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Get Volunteering

Volunteering

With employers focusing increasingly on ‘soft skills’ (positive character traits and the ability to work with others) and experience it has never been more important to get volunteering. The variety of volunteering roles available means positions can enhance and provide unique skill sets and whilst helping out at a local charity shop won’t result in academic qualifications, the experience alone ... Read More »

Most Popular Apprenticeships In England Last Year

most popular apprenticeships

What were the most popular apprenticeships in England last year, where were they and who did them? The greatest number of people who started an apprenticeship in 2015 / 16 was in the North West of England, where there were 80,820  apprentice starts. This amounts to 16 per cent of the total starts for the year. Obviously the North West ... Read More »

What Is An Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job and an apprentice is someone who is employed and learns a specific trade from a skilled employer over a fixed period of time, whilst earning a wage and being entitled to holiday pay. On apprenticeship schemes you gain practical, on-the-job skills by training and working alongside experienced staff and trainers. On some apprenticeship programmes this ... Read More »

GCSE Results Day 2017

Grade 4 or 5 GCSE

It’s GCSE Results Day 2017. Hopefully all of your hard work has paid off and you’re smiling. Getting your GCSE results Don’t forget – you’re looking for grade 9 – 4 in English, English literature and maths! 9 is the highest you can get and 4 is equal to a C grade. New GCSE grades explained. If everything hasn’t gone ... Read More »

Student View – From Education to Employment

Student view

Georgia Dalton gives us her student view on the journey from education to employment. Since the age of four I have loved reading and writing and I have always known that I want a career where I can spread my love of novels and words. Throughout school, my passion for English hasn’t changed. At 12 years old I realised how ... Read More »

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