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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 our careers advisers give their top tips to help reduce the stress.

    The key to getting through this stressful time is to be prepared...

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  • Top tips for surviving A Level Results Day

    Thursday 15th August: A Level Results Day, when the anxious wait for teenagers and their parents/carers is finally over. Hopefully the day will bring relief and celebration, but what if the results aren't as expected? Our experienced careers advisers give their top...

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  • Seven top tips for 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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  • Apprenticeships? Not just for school leavers!

    Apprenticeships having undergone a transformation. They now offer great opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities. Here, our National Careers Service Adviser Joanne Williams gives an overview of the changes and a customer describes how an...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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