Working life

What is a trade union and why should I join?

Maybe you’ve heard of trade unions but don’t really know what they are. Unions are an important part of working life – they are there to support you if you feel you’re being treated...  

Video: What job should I do?

Stumped about the right career for you? Start with this video for inspiration in 2 mins: Want more guidance? Check out our detailed article on how to decide what career path to take. View Career...  

Sexual harassment at work: What is it and what do I need to know?

You might have heard a lot in the news about sexual harassment recently. Unfortunately, sexual harassment at work is quite common. Nearly two in three young women say they have experienced it. Sexual...  

8 ways to be more confident at work

When you start your first job or (or even begin a university course), it’s very easy to feel uneasy or unsure about your abilities. Everyone feels like this at some point in their life, and the...  

What is a mentor – and how can I make the most of mine?

At work, a mentor is a colleague who’s there to use their experience and skills to guide and develop you. A good mentor helps you understand your interests, develop your skills, and achieve your...  

How to make a difference in your career

Everyone needs meaning in their life and for many people, their career is where they choose to make a difference. Now you may be thinking that in order to help others in your career, you need to work...  

Relocating for your first job or apprenticeship

When you’re 18 or 19, the thought of going it alone and relocating for work can be very scary. Your friends are either off to live in university halls, or working locally while living at home with...  

How to deal with stress at work and school

Stress is a very common problem at work and it’s very easy to think that constant pressure is normal. The truth is, stress can have a serious impact on your mental and physical health, and make going...  

What is the national minimum wage for 18 Year Olds?

You may have heard the term national minimum wage before, but what does it mean exactly? Well, it refers to the minimum hourly wage a worker should be paid. This amount depends on their age and...  

Jobs for School Leavers: Training Programmes and Apprenticeships

Making the decision to leave school at 16, 17 or 18 isn't an easy one. The biggest concern for most people is fear of the unknown. What jobs are out there? Which ones am I qualified to do? Nowadays, there...  

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