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Interview Tips – Competency Questions

Competency Questions

If you are applying for jobs then with a bit of look you’ll be invited to lots of interviews. You may not know what to expect though, for example, what are competency questions? Often you will be told that when you go for your job interview this will be competency-based. What does this mean? Competency is about skills and knowledge ... Read More »

When To Look For An Apprenticeship

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Wondering when the best time is to look for an apprenticeship? Whilst there will be some large organisations that have an apprenticeship intake at a key point in the year – say September and whilst colleges offering apprenticeship programmes will have a lot of activity in the admissions department around the end of August, there is no one time to ... Read More »

Applying For University in 2018

Applying for university in 2018

It’s that time of year again. If you are thinking of applying for university in 2018 then it’s time to start laying the ground work. Some key UCAS dates to put in your diary 15th October – Deadline for Oxford and Cambridge applications and also most medical, veterinary and dentistry courses. 15th January – Deadline for most undergraduate courses   ... Read More »

Is it right to call it student debt?

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Debt is a loaded word. It’s scary, and it’s said a lot in relation to going to university. Is it right to keep referring to student debt? Speaking to a recent graduate, I was told that he wasn’t bothered by what everyone keeps referring to as his student debt. In fact, he told me that he viewed his repayments (yes, ... Read More »

Looking For Work In Birmingham

If you are looking for work in Birmingham, then like job seekers anywhere it is a good idea to find out a little about what the industry is like. Every area has its own employment profile and its own priorities when it comes to investing in improving sectors. In Birmingham for example, some sectors have seen a reduction in employment, ... Read More »

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