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Keele University and the University Hospitals of North Midlands are running a series of one-day Summer Schools for young learners interested in a career in healthcare. The programme is designed to provide year 10, 11 and 12 students, who are interested in becoming tomorrow's healthcare professionals and give an opportunity…
The organisations charged with implementing the Care Certificate have issued a warning over claims being made by a number of training providers about their products in relation to the qualifaction. In a statement released today, Skills for Health, Skills for Care & Health Education England have said no organisation has…
A trio of young care workers have celebrated the successful completion of a yearlong apprenticeship scheme which has given them the skills to pursue a career in care. Qualifying through through the 'Care Academy', an initiative run by their employer, The Abbeyfield Kent Society, the girls went on the record…
A Prince’s Trust initiative called ‘Get into Health & Social Care’ has proved a hit with young people across Northern Ireland this month. The programme is aimed at young people aged 16 to 25 who are unemployed but want to work in the care sector. On 6 March, the charity…
All new healthcare assistants and social care support workers in England will need to get a Care Certificate in their first 12 weeks of employment. The Care Certificate assesses the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to provide safe, effective and compassionate care. It will be awarded to…
Skills Development Scotland is working with employers, schools and training providers to roll out apprenticeship programmes to senior phase pupils in schools across Scotland. Foundation apprenticeships are being introduced to allow pupils to follow a vocational learning stream in S4, S5 and S6. Working closely with employers this work based…
Skills Minister Nick Boles has announced that the new apprenticeship standards for healthcare support workers and assistant practitioners have been approved. Skills for Health, commissioned by Health Education England, facilitated two employer-led steering groups to develop new apprenticeship standards as part of phase 3 of Apprenticeship Trailblazers. A public consultation…
New nursery and pre-school staff will be required to undertake paediatric first aid for the first time, under new government proposals. The new proposals will mean newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate…
A new qualification could have a major impact on improving the quality of care provided to people of all ages in Wales. Launched by the Care Council for Wales (CCW), and awarding bodies, Agored Cymru and City and Guilds, the award is designed for those starting in care jobs to…
In support of National Apprenticeship Week 2015, the NSA for Health are asking apprentices and others across the UK to celebrate being an apprentice in the health sector. With 20% of the current health sector workforce aged over 55, apprentices are the future workforce. There are hundreds of different job…
A new online course called Caring for Vulnerable Children has been launched by Future Learn in partnership with the University of Strathclyde and CELCIS - Centre For Excellence In Looked After Children In Scotland. It aims to develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable…
The caring profession is vital to the wellbeing of our society, and the people who work within it contribute disproportionately to the quality of life of some of our most vulnerable and elderly citizens. However, a career in caring is not universally regarded by those outside the sector as a…
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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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