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The difference between internships and placements

The graduate job market is super competitive. According to the Institute of Student Employers, there was an average of 41 applications for graduate roles last year. Getting work experience at university is so, so important – and it will significantly increase a students’ chances of securing a grad job. There are three main types of Continue reading..

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How to get a tuition-free degree

Can’t decide between going to university or getting straight into the workplace? With more and more fresh-faced university leavers vying for graduate roles, degree apprenticeships are a brilliant way of getting ahead of the competition. What is a degree apprenticeship? In a nutshell, a degree apprenticeship combines professional work experience with studying towards a Bachelor’s Continue reading..

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Industry into Education – Recruitment Event

Are you thinking of a career change? On Thursday 28th February 2019 we are hosting an “Industry into Education” evening at our South West Skills Campus, as we are seeking staff with commercial and industrial backgrounds to start a career in education. If you have already been thinking about starting a career in education, or Continue reading..

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Life as a Trainee Merchandiser at Next…

Name Ben Sinclair Role Trainee Merchandiser – Men’s Formal University University of Leicester Course Economics I wanted to be able to use my analytical and business knowledge to challenge myself in a very hands-on situation. Merchandising at Next allows you to get very involved in the product you are working Next offers training and support Continue reading..

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The importance of an organisations mission & values in helping to create an inclusive workplace

The importance of an organisations mission and values in helping to create an inclusive workplace An organisations mission and values are an extremely important part of their business. They define the organisation; without them they would quickly lose direction. They provide competitive advantage, values help educate clients and customers on an organisation’s unique selling point. Continue reading..

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Seven signs that it’s time to find a new job

Seven signs that it’s time to find a new job Career satisfaction is important to everyone. Let’s face it, we spend the majority of our lives working, so why not do that in a place where you feel like you are learning, growing and ultimately going places? The truth is, it’s too easy to become Continue reading..

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Aviation skills: Do you have what it takes?

For any job, you will be required to have a relevant skill set, and the world of aviation is no exception. In fact, lacking some of these skills could be the difference between a life and death situation. In the modern world of recruitment, professional skill sets are just as important as any qualifications or Continue reading..

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How to Make Yourself More Employable

How to Make Yourself More Employable By Carbon60 When you focus on improving yourself, you’ll be ready to jump on any opportunity that comes your way. Becoming a more employable prospect brings a lot of benefits, and increases your sense of self-worth. You never know when you may need to find a new job or Continue reading..

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Happiness in the workplace

For many years, it was believed that a job was a function performed solely for the purpose of making a living, and personal happiness was entirely dependent on social life. However, findings from a study conducted by the University Of Warwick show that when happiness is encouraged in the workplace, productivity levels can increase by Continue reading..

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Telephone interview tips

So, you’ve got a telephone interview? Great! Your application has clearly made a good first impression and the employers would like to know more about you. Now you have to opportunity to build on your early success and seal the deal. We’ve put together 10 simple tips to help you make the best impression and maximise Continue reading..