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 »


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 »



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 »


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 »



5 strategies to aid reflective practice

Siobhan Neary and  Claire Johnson A key focus for professional practice is the importance of reflection and being a reflective practitioner.  Reflective practice is one of the core competences you are expected to address in initial qualifications for all helping, career and teaching professions and for the career development sector the NOS: CD requires you… Read more »


Writing your personal statement when applying for Business and Economics

You’ve decided that Business & Economics is the course for you, you have managed to whittle down your choices to your top five and are in the process of writing your UCAS application. Probably the most important part of your application is your personal statement. You are introducing yourself to the people that may be… Read more »