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  • Volunteering: 20 reasons why it’s good for you!

    Many people get a tremendous buzz out of volunteering. But did you know it can also improve your job prospects? For Volunteers' Week, we asked our National Careers Service advisers to explain why volunteering is good for your career progression and can help you...

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  • Volunteers’ Week: Angelo’s Mentoring Experience

    In celebration of Volunteers' Week 2019, we asked one of our Lucky Break volunteer mentors, Angelo Harrison, to tell us about his volunteering experience. Angelo started volunteering on our Careers and Enterprise Company funded project ‘Captain of My Ship’ in January...

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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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  • Leading from the top: Why our workforce works by Katharine Horler, CEO

    At a recent meeting to gather staff views a member of staff asked the question “Why we don’t promote that not only do we have a female CEO and an all-female senior leadership team but also most of our employees are female which is not typical of most organisations?” ...

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  • International Women’s Day 2019, 8th March

    Friday 8th March is International Women's Day (IWD) 2019 and this year's theme is #Balanceforbetter, celebrating a gender-balanced world and is a year long campaign.  The first International Women's Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today,...

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  • Why we are volunteer mentors

    Our volunteer mentors use their experience of life and work to support young people and adults through a variety of mentoring programmes across the Thames Valley. For this year's National Mentoring Day we've asked two of our Lucky Break mentors to tell us how they...

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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.

    The key to getting through this stressful time is to be prepared for any eventuality, so...

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  • Top tips for surviving A Level Results Day

    It’s an anxious wait for teenagers and their parents/carers as the moment of truth draws closer - 16th August, A Level Results Day. Hopefully the day will bring relief and celebration, but what if the results aren't as expected? Here our experienced careers advisers...

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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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