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Retail banks – putting the customer first!

Bristol is a leading financial services centre with many major international and national companies locating head office functions here.  We are particularly good at retail banking, and local employers advertise local apprenticeships at level 2, 3 and 4 at various times throughout the year. What is a retail bank? There are many different types of banks, including investment banks, merchant banks, and private banks - most [...]

June 11th, 2018|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Professional & Financial|

Rare apprenticeships in the rural sector!

Travel a bit further out of the Bristol and Bath region and you’ll find a whole host of opportunities in rural industries, from animal care to agriculture, but closer to home there’s less to choose from for our young people and yet we have a huge rural economy right here on the doorstep. That’s why it is so exciting to learn that Thatchers Cider in North [...]

April 30th, 2018|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Rural|

Choosing Law – a look at the different pathways and skills needed

If you are considering a career as a solicitor or barrister, a law degree is the perfect choice – and one that can also be very useful if you want to be a politician or a journalist. To help us understand the different roles and pathways to get there, we spoke to the experts at The University of Law (ULaw), one of the longest-established law schools [...]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Professional & Financial|

Childcare and early years education – a very rewarding career

If you are interested in working with children, there are plenty of apprenticeship vacancies advertised during the year offering level 2 and often level 3 placements at local nurseries. But what sort of people are they looking for and what should you take into consideration when applying? What can you expect to do in a childcare apprenticeship role? Teamwork - Most likely you can expect to [...]

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Childcare|

Opportunities in our BS1 postcode zone

If you are considering starting your career in the professional sector, there’s no need to relocate to the City of London: we have a brilliant Legal and Financial zone for the south-west located in Bristol with incredible opportunities and amazing apprenticeships at all levels.   For most of the corporates, this is their one office for the west of England and along with a range of adjacent [...]

March 16th, 2018|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Professional & Financial|

Curious About Chiropractic?

It’s a regulated primary healthcare profession. It requires a four-year Master’s Degree to qualify. There’s a practice in almost every town. Most people know someone who swears by theirs. But do you know exactly what a Chiropractor does, and whether this might be a career path for you…? To find out more, we went direct to local experts, Willow Chiropractors, who have teams working in clinics [...]

February 23rd, 2018|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Healthcare|

Why I chose Marketing as a career

Fantastic guest blog including the skills you need to work in marketing by Claire Sweet, Student Ambassador for the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) South West: My route into Marketing It was when I was coordinating the internal communications for ScrewFix that I first got to spend time with their marketing team. We would meet and discuss all the latest marketing campaigns that were planned so [...]

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Marketing|

Five Steps To Achieving Your Dream Green Career

It now seems inevitable that young people will see their careers play out in a world where many of the technologies and processes we regard as familiar will quite simply disappear.  To find out more about how future careers – including some unexpected ones - will become greener, we spoke with expert Traci Lewis at Catalyse Change who runs Catalyst Bootcamps and workshops for schools, but [...]

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Green Careers|

Choosing a career in Marketing

If you are in school, college or Uni - perhaps studying Business - and if you have great communication skills, a flair for new ideas, an eye for detail, and you are analytical, then a career in Marketing might just be worth a look... With local universities and colleges - such as UWE, City of Bristol College and Yeovil College – offering pure Marketing courses whilst [...]

December 8th, 2017|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Marketing|

Careers in Cyber Security

Could you be the one to outwit and defeat cyber-criminals and help protect the UK’s critical infrastructure?  Cyber security is the protection of critical information and IT systems from digital spying and attack. The IT infrastructures at most risk are in government, military, medical, corporate and financial organisations. And the risk of digital attacks is now considered to be a major threat to national security so [...]

November 9th, 2017|Categories: > Focus On Careers, Computing & IT|
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