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Jobs & Careers magazine | January 17, 2018

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Vocational Education

INTERVIEW: Premier Training International CEO Debra Stuart

September 11, 2013 |

Premier Training International, part of the Premier Global Group, is a leading health and fitness industry Training Provider.

Premier has built a first class reputation in delivering quality vocational education since 1992 and has some of the strongest sports scientists … Read More

Apprenticeships: from the Middle Ages to modern-day

June 18, 2013 |

The first apprenticeships began in the late Middle Ages, where a master craftsman would employ young people in exchange for food, lodging and formal training, and this vocational system of learning – albeit modernised – remains in a similar guise … Read More

Plenty of diversity for the budding apprentice

March 14, 2013 |

First-year A-level students are about to research which university is the one for them.

But with apprenticeships in everything from floristry to fundraising and construction to costume and make-up available, should they really plump for academia? Or would vocational courses … Read More

Aim higher with an apprenticeship

March 13, 2013 |

An apprenticeship is a great way to earn while you learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future.

And in addition to over 100,000 employers offering quality apprenticeships in more than 200,000 locations, apprentices can … Read More

Are you facing a skills mismatch?

January 18, 2013 |

It will come as no surprise that there is currently an epidemic waging. Graduates – and school-leavers alike – are being faced with a “skills mismatch”, whereby their qualifications on paper, and the abilities they leave education wielding, are not … Read More

Apprentices: you’re hired!

December 17, 2012 |

Apprenticeships are back on the agenda again. Following a recent study into the future of apprenticeships by the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) committee, there have been calls for greater investment in the schemes and a reform that would make … Read More

Top 10 alternatives to university

November 15, 2012 |

The value of a degree is changing – in the eyes of the public, at least. In fact, Uni’s not for me undertook some research recently and found that only 9% of people strongly agreed that any degree is better … Read More

(It’s not) the end of the world as you know it

September 6, 2012 |

What do Lord Sugar, John D Rockefeller and Ozzy Osbourne all have in common?

They never made it to college.

Along with Simon Cowell and Henry Ford, they either didn’t go the distance at high school or decided to leave education … Read More

Are apprenticeships the new degree courses?

July 6, 2012 |

Are apprenticeships the new degree course? No, I wouldn’t say they are. However they are another really positive way for a young person to get into a professional business with career prospects and that must be a good thing. The … Read More

University or apprenticeship?

May 22, 2012 |

This is a question that more students and parents have been asking recently – and one that more teachers and careers advisers should be asking of their students.

I am in the lucky position of working for the CII, a … Read More