how to get online careers advice

how to get online careers advice

For young people in England there are two main places you can go to get expert advice online. the Not Going To Uni (NGTU) web site provides an online Advice Centre.  Parents are also welcome to use this service. the National Careers Service offers web chat, email and...
Generic Skills Checklist

Generic Skills Checklist

Although qualifications are important in getting a job, employers also want to recruit young people who have employability skills such as communication skills, problem solving, creativity, honesty and integrity, being punctual, taking responsibility, team working,...
young people need soft skills

young people need soft skills

Young people should play up their personal strengths and interests when applying for work, according to new research. A survey of more than 900 managers conducted recently by ICM Research for the Brathay Trust found that  nearly two fifths (38%) want young people to...
The difference between Internships and Apprenticeships

The difference between Internships and Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships have traditionally been associated with blue-collar industries such as engineering and construction. This has changed in recent years and apprenticeships in professional services (like banking,  IT,  accountancy and law) are now...
Top Tips on choosing science subjects

Top Tips on choosing science subjects

The Science Council has published this very sensible advice to help with choosing subjects.  Among the ideas are: Visiting www.futuremorph.org to see where your child’s subject choices could take them. Get them to have a go at the ‘What Might You Be?’ game....
Post-16 Options ~ It Pays to be Careful

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....