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Video: What are soft skills and why do they matter?

Soft skills are the social capabilities you pick up from life experience. Employers value them because they mean you can go further than the technical skills that make you good...  

What are the different types of degrees?

If you’re weighing up your options and considering going to university, you’ll be thinking about doing a degree. So you might have heard of the degree qualification BA, or a BSc. But have...  

Video: Work Experience: A Parent's Guide

Parents: for a quick guide to work experience and how it can benefit your child, take a look at this video. Teachers/careers advisors: if you're looking for a quick and simple explanation of the value...  

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...  

60 Second Interview: Compliance instructor

"You don’t necessarily need to follow a set career path and most things you learn can be transferred to another job." That's the careers advice of compliance instructor Kate. Learn what her job entails...  

Video: University vs apprenticeship

University or an apprenticeship? This video takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the pros and cons: Still not sure? It'll probably take more than a 3-minute video to make up your mind. Check...  

60 Second Interview: Store manager

Determined, positive and good with people: those are the skills you need to become a store manager. Here Aimee tells us how she became a manager for the store Booths, and what a typical day on the busy...  

How can research skills help me at work?

You might have come across situations at school where you need to research something. Maybe you’re making a presentation for class, gathering information for an essay, or revising for an upcoming...  

What are health and social care apprenticeships?

There are lots of health and social care careers, but the common thread is that they all provide physical, emotional and social support. These professionals help people from lots of different backgrounds...  

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