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Jobs & Careers magazine | July 20, 2017

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Volunteering / Work Experience

Hands-up for a decent placement

May 22, 2013 |

Work experience has taken a press battering, but for some young people it is the only vehicle available to find a full-time job.

These criticisms of work placements were crystallised in the recent case of Cait Reilly who successfully won … Read More

The Value of Volunteering

April 17, 2013 |

It may surprise you to hear that there are a vast number and selection of volunteering opportunities available, both in the UK and abroad, whatever your skills. Organisations and charities welcome volunteers of all ages, both in the UK and … Read More

Behind the scenes at Coronation Street

February 25, 2013 |

The first episode of Coronation Street was aired in 1960 and for all these years, millions of people across the UK and internationally have come to know and love many of the characters. Often they feel they know them personally … Read More

Students: how to volunteer

February 11, 2013 |

Food rations, tatty clothes, and a weakness for weekday drinking. You could be forgiven for thinking it’s students that need a helping hand whilst at university – but rather, uni students are well-equipped to volunteer and assist others in less-fortunate … Read More

How can you show off your soft skills?

February 5, 2013 |

Over the past few months there has been much talk on results vs soft skills (the personal qualities that make someone a good employee, such as being able to work in a team or communicate effectively). The proposed introduction of … Read More

How to crack the film industry

January 22, 2013 |

Inspired by the Golden Globes and the recent BAFTA nominations? The glitz and glamour of film awards like the BAFTAs inspires many people to start a career in film, and whilst it can be a very rewarding and exciting career, … Read More

How to secure legal work experience

January 14, 2013 | 1

The College of Law reveal the multiplicity of places law hopefuls can search for relevant work experience. And remember: it doesn’t all need to be in the legal space either, thinking outside the box can prove just as valuable.

Why … Read More

Classify yourself as tenacious and imaginative

January 7, 2013 |

Young Middlesbrough jobseeker Jack Hill recently hit the headlines when he advertised himself in the ‘For Sale’ column of his local newspaper, The Evening Gazette.

So desperate for work was Jack that he placed his plea to employers, “currently studying … Read More

Your university career plan

December 20, 2012 | 2

You’ve drafted, re-drafted, deleted and then rewritten your personal statement, Christmas is looming, and part of you still isn’t sure if you’re making the right choice. It’s university application time. And understandably, this is a big decision to make – … Read More

Can experience be more valuable than a degree?

October 19, 2012 |

Obviously this very much depends on the jobs that you plan to apply for. For some roles a degree is an essential part of the criteria. Examples of these are graduate traineeships and jobs which require a degree to satisfy … Read More