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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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