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Speculative letters – employability skills

difference between a job and a career

If you are looking for a job, limiting your search to looking at the ads in your local paper or the newsagent’s window just won’t cut it! Whether you’re after a part time or weekend job or a full time holiday job, writing a speculative letter applying for a job in the shop, pub, restaurant or business you want to ... Read More »

Volunteering abroad in Ethiopia

Volunteering abroad

Eliza Harry tells us how volunteering abroad in Central Ethiopia has made her question her values. For the past few years my school has run a trip to Central Ethiopia, giving us the opportunity to visit this diverse and developing nation, and to experience volunteering abroad in a town called Asella, a place renowned for its long distance runners. Last ... Read More »

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards programme

Young people today are growing up in a highly competitive environment and, when applying for jobs, it’s rare that a candidate is chosen just on the basis of their academic results. Employers are looking for more, to understand what candidates are like as people; do they work well as a team, show initiative and commit to a project?  The Duke ... Read More »

Cash incentives

Managing cash is a life skill you can’t do without – get the know-how now and you’ll be financially literate for life. Whether you’re off to college or starting your first job, managing your own money might be something you haven’t given much thought to – you probably haven’t had that much money to manage up until now! But knowing ... Read More »

Time out

Rachel Escott tells us why taking a gap year out worked for her. BY RACHEL ESCOTT    DESIGN BY SIMON HAYES I took my year out after graduating from university; working for nine months and then travelling through Southeast Asia. With 16 years of education under my belt, I decided that I wanted to see more of the world before settling ... Read More »

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