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  • Spotlight on Newbury

    Our latest regional career spotlight focuses on the town of Newbury in West Berkshire.

    Newbury is a market town in West Berkshire with a population of over 38,000. Known as the crossroads of Southern England, Newbury has excellent transport links with direct...

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  • How my apprenticeship worked for me

    This year the theme for National Apprenticeship Week is 'Apprenticeships Work' so we asked our former apprentice Sam Cornish to tell us how his digital marketing apprenticeship with Adviza worked for him.

    Q: What did you enjoy about your apprenticeship and which...

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  • New Year New Career? Top tips for career changers

    The New Year is often a time of change: when we make resolutions to improve our lives and ourselves. For those considering a career change, our National Careers Service adviser Debbie Pym gives her top tips to consider before making the leap.

    A career change isn’t...

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  • Spotlight on Oxford

    Our latest career spotlight focuses on the city of Oxford, which is located in the north of our Thames Valley region.

    Oxford is a city that combines history and modern culture, attracting tourism worldwide. It is well known as the home of the University of Oxford,...

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  • Apprenticeships? Not just for school leavers!

    With the launch of the Government’s Apprenticeship Reforms in May, apprenticeships now offer great opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities. Here our National Careers Service Adviser Joanne Williams gives an overview of the recent changes and...

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  • The benefits of work experience

    If you're not sure whether to do work experience (especially if you've got to give up a week of your holiday to do it) then read this! Work experience is your opportunity to find out about the world of work from the inside. Here we list the benefits and some tips to...

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  • From disengaged student to star pupil: the power of mentoring

    Our Lucky Break Captain of My Ship mentoring programme is helping to change the lives of young people in the Thames Valley. Funded by The Careers & Enterprise Company who today launch their #UnexpectedMentor campaign, it supports 12-15 year olds in school to build...

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  • Why I’m a volunteer mentor

    For this year's National Mentoring Day and the launch of The Careers & Enterprise Company's #UnexpectedMentor campaign, guest contributor Tochi shares his experience of being a volunteer mentor. He volunteers at Brunel University through the National Mentoring...

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  • Stress busting tips for GCSE Results Day

    GCSE Results Day is almost here. It's an anxious time for teenagers waiting to hear how they've got on and their parents too. Here are our top tips to help reduce the stress.

    Before the Day:

    • Keep results day and the following days free
    • Make sure you know...
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  • How to survive A Level Results Day

    It’s that time of the year again: hectic, hysterical frenzy of an emotional whirlwind - 17th August, A Level Results Day. We've asked guest blogger Annie Thompston to share her tips to ensure you make it through this dreaded date in your calendar.

    Your brain is...

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