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Moving On caught up with The Skills Show’s Volunteer manager Miriam Farley to find out how volunteering can change people’s lives. For many students, finding a job is difficult without any previous experience – but how do you gain experience without getting a job? The solution could be volunteering, and if you’re interested in going into event management, construction, personnel ... Read More »

Part exchange

How a grilling from the bosses of a leading car components firm helped put teenage businessmen on the road to success. Ever imagined how it would feel to expose your business idea to a fierce panel of business tycoons, much like on the popular BBC series Dragons’ Den? Teenage entrepreneurs Ben Middleton and Jordan Young found out first hand as ... Read More »

Interview techniques

Competency Questions

Going for an interview can be a scary prospect. Mike Carter looks at some techniques for how to handle yourself in those tricky situations. BY MIKE CARTER The biggest worry in any interview is being asked a question that makes you panic. Your mind goes blank and you end up waffling about something that might not be appropriate. As you continue to ... Read More »

Welcome to Tomorrow’s World

When it comes to giving young people the drive to succeed, the Tomorrow’s People charity is making a big difference today. BY SAM WORTH Unemployment in the UK hit a 17-year high in 2011 and one in five young people are still currently jobless in 2012. Tomorrow’s People, founded in 1984, is a charity trying to break the cycle of ... Read More »

Ticket to Ride

Have you ever fancied going to a music festival but you’re strapped for cash? BY ALEX WHITE Sign up to steward with Oxfam, and you will get much more than just access to some of the UK’s best festivals. By giving your time to volunteer as a steward you will gain skills, meet incredible like-minded people, and help to raise ... Read More »

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