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  • Apprenticeships? Not just for 18–24 year olds!

    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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  • This month sees our regional career spotlight focusing on the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

    Spotlight on Aylesbury

    Our latest regional career spotlight focuses on the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

    Aylesbury is located just north of the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the agricultural area known as the Vale of Aylesbury. It is commutable...

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  • Volunteer your way out of unemployment

    Many people get a tremendous buzz out of volunteering. But did you know it can also improve your career prospects? National Careers Service adviser Shona Horan, who specialises in helping people back to work, demonstrates how volunteering can provide a valuable...

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  • Spotlight on Maidenhead

    This month sees the first of our regional career spotlights, focusing on towns within the Thames Valley region where our National Careers Advisers are working to support people into jobs and apprenticeships. In the spotlight this month is Maidenhead in Berkshire.

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  • 6 secrets to successful revision

    Revision. The word alone can send a chill through the keenest of students. But if you've kept good notes throughout your course and completed all your assignments, you've done well in preparing yourself. Revision is, if you like, the final hurdle before the...

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