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How to become an astronaut

For most of us, a career as an astronaut seems out of reach. It’s true that astronauts have to be highly qualified in a specialist academic field, and training programmes only recruit every once...  

60 Second Interview: Imam

Imam Sejad is the senior Imam at Cambridge Mosque Trust. In this interview, he shares some insights into his day-to-day role and the school subjects he studied to get to where he is today. Name:...  

A parent's guide to post-16 qualifications

The introduction of T-levels means the number of post-16 qualifications on offer to students is growing even further. For parents looking to support their children in their next steps, the choice can be...  

What is a key worker?

We have heard a lot about key workers in the last 12 months. They are the people who have kept our society going throughout the pandemic. But what is a key worker? How many key worker jobs could you name?...  

60 second interview: Junior content producer

Ellie is completing an apprenticeship in content production and social media at an advertising agency in Manchester. In this interview, she talks about the variety and scope of her role and explains how...  

What is the difference between skills and qualities?

Employers look for applicants with the know-how to perform certain tasks essential to their role. These often come in the form of skills and qualities - two subtly different sets of attributes which are...  

How to help your child with job applications

The key to a successful job application is to make sure it is comprehensive, demonstrates the skills, experience and knowledge required by the job and follows the instructions set out in the application...  

IBM interview: What IBM is doing to make its workforce more diverse

IBM is beginning a new drive to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds into a career in tech. In this interview, IBM share some insights into what they do and why it might appeal to you –...  

What is training at work?

Training at work is all about learning new skills which support you in doing your job, in a formal or semi-formal setting. In this guide, we will answer the question “what is training?” so...  

Comparing university and apprenticeships

With many more apprenticeships on offer, university is no longer the default option for young people leaving college or sixth form. Your child now faces a choice between university and apprenticeships...  

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