University’s not for me. How can I become an engineer?

Great earning potential, undeniable job prospects and a well-publicised current demand for engineers and technicians to fill the skills-gap: it’s no wonder more and more people are beginning to consider engineering careers. Here we’ll be exploring four of the non-traditional routes into engineering – apprenticeships, school and college-leaver programmes, sponsored degrees and engineering gateways. Apprenticeships Continue reading..

How to choose… creative courses, apprenticeships and trainee schemes

If you are starting to think about going to university, choosing the right course can seem like a daunting task. There are lots of things to consider, such as course content, tutors, location and cost. Unistats can provide a helpful hand when comparing courses, showing where students go on to after graduating, times in lectures Continue reading..

Give your business a recruitment boost with Working Links

Working Links is a leading provider of services that support people who need help to play their part in society. We’re in the business of changing people’s lives for the better. Since 2000, we’ve supported over 250,000 people into sustainable employment. We all know that people with the most to prove are often the ones Continue reading..

NUS – National Union of Students

NUS (National Union of Students) is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students’ unions. We are a confederation of 600 students’ unions, amounting to more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through our member students’ unions, Continue reading..

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service makes it easy for everyone to find accurate information on learning and work, with professional advice to help you make the right choices. It’s free of charge and available online, via webchat and over the phone. Making the right choices about your career and your plans for learning has never been Continue reading..

Rapid CV Writing

Rapid CV Writing/Career Forward is a career advice and professional CV writing service for London and UK senior professionals, graduates and new professionals. With a team of professional qualified associates Rapid CV Writing/Career Forward offers one-to-one coaching (personally or online via skype) on job search strategies, use of internet and social media sources for job Continue reading..

National Apprenticeship Service

The NAS supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England. We are responsible for increasing the number of Apprenticeship opportunities and providing a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners. This includes simplifying the process of recruiting an apprentice through Apprenticeship vacancies, an online system where employers can advertise their Apprenticeship job Continue reading..



With over 70 training centres in the UK, Rathbone last year supported 20,000 young people to make progress through learning. Each of these young people faced some of the greatest social and economic challenges affecting young people in the UK today – including learning difficulties, bullying and chaotic family lives. Rathbone runs a raft of Continue reading..


Lifetime Training

Lifetime is the number one training provider in the UK, we train over 15,000 individuals every year. You can start training at any time, at a pace which suits you and flexible programmes can be tailored to meet your career aspirations. We offer a mix of distance learning and short practical workshops with weekday and Continue reading..

Richard Shakespeare

Richard Shakespeare

Richard Shakespeare is a Business Management & Marketing graduate with a real passion for commerce and the business world. Richard runs two businesses based in the East Midlands. Business Brain Training which provides practical guidance to new start-ups on how to plan, market and operate your new business and of course Richard Shakespeare Disability Consultant Continue reading..