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You don’t have to be an athlete to go to the Winter Olympics

Team GB Great Britain has sent its largest team of 59 athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The wide ranging winter sports include the skeleton, snowboarding, alpine skiing, figure skating, luge, curling and cross country skiing to name a few. You don’t have to be an A-grade athlete to be part of the British team. Behind each talented athlete is a team across many disciplines supporting them to perform at their very best. Management and support roles  There are a range of specialist areas that make…

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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 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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Careers Creative Media 

Careers in media

Media and communications are broad terms that encompass a variety of professions, all of which involve the sharing or generating of information in some way. Professionals in these fields must be creative, have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and thrive in fast-paced environments. They work to build relationships that help drive their companies goals forward, write and create content, develop and communicate messages about their companies or clients, and research and report on issues. Media related roles include: Advertising and Marketing Journalism Public Relations Publishing Social Media TV Radio…

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Careers in IT and Tech

Information Technology (IT) is a broad term that includes all aspects of managing and processing information and related technologies. Information technology professionals are responsible for designing, developing, supporting and managing computer hardware, computer software, and information networks, including the Internet. The realworld applications of information technologies can be found everywhere. In fact, IT is likely already a part of your life in ways you may not even be aware. Examples of real world application of information technology includes computer software used to manage basic computer applications, computer generated animation in…

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