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Working for big companies versus small companies

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Let’s settle this once and for all. Read on to find out how working for a small company versus a big company compares. We’ve compared a few important areas of working life to help you decide which may be right for you. Progression Larger companies may offer greater opportunities for career progression. “With different departments [Read more…]

Why there’s no such thing as a non-creative person

Monday, March 20th, 2017

If you’ve always assumed that the world is split into logically-minded people that are good at maths and science, and creative people that are good at art and writing, then it’s time to reconsider. Ever heard of the idea that there are two types of thinkers – the left-brained analytical thinkers and the right-brained creative [Read more…]

Pros and cons of using social media for marketing your business

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The first in a series of articles about social media for business Coming up later: Which social media platforms should your business use? | How to build a social media community for your business |How to create a social media campaign for your business | Common social media mistakes businesses make | A guide to [Read more…]

Jobs you can do from anywhere in the world

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Fancy working from home? Or perhaps from a chic café in Paris? Or a hammock on a desert island? Providing your desert island has a good Wi-Fi connection, this could be possible. Remote working is on the rise. In 2016, nearly 4.2million people in the UK worked from home. Thanks to advances in technology, the [Read more…]

Best brain-training apps

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Want better focus, improved memory and faster thought-processing? Who wouldn’t? Your brain actually reaches its peak performance between the ages of 16 and 15 years, before your cognitive function starts to decline, but you can halt and even reverse this decline through working out your brain just like you would your body through exercise. Our [Read more…]

Leicester College makes the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Apprenticeship Training Providers have been waiting intently for an announcement from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). An application was put through by Leicester College to the SFA in order to be able to deliver apprenticeship training to levy-paying employers from May. Leicester College are pleased to announce they are part of the list of official [Read more…]

Learner wins the Midlands Regional Heat of the SPARKS UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Leicester College Careers Service has been under the spotlight as part of an OFSTED inspection of Futures East Midlands Advice, Skills and Employment. The Careers Services at the College are leading subcontractors to Futures, delivering information, advice and guidance as part of the National Careers Service. Futures Advice, Skills and Employment – the organisation responsible [Read more…]

Your transferable skills could land you a dream job

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Transferable skills are abilities, knowledge and training that can be applied to many different aspects of your life and in this case, your career. This is great news for anyone looking for a career change or your first step onto the career ladder – recognising what your transferable skills are, how you can apply them [Read more…]

Successful women give their tips for balancing a family and a career

Monday, February 20th, 2017

With the growth in employers offering flexible working patterns, part-time opportunities, plus greater support, it’s possible to balance the needs of a family with your career and learning ambitions. We were inspired by the examples of these five successful women who have spoken about their experiences of climbing the career ladder whilst balancing the responsibilities [Read more…]

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