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Aug22

Life after GCSE

Life after GCSE

It’s almost September and you’ve just received your GCSE results, you’ve been told by the careers adviser that the next step to success is sixth form but is this the best option for you? What if your results don’t allow you to continue with sixth form? Are A-levels the only recognised qualifications by universities and employers? The answer is simply no because there are multiple ways to jumpstart your career or to get you achieving your secular goals.

Aug20

Don’t let your unspent apprenticeship funds go to waste

Don’t let your unspent apprenticeship funds go to waste

“Just 8 per cent of apprenticeship levy funds have been spent in the 10 months since the scheme’s launch, with £1.28bn of £1.39bn paid in by businesses “sitting unused” in accounts” according to an analysis conducted by the Open University in 2018.

But now, if you are a levy paying employer, any of your unspent apprenticeship funds can be transferred to other employers. This brilliant initiative prevents any funds that you haven’t used, expiring (they expire after two years).

Aug13

Results Day anxiety help list

Results Day anxiety help list

GCSE results day is approaching at lightning speed.

 It could be a day that you are looking forward to, eager to know which 6th form you’ll be going to, or excited for the celebrations with your family and friends. However, this can also be a time of extreme nerves and anxiety.

Aug13

Apprenticeship over University

Apprenticeship over University

Two years ago, I had results day stress along with the stress of an uncertain future. Earlier in the year, I had to decide whether to apply to either an apprenticeship, University or both. I had been faced with Family, teachers and career advisers pushing University due to my grades been potentially wasted if I didn’t pursue a higher education path.

Aug08

Inspirational People

Eminem

Inspirational People

He dropped out of school at age 14, after failing year nine 3 times due to boredom, the only subject he passed was English. 
Marshal Mathers - Eminem- found words powerful and fascinating.

 

Aug08

Paul's Story

Opportunity Suffolk

Paul's Story

Ill health, anxiety issues and low confidence meant that for several years Paul was out of work.  

Aug06

Misconceptions surrounding Apprenticeships

Misconceptions surrounding Apprenticeships

 

‘Apprenticeships are just for people that don’t have the qualifications to go to University’ – A common misconception which is generally shared when someone chooses to take the Apprenticeship route. But is this true?

Aug01

4 Ways to Boost Staff Morale

4 Ways to Boost Staff Morale

Low staff morale in the workplace doesn’t make for a happy, supportive or generally productive team working environment. In-fact you may find the workforce to be overly-competitive or lazy and with a high staff-turnover instead, which reduces the company’s productivity, creates more work for the HR department and potentially lower revenues.

Jul31

Bailey's Story

Early Years Alliance

Bailey's Story

Bailey first met Mandy Beetlestone, an Advisor at the Early Years Alliance, though the job centre on recommendation to help him get into employment.

The initial meeting was tough for Bailey as he found it difficult to leave his house, yet he managed to meet Mandy at his local coffee shop. 

Jul26

Getting ready for interview

Getting ready for interview

Getting a job doesn’t always come easily. You can spend several months applying for different roles, yet sometimes getting an interview is the easy part.

But what about actually getting to the appointment, or having something suitable to wear?

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