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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Work Fit – the healthy way to get back into work

    Adviza’s award-winning fitness-based programme for lone parents has been running in Reading since 2013. This autumn Work Fit has been rolled out to more areas including Bracknell where the first course ran this October.  Here, one of the recent participants...

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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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