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How you can help your child develop employability skills

To succeed in the world of work, employers will expect your child to have certain basic employability skills (sometimes called “key skills”). These are skills which are needed to virtually...  

Starting your career in Sheffield

You may have heard Sheffield referred to as the “Steel City”. That’s because of the city’s proud tradition as a steel-making hub. In fact, stainless steel was invented in Sheffield...  

How to become a data scientist

Maybe data science is new to you but according to Glass Door, data scientist is the sixth best job in the UK! As well as paying well, it combines a mix of skills, a wide range of work and gives you...  

Different options for your child when they leave school/college

The first years of work are a confusing place for parents trying to help their children begin a successful career which fits in with their own strengths and interests. In this guide, we break down...  

A parent's guide to apprenticeships

You’ve almost certainly heard about apprenticeships by now. But if you think they’re second best to a university degree, you’ve been misinformed! Apprenticeships can be a pathway to a...  

How to become a librarian

If you love books, what better career than to spend all day every day surrounded by them – getting to know all genres and becoming an expert in the categorisation and classification of different...  

60 Second Interview: VFX apprentice

Keanu is beginning his career in visual effects (VFX) with an apprenticeship. In today's interview, he explains what he does day-to-day, why he chose an apprenticeship and how you can follow in his...  

How to TEFL: Teaching English as a foreign language

Teaching English as a foreign language is a great option if you’re planning a gap year, either overseas or in the UK. It can also be a flexible longer-term career choice for many people. In this...  

What is a foundation degree?

Foundation degrees are one way of combining academic study with work-based learning. They are often taken by people in jobs who want to improve their skills, but you can also study them full-time when...  

How to become a VFX artist

Imagine if your day at work involved a trip into space, a journey to the time of the dinosaurs or a flight with a dragon. VFX artists create digital creatures, worlds and objects, bringing imaginary realms...  

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