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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Making a difference: Lucky Break mentoring

    Our Lucky Break volunteer mentors support young people with a whole range of issues. They offer a young person someone to talk to who is not judging them, but listening and allowing them to speak freely. But often just as valuable are the small things - help with...

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  • Why I choose eCLIPS for my students

    In a recent report, the sub-committee for Education, Skills and the Economy raised concerns about the number of careers information websites available, the difficulty in navigating them and how young people and their parents could know which sites to trust. Here...

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  • Whether you've finished your exams or want a career break, we look at what to consider if you're planning the ultimate gap year adventure...

    Should I take a gap year?

    Taking a ‘gap year’ can happen at any time and for any length of time. You might be a student who has just finished exams, or maybe a professional wanting a career break. As an example, my brother, 34, has worked for over 12 years and has decided to take a year out...

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  • What are transferable skills?

    We hear a lot about skills these days - life skills, employability skills, skills gap. Another term you may have heard is 'transferable skills' in connection with getting into work or changing career. But what actually are they? And how do you identify yours? Adviser...

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