Retraining and Study

  • How Does Free Childcare Work

    Can I apply for a childcare grant

    Being a student in full-time higher education can be exhilarating, tiring, enlightening … and any other adjectives your personal experience cares to throw into the mix. But when you have children the demands of studying become similar to that of a full-time job. You will need childcare if you are going to succeed. For anyone

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    Age discrimination when looking for a job

    Age discrimination when looking for a job

    There may be laws against age discrimination when hiring employees, but the practice is still rife in many quarters. Older job hunters regularly report a sense of unfairness, nothing they can put their finger on, but it’s there. Of course, employers know better than to be obvious about it ‘you’re HOW old!’. Job seekers often

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    Thinking of becoming a professional childminder

    Thinking of becoming a professional childminder

    Being a childminder comes with plenty of rewards. As well as having the privilege of spending time with little characters, you can work from home and usually fit it around other commitments, such as your own need for childcare. However, as you’ll no doubt be aware, becoming a professional childminder isn’t as simple as just

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    Coping with mental illness at university

    Coping with mental illness at university

    Leaving home and going to university is a big enough transition in and of itself, but if you throw in the experience of having some form of mental distress on top of it, it can become an overwhelmingly challenging time for a young person. Thankfully universities are much more aware and equipped to sensitively and

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    Single parents returning to work

    Single Parents Returning To Work

    Single parents are consummate jugglers. They have to be. Adding work into the mix brings another dimension to the delicate balancing act, that is single parent life. A whole new set of challenges. Whatever your motivations for returning to work, it’s important to take things one step at a time, give you, and your children

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    Job interview do's and don'ts

    Job interview do’s and don’ts

    Making a good impression at a job interview is vital if you are to have any chance of securing the role. Deep down, we all know what we’re supposed to do and which behaviours to avoid. But interviews are stressful and it’s easy to forget the basics when you’re under pressure. Here are some helpful

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