Careers Teaching 

£26,000 bursary for teaching

Have you considered teaching? Have you got a degree (or higher qualification) in biology, chemistry, physics, computing, geography, languages or classics? If so, then it is a very god time to make steps into gaining a teaching qualification with the introduction of generous bursaries and scholarships.  The Government is offering a £26,000 bursary to train to be a teacher may be available to you. There are also lower bursaries available for the following subjects: English, design and technology, history, music, RE and mathematics. Scholarships are also being awarded to “the…

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Careers Health & Social Care 

Considering nursing: should you join a troubled NHS ?

On the 17th January 2018 the BBC had the following headline: “NHS ‘haemorrhaging’ nurses as 33,000 leave each year“.  The BBC reports that leavers outnumbered joiners by 3,000 last year, the biggest gap over the five-year period. Nurses are leaving in a large part due to the pressures resulting from low staffing levels. The freeze on pay over the years certainly hasn’t helped as a higher salary may help.  It appears that nurses leaving the NHS are joining the private sector, such as agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and private hospitals. Some…

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Careers 

8 tips for choosing the right career for you

Don’t narrow your search. If you are currently at school, you may be studying a hand full of subjects and not been introduced to the many career routes out there. So, have an open mind and explore! This website offers overviews of careers, linking similar career routes where appropriate, and then delving deeper if you wish to find out more. It won’t take you long to have a look over several career options. What do you enjoy doing? A famous Chinese philosopher, Confucius said “Choose a job you love, and you will…

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Careers Courses 

What are the downsides to your chosen career?

When considering a career it is important to understand what the job entails. The career you imagine may not be all you expect it to be. An article by the Guardian ‘Loved the teaching, hated the paperwork‘ highlights this point well. Your motivation for pursuing a career may have downsides which if you had been aware of may have caused you to evaluate the career focus. In pursuing a career you will first of all require the right qualifications. Studying is a major investment in time and financially. There is…

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Careers Featured 

A NEW YEAR, A NEW CAREER

Considering a new career?  If you are reading this then there is a good chance you are considering a career change! You may have been considering a career change for a while now and with the onset of a New Year you are now focused to make the change happen. Richard Branson has said, “Just because you start in a certain sector, or study a certain subject at university, doesn’t mean you will have to spend your entire life at it,” This is so true but you’ll need to make…

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Careers Social Science 

Careers related to Psychology and Social Sciences

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour.  Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study such areas as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive processes. Social science is, in its broadest sense, the study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us. It tells us about the world beyond our immediate experience, and can help explain how our own society works – from the causes of unemployment or what helps economic growth, to how and why…

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Careers Engineering & Construction 

Architecture as a career

ARCHITECTURE AS A CAREER An architect will be commissioned to design buildings for other individuals or companies. Some architects may only design residential buildings, while others will only design commercial properties. The architect must pay close attention to what the client wants and needs in terms of their building. After a client has given the architect an idea of what he needs, the architect will then usually start designing the building. Some architects use old fashioned pencils and papers during this process, but most architects will also use some type…

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Careers Engineering & Construction 

Engineering and construction careers

Construction is a massive sector, embracing civil and structural engineering, construction, building services and surveying, and blurring into engineering construction, where scientific, mechanical engineering and construction disciplines all meet. It incorporates everything from house building to constructing dams and bridges; to road, rail and air transport infrastructures; and industrial plant, power stations and gas platforms. Architects work in the construction industry and are involved with designing new buildings, extensions or alterations to existing buildings, or advising on the restoration and conservation of old properties. They can work on individual buildings or on…

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Careers Engineering & Construction 

Careers in engineering

Consider some things you use in your everyday life: Buildings, roads and bridges, vehicles (cars, planes and boats), computers and other electronic devices. Not a single one would exist without engineers. Engineering contains a large number of job opportunities and specialties. An overview of the Engineering specialities are provided below. Aerospace Engineer Aerospace engineering is the study of the design, development, and production of air and spacecraft. This engineering discipline is often divided between those who pursue careers on the aeronautical side and those working on space craft. Both air…

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Careers Overseas Teaching 

Teaching abroad

There are many opportunities to teach overseas from primary age and beyond. There are over 7,000 international schools around the world meeting the learning needs of over 3.5 million students, all using English as the language for learning. English-medium international schools are an increasingly significant sector for higher education international student enrolment. No longer are they simply the domain of expatriate children – approximately 2/3 of students will be local students.  English-speaking education is pursued as a means to acquiring a place at respected English speaking  universities. The lead country…

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