Job profile – Become a Personal Assistant

Entry level: 4 Qualifications and courses There are no specific qualifications required but employers do want you to have a good standard of general education, including GCSE/National 5 passes in English and Maths. A business-related BTEC or HND could help you find a position with greater responsibilities. You may find it useful to have an NVQ… Read more »


Finding your first job

Finding that first job can be tough. In a vicious circle of no experience, no job, no experience, where should you start? Something to talk about So, what have you done with your life so far? Perhaps you’re a busy achiever with activities each and every day. Or maybe you’re a quiet homebody who likes… Read more »


Job profile – Become an Architect

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Entry level: 6 Qualifications and courses Professional architects must be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB). The main route to qualification is through a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)/ARB-recognised degree. Minimum entry requirements are 3 A levels/H grades which should be drawn from academic fields of study. In addition you must have passed… Read more »


Job profile – Become a Midwife

Careers 2019

Entry level: 6 Qualifications and courses All midwives must hold a degree in midwifery that has been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Entry requirements for degree courses depend upon the individual university but you will usually need 2 A levels/3 H grades, ideally including a science-based subject, and 5 GCSEs/National 5s (C… Read more »



Sample mock interview questions for the Medical School student

Interview technique can be improved with practice. You can use the below as a source of mock interview questions for your Medical School interview. Your interviewer should ask supplementary questions as appropriate. Interview questions generally fall into the following categories. Background and motivation for medicine: Can you tell us about any particular life experiences that… Read more »


Job profile – Become a Carpenter/Joiner

Job profile

Qualifications and courses Although there are no formal entry requirements, GCSEs/National 5s in Maths, English and technology will be helpful for calculations, measurements and theory. Most employers will require some on-site experience so you may choose to shadow a professional or begin your career as a labourer. Your employer may then offer you training in… Read more »



Preparation for STEM Careers – Attending Events

If you’re interested at some level in a STEM career but not sure how to get things moving, you could think about attending some events. There are plenty of careers events for STEM, some national, some regional and some local. Many of these are ‘regulars’, occurring annually (sometimes more often) at venues such as universities,… Read more »