are...

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