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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 “People with mentors earn higher salaries, are promoted more frequently, and report [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…]

Think you don’t have an inspiring story to tell? Think again…

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Remember what it was like when you were at Leicester College? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice about learning or planning for the future, what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? Did you [Read more…]

New partnership with Leicester College to deliver NHS apprenticeships

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Leaders from one Leicester’s largest further education colleges met with Leicester’s Hospitals bosses this week (Wednesday, 26 April) to discuss a new contract to deliver apprenticeship to train over 340 NHS workers. The group gathered at Leicester College Freemen’s Campus for a tour of the facilities before sitting down to discuss the next steps and [Read more…]

“Which apprenticeship is right for you?” Ask

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 is a website for school and college students, with jobs, advice and information on apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and sponsored degrees. It also includes news and features about school leaver options, and produces careers advice material for schools and colleges. Below, they give us their advice on choosing an apprenticeship.   There has never been a [Read more…]

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