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Amy Speakman began volunteering at her local Barnardo’s shop as part of her college course, hoping to gain some life skills and valuable work experience. But she made such an impression at the children’s charity shop in Connahs Quay in Flintshire, North Wales, that she was offered a paid job…
Expert advice for careers in nursing, health, social care and more is on offer at the next University of Greenwich Health & Social Care Open Evening. There are two events, taking place on Wednesday 1 March, at the Avery Hill and Medway campuses, between 4pm and 8pm. All prospective students…
In late 2016, new plans for the Welsh healthcare landscape were announced by Qualification Wales and The National Assembly for Wales' Children, Young People and Education Committee. These detailed the introduction of new qualifications and a consultation looking at the first 1000 days of a child's life. The first 1,000…
The Skills for Health Level 2 Certificate in Care Qualification is a new qualification to support the delivery of the Care Certificate, brought to you by SFJ Awards. The qualification is aimed at the 1.3 million frontline staff who are not registered nurses but who now deliver the bulk of…
Student nurses will be able to train on the job rather than having to do a traditional degree, the Health Secretary is to announce. Jeremy Hunt will unveil plans for a new apprenticeship which could see up to 1,000 apprentice nurses joining the NHS each year. The new role will…
People considering a career in care can chat to Bluebird Care’s fully-trained workers at a ‘Care Job Fair’ at Guildford Job Centre next week. Learning a variety of key skills, including how to save a life, the old-Woking based care provider is currently creating 25 care assistant jobs as a…
If you've ever considered a career in Music Therapy or wondered what career routes might be available, then this is sure to interest you. Here we explore the MSc in Music Therapy from Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh and speak with a recent graduate from the course. Meet Kassandra…
Care assistant, Julie White, has been named Health & Social Care ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at a prestigious national apprenticeship award ceremony held at the Tower of London last week. Julie (52) who works at Bupa Ringway Mews in Wythenshawe, received the award as part of the fifth annual Lifetime…
Queen's University Belfast are to host an event to provide prospective students with information and guidance on their courses in Social Work. The 'Social Work Information Evening' will answer all your questions about the application process and more about what a career in Social Work involves. You'll also hear from…
A mature University of Chester graduand has adapted to life as a student again and overcome difficult personal circumstances in the process. Wendy Hind began her Social Work degree as a mature student in her late forties and is proud to be graduating this November. Wendy, now 52, from Northwich,…
The first group of students on a new paramedic course have started the next step in their careers. In a bid to help address the national paramedic shortage and to invest in its staff, North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has worked with the University of Sunderland to develop a new…
If you live in the Fife area we have news of an event which will showcase career opportunities across social care and support organisations in the region. Taking place at Dunfermline City Chambers on 15 September 2016, this free event aims to encourage more people to consider working in the…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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