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What are all these skills I keep hearing about?

If you’re looking for a part-time job, work experience or an apprenticeship, you’ll be aware of the need to demonstrate your skills. But what are they? Do you know which ones you’ve got and the difference between hard, soft and employability skills? What are transferable skills and what do you do with them? Take a look at our simple overview to help give you a steer [...]

January 19th, 2017|Categories: > Apprenticeships, Transferable Skills|

Apprenticeships: 5 reasons to choose one and how to impress at interview

Kirsten works as a business apprentice. We asked her why she would recommend becoming an apprentice and what tips she’d have for apprenticeship interviews. Here’s what she told us: (1) If you don’t want just Uni In my experience, it feels like Colleges and Sixth Forms tend to push students to go to university if they are going to make the grades. However, there are other [...]

January 11th, 2017|Categories: > Apprenticeships, Tips from an Apprentice|

Keep your options open

Keep your options open! If you're in year 11 and ready for work next year, you will know that apprenticeships offer an opportunity to earn and still learn!  But for those in year 13, did you know that you can apply to Uni and for apprenticeships at the same time, then choose between them later? Consider your own personal motivations and take time to talk to [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: > Apprenticeships, Uni versus Apprenticeships|
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