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Writing your personal statement when applying for Business and Economics

You’ve decided that Business & Economics is the course for you, you have managed to whittle down your choices to your top five and are in the process of writing your UCAS application. Probably the most important part of your application is your personal statement. You are introducing yourself to the people that may be… Read more »



National Careers Week: Become an Interpreter

In honour of National Careers Week 2017, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2017. Next in the list of roles is Interpreter – download a PDF of this job profile here: Interpreter job profile Qualifications and courses Fluency in English and at least one foreign language is a prerequisite for those looking to work… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become an Energy Engineer

In honour of National Careers Week 2017, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2017. Next in the list of roles is Energy Engineer – download a PDF of this job profile here: Energy Engineer job profile Qualifications and courses This career is open to graduates of a relevant accredited engineering degree, such as environmental,… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become an Animal Physiotherapist

In honour of National Careers Week 2017, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2017. Next in the list of roles is Animal Physiotherapist – download a PDF of this job profile here: Animal Physiotherapist job profile Qualifications and courses There are several ways to qualify as an animal physiotherapist. The most typical is for… Read more »



National Careers Week: Become an Animator

In honour of National Careers Week 2017, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2017. Next on the list of roles is Animator – download a PDF of this job profile here: Animator job profile Qualifications and courses Entry requirements vary, however you will usually need an HND, Foundation degree or degree in animation, art… Read more »


Saving the crop – why England needs National Careers Week

Guest blogger Janet Colledge explains the need for cross pollination: For those of us in the sphere of careers education and advice, it’s been a very rough ride into the 21st century. In the past 16 years, we’ve moved from local authorities having careers service departments via Connexions to the school-driven ‘patchy service’ that the… Read more »


Putting the final polish on your personal statement

A great personal statement is a work of art, not a hastily written paragraph or two. It takes time to research, plan, draft and then re-draft. Do not be afraid to re-draft many times. You can enter between 1,000 and 4,000 characters or a maximum of 47 lines of text (including spaces and blank lines)… Read more »


What should work experience in schools look like in 2017?

Experience of work in schools has changed: five years ago it was all about a fixed week of work experience; today, it’s all about multiple encounters with employers. However schools decide to approach the issue, work-related experiences are essential for students’ self-awareness and understanding of the world of work. Working out what you do (or… Read more »