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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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  • 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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  • 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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