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Is medicine the course for you?

Only around 40% of applicants for medicine are successful in gaining places. Does this mean that the remaining 60% were unsuitable? The answer, of course, is no. Many of those who are rejected are extremely strong candidates, with high grades at GCSE and AS under their belts and the personalities and qualities that would make them into excellent doctors. There… Read more »


What do employers really want?

When I was first writing this book, I asked employers what they wanted from young recruits to their organisations. What made them select one applicant over another?  I wanted a fresh perspective so I focused on small- to medium-size companies rather than large organisations, many of which have comprehensive recruitment schemes for young people. I… 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 »