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Jobs & Careers magazine | March 25, 2017

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Working in animal care: the purrfect career?

June 13, 2013 |

Do furry kittens and puppy-eyed dogs melt your heart? Working with animals could see you ditching the office to spend your days out in the open, tending to animals of all shapes and sizes. Fancy swapping the desk for a … 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 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

What support will I get as a social worker?

December 19, 2012 |

As the Christmas break nears, many newly qualified social workers will get their first holiday since they started jobs after graduating, and be adjusting to the demands of a new and exciting career. Others may well be just starting to … 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

QotW: Where do I find work experience and what should I look for?

September 4, 2012 |

Completing work experience is often easier said than done. First, of course, you need to locate a placement – and it is finding work experience that can prove the real challenge. As ever, our resident Jobs & Careers experts are … Read More

The rise of the working gap year

August 31, 2012 |

As the cost of going to university has risen yet again – with the majority of tuition fees now set at £9,000 – are college and sixth form students still perceiving university as a priority for their careers?

Figures show … Read More

10 ways to work from home

August 27, 2012 |

Whilst the internet is oftentimes plagued with ways to “earn £1,000 in one day!”, there are some genuine work-from-home opportunities that could help you earn whilst you search for a more permanent position, or could even lead to an entrepreneurial … Read More