Retraining and Study

  • Study mentoring at university

    Going to University can feel like a big jump to lots of young people; new life skills are needed for independent living such as budgeting and keeping on top of bill paying. The change is also reflected in the academic expectations in that university students are expected to take much more responsibility for getting their

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    vocational education

    Apprenticeships

    Think apprentice; do you see the stern faced Alan Sugar, sitting at a desk, lecturing the fame hungry contestants before he tells them “you’re fired!”? Hmmm me too, but we have begun to hear a lot more about apprenticeships lately, it’s become a bit of a buzz word. Apprenticeships aren’t a new concept though, many

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    Getting fired

    Do you dread going to work in the mornings? Are you worried that you may lose your job in the near future? If so, these points may help you to make the most of your situation. Test the water If you have concerns about getting fired a good step forward may be to ask some

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    Becoming a social worker

    Social Workers are the unsung heroes of our communities. If you are wondering if the role could be suitable for you, then have a read through our quick guide to the job below: What Does a Social Worker Do? Social Workers fulfil a wide variety of functions, but these fall broadly into two fundamental areas:

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    Ten job hunting tips

    In today’s market, job-hunting can feel like banging your head off a brick wall. It can be easy to become dejected and lose motivation but it’s important not to give up. Whether you’re looking for your first job or taking the next step along your chosen career path, here are ten job hunting tips to

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    Making a career change later on in life

    As we approach middle age we often start thinking about how life has turned out compared to what our dreams and ambitions were when we were younger. Making a career change later on in life is a brave decision to make but also very liberating. Sometimes life’s twists and turns mean things turn out even

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