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Where in the UK to study?

The education systems across the four countries are similar but there are some differences.  This article will provide an overview of the universities and more in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Studying in England The majority of universities in the UK are in England with close to a 100. The highest concentration of universities is in London and the South East of England at around 40 universities. The breakdown of universities by region: London: 20 South East of England:  17 East of England: 6 South West of England: 12…

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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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Job roles in business

Generally, the departments within a business will be: Production Research and Development (often abbreviated to R&D) Marketing (including the selling function) Human Resource Management Purchasing Accounting and Finance. Human Resources (HR) Human resources (HR) is the department of a business or organisation that deals with the hiring, administration, and training of staff. Those in HR will lead on the recruitment, selection, training and assessment of employees, developing employee motivation, engaging in employee-employer relations, and managing change within an organisation. For more in-depth information about a career in HR click here. Accounting…

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The role of management

Management in businesses is what directs effort and activity in line with the goals and objectives of an company/organisation. Those in a management role will manage people and the business processes. Well respected business thinker and writer Peter Drucker divided the job of the manager into five basic tasks: someone who sets objectives to help achieve business goals; a person who organises the human resource; followed by motivating and being clear in communication to the workforce to achieve the goals; measuring the performance; and developing people within their roles. You…

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