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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 »


Preparing for a university admissions interview

Brian Heap’s advice for students getting ready for their university interview: University interviews may be arranged simply to give you a chance to see the institution and the department and to meet the staff and students. Alternatively, interviews may be an important part of the selection procedure for specific courses such as Law, Medicine and… Read more »


What you need to know about UCAS applications and the points tariff

The UCAS application process can seem a daunting prospect, however, if you are organised and thorough then you should be able to navigate through it with ease. What is included in the UCAS application process? Applications to UK higher education courses are made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applications have to be completed… Read more »


Countdown to the Oxbridge application deadline

With the 15 October deadline for Oxbridge applications not far away, here’s a handy checklist of key dates to keep in mind: September Finalise your personal statement with your teachers. Visit the UCAS website and register. Fill in the UCAS form – UCAS applications may be submitted from mid-September, see the UCAS website for key dates…. Read more »