You always remember a good teacher… Here, three teachers explain why they enjoy their chosen profession so much! Darren Patten, 52, is the Learning Manager for Maritime Studies at City College Southampton “I came into teaching from industry five years ago. I’d been a boat builder for 30 years, starting as an apprentice then moving Continue reading..
Further education colleges can offer qualifications up to degree level, meaning you don’t have to move from home to study! Improving your skills and qualifications can be an expensive and disruptive process if you opt for a university degree. If you’re already working and/or have a family or dependents, moving to be near a university Continue reading..
The UK’s shops – whether located on a busy high street, a boutique arcade or online – offer a plethora of choices for job seekers! The British economy may be experiencing uncertain times, but if there’s one thing British people like to do, it’s shop. Retail is the UK’s largest private sector employer and generates Continue reading..
There’s more to working in retail than standing behind a till. Here are some exciting options in this thriving sector! Working in retail is a service role, but there are a lot more people behind the scenes than you may realise. As well as serving shoppers directly, many more talents are needed to run a Continue reading..
Are you interested in communication? Creative with words or pictures, or both? consider a career in the media! We live in an era of instant news, digital marketing and online influencers. From print journalism and social media to news broadcasting and multimedia PR, it’s now possible to reach an audience through many different channels. If Continue reading..
If you’re good with figures, a career in the financial sector could be for you! The finance industry is a key driver of the UK economy and a major employer. It’s estimated the industry accounts for 12% of the UK’s economic output and employs 2.2 million people. But while London has a reputation as the Continue reading..
Working for a charity can provide great job satisfaction and better renumeration than you’d think! In a world where success is often measured by salary, working for a charity can give you a different viewpoint. Not only are charity jobs as well rewarded as any other, you also get the chance to make a difference Continue reading..
With more than 150 roles to choose from, there’s something for everyone in the construction industry! There’s more to construction than hard hats, boots and high-vis jackets. With more than two million people in various construction jobs, the industry is one of the biggest and most diverse in the UK. And with a drive to Continue reading..
Working in housing is all about helping people to have a decent living environment! Making sure people have a place to come home to is what makes a career in housing so rewarding. The housing industry offers a career that allows you to make a real difference to people’s lives on a practical and tangible Continue reading..
There’s a current shortage of plumbers, electricians and carpenters, so becoming a skilled tradesperson could be a wise move! If you’ve ever had difficulty finding a reliable person to carry out work on your home, you’ll be aware of the current skills shortage among trades in the UK. The lack of electricians, carpenters, plasterers and Continue reading..