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Month: August 2017

Leicester College students GCSE success

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Leicester College saw a significant rise in the GCSE pass rate this year. While early reports on National results have suggested there has been a dip in the pass rate. Leicester College students have produced fantastic results, seeing an increase on the pass rate from last year. The English GCSE pass rate increased by 25% [Read more…]

5 things you need to know about doing a university-level course at college

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Is the next step in your education a university-level qualification? If you’ve completed you’re A Levels, BTEC, Award, Certificate, NVQ or any other entry route to higher education, or you’re returning to education and want help getting the grades so you can apply for a degree, read on.     You don’t need to go [Read more…]

How to handle Skype interviews

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  Skype and video interviews are increasingly being used by recruiters to narrow down the number of job applicants at an early stage. The rise in remote working has also meant that Skype interviews are necessary to hire talent across the globe.   If you want to impress 42% of today’s employers, being able to [Read more…]

How to use social media to boost your career: the basics

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Are you completely lost when it comes to using social media to advance your career?   Whether you’re a jobseeker or climbing the career ladder, using professional networking sites like LinkedIn, and cultivating your online brand on this and other social platforms to attract opportunities is vital in today’s business environment.   According to business [Read more…]

What is your peak productive time? And how to use it

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

You probably know already that you’re more productive at some times of the day. But do you know how to work out exactly when you peak, and how to utilise this to improve your performance, creativity and problem solving abilities?   How to identify your peak productive time   Firstly, you need to identify when [Read more…]

What you need to know about starting out as a freelancer

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  Could you use your skills to enter the world of self-employment? Being a freelancer allows you to be flexible regarding when you work, what projects you take on, and where you choose to work.   Here’s what you need to know about starting out as a freelancer, from getting started and finding clients to [Read more…]

Belmont Hotel boss: ‘Apprenticeships can fill skills crisis’

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Belmont Hotel boss: ‘Apprenticeships can fill skills crisis’. The boss of one of Leicester’s top hotels has warned of a skills crisis. Eloic Montagnier, general manager of the 74 room Belmont Hotel, said the hospitality industry was facing labour shortages because of negative perceptions about it. It is a problem that could get worse as [Read more…]

Charlotte Morris: Art & Design student makes websites for Next and Goldsmiths Jewellery 

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Charlotte studied a BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design at Leicester College.    “Knowing that I wanted to be in the creative industry I studied art and design at Leicester College which further inspired me to study in higher education and get a degree,” said Charlotte, who was accepted onto a place at De Montfort university in Leicester.    “Leicester College influenced [Read more…]

Vishvas Nayi: IT graduate to work in digital forensics 

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Vishvas Nayi studied his BTEC Extended Level 3 in IT (Networking) at Leicester College. He’s now studying Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security BSc at university, and well on his way to achieving his ambition of becoming a Digital Forensics Investigator.    Vishvas spoke to our Alumni Team about his time at Leicester College, university life and his fascination [Read more…]