The Careers Leader Handbook launch

The Careers Leader Handbook launch

Last week saw the book launch event for The Careers Leader Handbook, the practical guide to creating an outstanding careers programme for your school or college. This new title is designed to support careers leaders in response to the new statutory guidance for every school to have a named Careers Leader from September 2018, and to… 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 »

The UCAS application: Meeting the deadline

There are three deadlines for applications to courses through UCAS. They are 18.00 hours (UK time) on each of these dates: 15 October, 15 January and 24 March. The deadline for application to most courses is 18.00 hours (UK time), 15 January. (Remember, however, that you will have to submit your application to your referee… Read more »

Primary careers why, who and how?

Primary careers

By Janet Colledge In November the CDI announced a new UKCDA award category, Primary School Careers Activity/Programme, sponsored by National Careers Week. Also, the Careers and Enterprise Company will be announcing their fund for development of primary school programmes and activities. This is in response to the provision of a £2m pot of money to… Read more »

Meeting Gatsby Benchmark 1 – catch up on the webinar

Meeting Gatsby Benchmark 1

Every school and college should have a careers programme that is coherent, which supports young people to move through their education and on to the next stage of their life and equips them to manage their future progression through learning and work.  This programme is not just a collection of activities but a progressive pathway… 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 »

Whose CPD is a careers leader responsible for?

By David Andrews and Tristram Hooley Careers leaders in most schools will probably have at most one or two colleagues who they line manage: the careers administrator and, where schools employ their own internal careers adviser, the careers adviser. The situation is different in schools that have developed a ‘distributed leadership’ approach, with a senior,… 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 »