Volunteering to gain work experience

Getting off benefits and back to work

Getting off benefits and back to work

You can barely switch on the TV or read a newspaper of late without being confronted with some form of debate on the subject of Benefits system in the UK. Getting off benefits for many people is not as easy as it sounds, and the diversity of individual circumstances make this a hideously complicated and

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Looking for a job if you are disabled

Looking for a job if you are disabled

Not many people are lucky enough to have their dream job offered to them on a plate. It generally takes some amount of effort to find an occupation that you love. Looking for a job if you are disabled can be even more of a challenge. Whether you’re unemployed or already in work and looking

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be happy at work

Be less miserable at work

Let’s face it, if most of us had the good fortune of a lottery win we would not be battling our way to work with the rest of the rat race. I know my Monday morning glum face would not grace an office building at eight o’clock on a morning again – I would “pursue

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Becoming a magistrate

If you’re looking to give something back to the community or you have a strong interest in the justice system you may wish to consider becoming one of England and Wales’ 28,000 magistrates, or a Justices of the Peace (JP) as they are also known. What is a magistrate? Magistrates are volunteers who sit in

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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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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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