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Month: June 2017

Apprenticeship programme helps Glenfield Group train the next generation

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Glenfield Group is helping to train the next generation of air conditioning specialists, after teaming up with Leicester College to take on an apprentice. Alex Hookway, aged 20 and from Leicester, joined Glenfield Group in September 2015 and is currently gaining hands-on experience while training for an NVQ Diploma in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Apprentice Alex [Read more…]

What to do when your mind goes blank 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Does your mind ever go blank in stressful situation, such as during an exam, an interview, or giving a speech?   Having your mind go blank can happen to anyone. “The problem doesn’t just affect those of us who generally suffer from anxiety. Virtually all of us are vulnerable to similar failures, finding it harder [Read more…]

We asked your fellow alumni: what makes a good boss? 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The alumni community had a lot to say when it comes to talking about what makes a good boss when we asked them this month. Employers and employees alike seemed to agree that a good management style isn’t just giving out orders, but about taking an interest in their teams and being fair and respectful. [Read more…]

The 4 most powerful words in business 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

A recent article by the World Economic Forum, an international non-profit organisation committed to “improving the state of the world by engaging the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas,” argues that the four most powerful words in business are: How can I help?   The author [Read more…]

How to stay motivated during the summer at work or college

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

When the sun is shining it’s only natural for your mind to wander to thoughts of barbecues in the park and lounging on a beach far away from your desk. Most people find it challenging to stay motivated during the summer, but the work doesn’t stop just because the sun is out. You’ve got goals [Read more…]

How to get hired by Google

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

If you want to get hired by one of the most prestigious, profitable and high-paying companies in the world, be prepared to face some fierce competition. According to The Guardian, 2 million people worldwide apply for a job at Google every year. They interviewed Laszlo Bock, head of people operations, who is in charge of [Read more…]

You could make money from self-publishing an e-book 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

A new series on self-publishing e-books. Coming soon: How to write an e-book | How to market your e-book | The most successful self-published business books There’s a lot of money in e-book publishing.   Notable self-published e-book authors who have made millions from the medium include Fifty Shades of Grey creator E.L. James, who [Read more…]

Learner George Maynard Winner of the Electrical Apprentice of the Year 2017

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

George Maynard from Leicester has been crowned winner of the 2017 NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition, sponsored by Scolmore Group. The 25-year-old was one of eight competitors to reach the Grand Final, which Scolmore was very proud to host at its headquarters on Tuesday, June 6th. George said: “I was shocked when [Read more…]