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Month: January 2018

Faye Johnson: Assistant Buyer for Sainsbury’s started out as a Fashion Costume student at Leicester College

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Faye is an Assistant Clothing Buyer for Sainsbury’s. Her job means she is responsible for buying girls wear clothing for TU at Sainsbury’s as well as developing products, garment fit, cost negotiation, analyzing sales and range planning.   Her career journey began when she did her foundation degree in Fashion and Costume at Leicester College. [Read more…]

Rafael Guerreiro: One of my proudest moments to date was actually finishing my BTEC Extended National Diploma in Business at Leicester College

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Rafael studied a BTEC Extended Diploma in Business. Now an EMEA Commercial Graduate for Assa Abloy, our ambitious former student spoke to our Alumni Team about what it’s like on a graduate training programme for a global company. He also shared his tips on getting a place on a programme.   “From a young age, [Read more…]

Leicester College is rated Ofsted “Good”

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Leicester College has been given a “good” Ofsted rating after an inspection in December 2017. After being told previously that the College “requires improvement” in a number of areas, the College has been able to improve in absolutely every area with a “good” rating. Ofsted inspectors said that leaders at Leicester College “have effectively tackled the most [Read more…]

How to become a qualified teacher at college

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding professions around, so there’s no wonder it’s such a popular career choice. Here’s how Leicester College can help you get there.   Why study teaching at college? There are many different routes into teaching, but many students prefer to get their teaching qualification at their former college. [Read more…]

The enormous benefits being creative has on your health and wellbeing

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Being creative has been proven to benefit your health and happiness in a number of ways – and you don’t have to be an amazing artist or creative genius to reap the rewards.   Here we explore exactly how engaging in creative activities can improve your wellbeing and some of the creative short courses you [Read more…]

Make your cover letter stand out for the right reasons

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Your cover letter is often the first impression a potential employer will have of you. A successful cover letter must strike a perfect balance between standing out amongst the sea of other applicants and getting the basics right – even the smallest mistake can cause a hiring manager to reject your application.   One hiring [Read more…]

A guide to asking for a pay rise

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

If you feel like you should be earning more money, read our advice on how to ask for a pay rise.   How much to ask for It’s important to ask your employer for a reasonable, well-researched pay increase. Asking your fellow employees how much they’re being paid is one way to find out your [Read more…]

5 tips to improve your work/life balance in 2018

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Do you feel like you’re meeting the demands of both your work and personal life? If the answer is no, you may need to look into your work/life balance.   This is defined as the time you devote to leisure and personal care versus the amount of time you spend at work. Leisure time is [Read more…]

How to plan your job search without getting overwhelmed

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Once you’ve made the decision to find a new job, it can be tempting to react in one of two ways.   Quantity over Quality You may be the type of person who wants to immediately start sending out CVs left right and centre in the hopes of bagging yourself an interview. You’ll apply for [Read more…]