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What’s in a name?

Don’t know your NVQs from your CSEs or wondering what the NQF and QCF are? Don’t worry, this simple guide to vocational qualifications will help you bust through the jargon. BY SAM WORTH When people talk about qualifications, they are likely to be familiar with the likes of GCSEs, A-levels and university degrees. But if you ask the same person ... Read More »

The recipe for success

Fancy yourself as the next Gordon Ramsay or Heston Blumenthal? Read on to find out some useful information that could help you along your way to an enjoyable and prosperous career in the catering and hospitality industry. BY CHRIS BIRD As with many industries, catering and hospitality is highly competitive; gaining the right education and knowing the right people can ... Read More »

Joining Forces

Becoming part of the Armed Forces not only opens up an array of career paths, but also opportunities to gain recognised qualifications. BY SAM PEGG In joining the UK’s Armed Forces, there are three main routes to go down: The Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Navy and the Army. All are different but a question common to all is: can ... Read More »

Apprenticeships – a clear choice

Apprenticeships are valued by employers all over the UK as they show candidates have job-specific skills. An apprenticeship is a real job with training. The world is changing fast and to get ahead these days you need the right skills, but you don’t need to sit in a classroom all day to get them. Apprenticeships are another option and give young ... Read More »

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