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 »



Switched On? – How to create and maintain an online presence to boost your employability!

By Chris Webb, Careers Leader at The Ruth Gorse Academy, Leeds and CEIAG Lead Professional with the Leeds City Council Leading Learning Partnership Much like shopping, watching TV and communicating with your friends, looking for work is an activity that has been moving more and more into the online world in recent years. Although many individuals… 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 »


National Employability Day – free guide for university careers support services

By Tristram Hooley and Korin Grant Download this free supplementary guide to support using the Graduate Career Handbook within career support and employability programmes. We know that many students don’t worry about their careers until it is too late. We also know that most universities recognise this and have developed a range of career and… Read more »


National Employability Day – Useful skills and personal qualities for STEM careers

Remember two things: everyone has some personal strengths especially suited to certain jobs or fields of work, and no recruiter can reasonably expect any newcomer to already have the skills they’ll need.  In any real person, skills and personal qualities will have grown together over the years, making it hard to draw a clear line… Read more »



Work experience Thank you letter

When you have completed your work experience placement, it will be useful to reflect on the experience and an important part of that is writing a thank you letter (or email).  This will help you to think about the positive things you got out of the experience. You will have thanked your employer on the… Read more »


Making links with employers

The benefits of employer encounters have been clear for some time, yet this is one of the Gatsby benchmarks that schools tend to struggle with. According to State of the Nation 2017, only ‘37% of schools report that the overwhelming majority or all of their students have at least one meaningful encounter every year that… Read more »


Let’s show more respect for non-academic training and education

Some things in life are inevitable: swallows migrating; dodgy bank holiday weather; toast falling butter-side down. Also inevitable is the release of the A-level and GCSE results being followed by a swarm of media pundits arguing about educational standards, and schools boasting about the number of their students who have gained university places. In 2001,… Read more »