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Involving volunteers in your careers provision

One would have to be comatose to miss the Government’s very vocal call urging schools to involve volunteers in providing careers information to our young people. So vocal in fact that they have backed up their idea with £20m to run the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) for 2 years. The CEC role is to… Read more »



How to succeed in the Oxford and Cambridge written tests

Over the past few years, more and more students are achieving As and A*s at A level. As it has become harder to identify academically outstanding students through their A level results, both Oxford and Cambridge now rely on additional testing systems when selecting candidates for interview. From 2017 entry, all Cambridge colleges will be introducing common format written assessments,… Read more »


What skills should your art portfolio demonstrate?

With the 24 March UCAS deadline for some art and design courses fast approaching, we take a look at the skills that your portfolio should demonstrate. For most students making the move into further or higher education, the offer of a place is normally made on the basis of past academic performance, personal statements and references, predicted… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Computer games tester

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Computer games tester. Computer games tester Qualifications and courses There are no formal entry requirements for a career in computer games testing. Knowledge of, and keen passion for, computer… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Virologist

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Virologist. Virologist Qualifications and courses You will need a degree in a science subject in order to become a toxicologist. Relevant degree subjects include pharmacology or biochemistry and you… Read more »


National Careers Week: Higher Education Lecturer

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Higher Education Lecturer. Higher Education Lecturer Qualifications and courses Entry is with a 2.1 or higher bachelor’s degree, typically relating to the subject or research interest you wish to… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Nanny

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Today’s new role from the 12th edition is Nanny. Nanny Qualifications and courses There are no essential academic requirements for becoming a nanny but qualifications in childcare are likely to be useful. These include BTEC Certificates and… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a Social Media Manager

In honour of National Careers Week 2016, we’re profiling some of the new job profiles from Careers 2016. Kicking off the list of new roles for the 12th edition is Social Media Manager. Social Media Manager Qualifications and courses There are a number of routes into this profession. Whilst some employers may like you to… Read more »


The value of ELT qualifications

Considering teaching English abroad? Here’s a look at the benefits of getting an ELT qualification first. Training in teaching English as a foreign language is not absolutely essential for successful job-hunting; but it makes the task easier by an order of magnitude. Anyone with the Cambridge Certificate (CELTA) or the Trinity Certificate in TESOL is in a much… Read more »