Careers Blog

Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Competition 2023/24 - deadline 18th Dec

Wednesday 6th December 2023

Bring your tech ideas to life and help solve the future with Samsung's tech-for-good competition. Entries close on 18th Dec so time is of the essence. Samsung tech-for-good

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Merry Christmas to all, from Breda Nuttall

Wednesday 6th December 2023
A Christmas Tale by Felicity Field

Available from Amazon as an ebook

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Accentuate the Positive

Tuesday 19th July 2022
Breda Nuttall (Felicity Field)

There's an old song which starts -'Accentuate the Positive Eliminate the Negative.........................'- Great lyrics and there's a lesson for us all in them, but sometimes it's difficult for us to disregard the aspects of our personalities/abilities that may be preventing us…

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Chemistry Fixing the Future

Sunday 17th July 2022

Careers in Chemistry To find out how you can fix the future with a career in chemistry watch this rsc video Chemistry Fixing the Future 'In 2019, there were 275,000…

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Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2020

Tuesday 27th October 2020
Compiled by *High Fliers* Research on behalf of the UK Government

"Delivering high-quality apprenticeships is a vital part of our commitment to level up skills and opportunity across the country." (The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education). View top 100 rankings here Top 100 Apprenticeships Employers

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The Dyson Institute Degree Apprenticeship 2021 now open for applications and no A level Physics requirement

Thursday 8th October 2020

Applications are now open for students to apply to Dyson for their BEng (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship in engineering. With no tuition fees,…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Law Careers and how to access them

Friday 2nd October 2020

Sponsored by Nottingham Law school at Nottingham Trent University, LawCareers.net have recently published their 2021 guides to Law Careers and Law Apprenticeships. These helpful guides include everything you'll need to know about how to…

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Is the Graduate Jobs Market as bleak as the headlines suggest?

Monday 7th September 2020
By Ashleigh Webber, Personnel Today, 4th September 2020

Personnel Today article - Is the Graduate Jobs Market as bleak as the headlines suggest?

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All you need to know about A level results day on 13th August - read the TES article containing all information and dates

Thursday 6th August 2020

Times Education Supplement A Level Results Guide and Information

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T Levels to start in England in Sept 2020

Tuesday 30th June 2020

The first 3 T Level courses will start in September at selected schools and colleges in England. Equivalent to 3 A levels and designed with businesses and employers, the course content will reflect the needs of different employment sectors and involve an extended work placement.…

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What impact is Corona Virus having on graduate recruitment? Two interesting studies from High Fliers Research.

Thursday 18th June 2020

High Fliers study 'The Graduate Market 2020' based on data from Dec 2019 and a later 'Corona Virus Update,' provide an interesting overview of the impact of the UK lockdown on the graduate recruitment plans and work experiences offers of 87 of the The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. Encouragingly, one graduate recruiter at a prominent investment bank explained:…

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From Job Post to Job Offer

Tuesday 19th May 2020

The Global Recruiter features an interesting article by Niraj Patel exploring the enhanced role AI could play in the Recruitment Selection Process…

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The Uni Guide - a new resource for students

Friday 15th May 2020
Breda Nuttall

University.Which and the Student Room have joined forces to produce this useful new guide for students. For help with what to study, where to study and how to get there,…

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Learn about Careers in the Banking Sector

Wednesday 6th May 2020
Breda Nuttall

The Brokerage is a City of London social mobility charity connecting young Londoners and employers. Through their partnerships with major City firms in Banking and Finance, Law, Accounting and Technology they are able to introduce Sixth Form students to a range of opportunities including: work experience, online mentoring, paid internships,…

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'The Engineer' A Valuable Source of Information for Aspiring Engineers

Friday 1st May 2020
Breda Nuttall

The Engineer online is an excellent source of information for any student who might be aiming for an engineering career, in any discipline. Find…

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Thinking of a Career in Investment Banking?

Friday 1st May 2020
Breda Nuttall

Students who are considering a career in Investment Banking/Management are encouraged to review the Investment2020 website - Investment2020. Whether you're aiming for a School Leaver Programme or ultimately a Graduate Scheme, you will be able to review live…

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New T Level Qualifications available from September 2020

Thursday 30th April 2020
Breda Nuttall

The Department for Education is launching the new L3, T Level (Technical Level) qualification in September 2020, equivalent to 3 A Levels. Designed in collaboration with…

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Considering a Career in the Investment Industry?

Tuesday 28th April 2020
Breda Nuttall

THE INVESTMENT20/20 PROGRAMME There are many ways to start a career in the investment industry. Investment20/20 offers two routes. You can join straight from school or college on a school leaver or apprenticeship trainee programme, or you can join as a graduate. Both of these entry points…

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A Night to Remember!

Friday 25th January 2019
Breda Nuttall

Take one large school sports hall, add 45 high profile employer and education organisations and about 450 enthusiastic students and parents, sprinkle with a little…

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UCL Academy's 1st Careers Fair - Thurs 24th Jan

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

The UCL Academy in Swiss Cottage London are hosting their 1st Careers Fair tomorrow and it's going to be an exciting evening. With 50 Exhibitor organisations representing a wide range of career sectors there'll be…

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Prime Minister Announces £20 million Institute of Coding

Friday 9th February 2018

The digital skills shortage is well publicised and the initiative to create an Institute of Coding to address the UK's digital skills gap, is…

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Making the Most of Everyone's Skills and Talents

Wednesday 6th December 2017

The Government's new Careers Strategy has just been published and it's good to see a renewed commitment to improving the quality and availability of careers advice for school and colleges.With significant funds being allocated to ensuring that all schools have a dedicated Careers Leader, the…

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Work Experience - Model Approaches

Friday 24th November 2017
Breda Nuttall

Work Experience - Model Approaches! A student once came to me concerned that she couldn't find any work experience in publishing. "Who have you approached?" I asked. From her response it was clear that she had been proactive in making numerous approaches to…

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Kings College Careers Advisers Conference Nov 2017

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Kings College Careers Adviser Conference Nov 2017 Attending the annual Kings College Careers Adviser Conference is always worthwhile. There's so much of interest, from learning about Multi, Mini Interviews (MMIs) for medical degrees, to being treated to a tour of the new Business School, with its wonderful mock trading room.…

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A Focus on Employability at Jobs Expo Dublin Oct 2017

Tuesday 31st October 2017
Breda Nuttall

It was great to be a part of the hugely successful Jobs Expo in Dublin's Croke Park on Saturday 21st October. Attended by many major Irish employers, it attracted a vast array…

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KPMG 360° Apprenticeship Programmes

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Yesterday, one of my former students started his 360° School Leaver Programme at KPMG. A Higher Apprenticeship, this rotational programme allows successful applicants the opportunity to experience different areas of the business before choosing the area they want to specialise in. Most of the major professional services companies now offer programmes…

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