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 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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Business Careers Finance & Accounting 

Careers in finance

The financial sector Careers in accounting and finance are available within every industry within the private sector, public sector and the financial services. Large financial focused businesses you may wish to work for are Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and PwC. Popular employment sectors for Accounting and Finance are: Auditing Investment Banking Retail and Commercial Banking The types of jobs undertaken vary from auditor, consultant, trainee chartered accountant, assurance analyst, operations analyst, and business advisors. If you are unsure between studying accounting or finance click here for a comparison. It is a…

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Careers Hospitality & Tourism 

Careers in hospitality, leisure and tourism

The Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism industry offers a wide range of jobs for you to choose from. Some examples include Hotel Managers, Events Organisers and Theme Park Managers. The industry is geared towards customer facing jobs. If you enjoy working with people, customer service and being sociable, a career in hospitality, leisure and tourism may suit you. Leisure and Tourism careers Leisure and tourism jobs may include: Fitness centre manager Holiday representative Outdoor activities/education manager Sport and exercise psychologist Sports administrator Sports coach Sports development officer Sports therapist Theme park…

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Art & Design Careers 

Career opportunities in Design

Former Chairman of the Design Council, Sir George Cox in the Cox Review defines design as: ‘Design is what links creativity and innovation. It shapes ideas to become practical and attractive propositions for users or customers. Design may be described as creativity deployed to a specific end.’ Most of the results of design are visible, and that lends itself to another simple definition: ‘Design is all around you, everything man-made has been designed, whether consciously or not’. Design is fundamental. People often need reminding that everything around us is designed and…

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Careers 

FIVE REASONS TO WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONSISTENTLY LOOKING FOR THAT NEXT JOB

You may be happy in your current job so why should you be consistently looking? Keep reading! 1) There may be a better role out there for you  If you don’t explore what is available you may be missing out on what could be a better role for you within the same or different sector. Have a read of the job descriptions and you may find that a higher paid role requires the experience and skills you have. There may be related job roles that would expand your skill range…

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Art & Design Careers Creative 

Creative careers

If you are reading this page, I am assuming you see yourself as a creative thinker. So, what is a creative thinker? Creative thinkers are intensely curious.  They are always asking questions.  They ask questions like “Why?”. Then they ask, “Why not?”  “Why can’t we do it?”  “Even if it hasn’t been done before, can it be done now?” Here is video which deleves further in to creative thinking. Creativity isn’t just in the areas of art, design, performance and writing. Although admittedly, the great majority of creative thinkers will be connected…

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Business Careers 

Careers in business

When thinking of careers in business you may think of business owners or leaders such as Sir Alan Sugar, Richard Branson and Karren Brady. The people we tend to think of are leading large businesses with a well known brand. However, the majority of business leaders and those in a management position do so in smaller, less know companies. In the UK,  the majority of businesses employing up are categorised as SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) where the larger of the group employ up to 250 employees. There are many…

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