National Careers Week: Become a Cyber Security Expert

In honour of National Careers Week 2019, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2019. Last in the list of roles is Cyber Security Expert, download a PDF of this job profile here: Cyber Security Expert profile   Qualifications and courses It is possible for school leavers to enter this profession through an entry-level… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a PE Teacher

In honour of National Careers Week 2019, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2019. Next in the list of roles is PE Teacher, download a PDF of this job profile here: PE Teacher job profile:   Qualifications and courses Most people enter this profession by undertaking Initial Teacher Education or Training (ITET)… Read more »


National Careers Week: Become a YouTuber

In honour of National Careers Week 2019, we’re profiling some of the latest jobs from Careers 2019. Kicking off is YouTuber, download a PDF of this job profile here: YouTuber job profile   Qualifications and courses There are no formal entry requirements required to become a YouTuber. In order to make your channel stand out… 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 »



The importance of time management skills

When I worked on What Employers Want, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) provided a fund of useful information. The thirty commissioners who lead this social partnership include business leaders
 and heads of further and higher education institutions from across the UK. ‘The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) works with industry and… Read more »