Category: Careers Advice

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Why being a teaching assistant is so rewarding


Having a job that is both fulfilling and rewarding is important. If you are looking at getting into a job that is rewarding, consider becoming a teaching assistant. Despite the sometimes chaotic work environment and pressure from parents and colleagues, a teaching assistant role can be one of the most rewarding careers available. You can become part […]

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Why having a job for life is becoming a thing of the past


Not so long ago having a job for life was considered a great achievement. Many people worked their whole life in one company, celebrating decades of loyalty to a business on retirement. But a new survey of 2,000 UK workers has revealed a job for life is no more! In fact, our research found the […]

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A day in the life of a Nurse in A&E


Naomi, aged 27 is a Sister in an A&E department at a hospital in Redditch. From broken bones to life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrests and strokes, she can deal with a lot in a day! Tiring but rewarding, she wouldn’t have it any other way! There is never a dull day in the A&E […]

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Work Life Week 2019 – are we living to work, or working to live?


The average UK employee will spend around 85,000 hours at work during their lifetime – that’s just under ten years*! Globally this number is on the rise, so it’s no surprise that having a healthy work life balance is becoming essential to employed people and their employers – perhaps even more so for those with […]

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Expand your SEN knowledge with a course like student Kyra


Ensuring you have as much knowledge in the job role you are working in and enrolling on a course can be the difference between just a job and excelling in your career! If you’re a teaching assistant like student Kyra, gaining extra knowledge in SEN can really make a difference in a child’s life! When […]

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Could an interest in cake making turn into a career?


Many people dream of turning something they feel passionate about into a career, but not everyone takes the steps to make that dream a reality. Not so for Nicoletta, who enrolled on our cake making course both for enjoyment and with a view to starting her own business. Nicoletta is originally from Italy, where she […]

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How to become a Teaching Assistant – start a new career like student Sue


Open Study College student Sue realised working with children was her dream career path. After seeing a teaching assistant role open up at the local school, she found the motivation to enrol onto a course and succeed in getting the job she wanted! Whether you have moved to another country with different education systems or […]

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National Payroll Week – Change your career and join a growing industry


As it is National Payroll Week, we are celebrating and raising awareness of the growing profession… What is payroll? Payroll is a word many of us hear on a monthly basis. Every payday at the end of the month, we receive our hard-earned wages. They magically appear in our bank accounts or pay packets – […]

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Top 40 signs you're in an unrewarding job


What is a rewarding or unrewarding job? It means different things to different people, but most of us would like to be able to put a green tick in the job satisfaction box. Our recent research via OnePoll has revealed that almost half of Brits are stuck in a ‘boring or unrewarding job’. We polled […]

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6 Ways to Take the Stress out of Exams


Exams are stressful, but there are plenty of things you can do to ease your stress and keep yourself calm and collected when you walk into your exam. Less stress means you can focus on the important stuff and ensure you do the best you can!   Always be Prepared It goes without saying that […]

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