ALUMNI
and friends

Your latest News, Careers Advice and Alumni Stories

Month: May 2017

« Older Entries

Charlotte Richardson: mature student gets into Birmingham City University after access to HE course 

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Charlotte Richardson studied Access to Higher Education (Humanities) at Leicester College. Her new qualification enabled her to progress to Birmingham City University, where she is now studying Children and Integrated Professional Care. Here’s what she had to say about returning to education, life at university and her plans to work in the child protection sector. [Read more…]

Bhavesh Jethwa: My university experience after Leicester College

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Bhavesh gained his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science at Leicester College. His new qualification allowed him to progress to university and move one step closer to his career ambitions. He spoke to our Alumni team about life at Leicester College, his university experiences and his plans for the future. “Since starting at Leicester [Read more…]

What is job satisfaction and how to get it in your workplace

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Are you happy in your job? Job satisfaction is generally defined as feeling fulfilled, engaged and satisfied by your work. There’s growing feeling that employers need to prioritise the job satisfaction of their employees in a bid to increase productivity and motivation and decrease staff turnover. In 2016, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [Read more…]

We asked alumni for their best interview advice and stories

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

There is a lot of interview advice out there, so we thought who better to ask than your fellow successful alumni who have experienced both sides of the interview process – as interviewers and interviewees. Learn from their triumphs and their mistakes. After all, passing on knowledge to your fellow former students of Leicester College [Read more…]

Perfect pitching skills for any situation

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Whether you’re pitching your new business to an investor, your new TV show idea to a production company, yourself to a potential employer or an idea in your next staff meeting, there’s a few things that can make the difference between success and falling flat. We’ve collected the best pitching advice from around the internet [Read more…]

Everything you need to know about being a Mechanical Engineer

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Do you have a passion for problem-solving? Are you fascinated by the way machines work? Do you want to work with cutting edge technology, change lives and advance industries? Then you may wish to consider a career in Mechanical Engineering. What is mechanical engineering? Mechanical engineering is an extremely broad and diverse industry. It involves [Read more…]

Benefits of having a career mentor

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

If you’re driven and want to work towards developing your career, finding a career mentor can make the difference in achieving your ambitions. “A career mentor is someone who agrees to share their skills, knowledge, expertise, and professional contacts with you,” say Idealistcareers.com. “People with mentors earn higher salaries, are promoted more frequently, and report [Read more…]

An interview with a female butcher

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Jessica Wragg is a female butcher who sharpened her skills at the Ginger Pig in London, and is the Marketing Manager for Turner & George, one of London’s leading butcheries specialising in rare and native-breed meats, run by James George of Select Meat and Richard H. Turner of Hawksmoor, Blacklock, Foxlow and Pitt Cue. She’s [Read more…]

Leicester College awards its local business partners

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Leicester College held its annual Awards to Industry Breakfast 2017 on Friday 12 May 2017 at the taste restaurant based at Freemen’s Park Campus. Awards to Industry ceremony is a celebration of the outstanding learning and training collaborations between local businesses and the College. Partners were presented with awards in six categories; Work Placement Award, [Read more…]

« Older Entries