Careers Blog

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 employers and businesses, it will prepare students for a successful career in their chosen sector/industry by providing the…

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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…

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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 classical music to set the scene and what do you have? UCL Academy's amazingly inspiring 1st ever Career Fair. It really was a night to remember with employers from an extensive…

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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 something for everyone including: Medicine,…

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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 welcomed. The Government's £20 million investment will be matched by a further £20 million from industry. Universities Minister Sam Gyimah said: ""A world-class pipeline of digital skills are essential…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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