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Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit 10 new apprentices to join their clinical services. These will start in April 2015 and last for a year. They will include two placements in the Trust’s clinical services, lasting six months each. The apprentices will also attend college…
Two new apprenticeship standards for adult social care in England have been announced by Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills and Equalities. It is the culmination of months of hard work by the Adult Care Apprenticeship Trailblazer of employers, headed by Helen Wilcox, Managing Director of Woodford Homecare…
If you’re looking for a career for life which makes a positive difference, then a job in social services is for you. There are opportunities to progress, have an important role in supporting others and get a sense of personal achievement from knowing you are helping other people. There’s a…
Three Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Ambassadors visited Fort Hill College, Lisburn this week to speak to students interested in a career in early years and childcare. Janine McEvoy and Danielle Gallagher of Aisling Daycare, Belfast led an interactive session for Year 12 students. Later in the morning Sharon…
This Apprenticeship is about helping young people fulfil their potential through personal and social development. This is about providing young people with challenges and new experiences, but allowing them to be creative, active and have fun – all part of an informal education that helps young people to develop their…
This Apprenticeship covers a wide range of job roles on two pathways: the adult social care pathway and the health care pathway. This could mean working in the NHS, the private sector, local authorities or in the voluntary sectors. Social care is about helping people with a particular need, such…
Custodial Care Services play a crucial part in the day-to-day running of the Justice System. For this Apprenticeship, apprentices will work as Prison Officers or Prison Custody Officers in prisons or as Detention Officers in an immigration or detention centre, and as Escort Custody Officers looking after the security and…
The Open University (OU) have developed a short course that will introduce you to the social work role and develop your understanding of some of the knowledge and theory associated with social work practice. You will begin by thinking about key ideas, values, the social work process and the skills…
This Apprenticeship is for people who work with children – from birth to 16-year-olds (and their families) – in settings or services whose main purpose is children’s care, learning and development. Workers in this area make sure children are looked after, kept active, happy and nourished. They also help children…
The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland has produced a new booklet to help students cope with mental health problems. 'Mind your head' is full of practical tips and information on managing stress and achieving and maintaining positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. It also contains a comprehensive list of…
Scottish Health Secretary, Alex Neil, has announced 500 new Modern Apprentices will be recruited across the NHS in Scotland during a visit to Ninewells Hospital. The commitment to employ a further 500 over the next three years will be guided by local recruitment needs with roles in Administration, IT, Facilities…
The NHS Online Mentoring project is designed to help young people explore over 300 careers available in the NHS. Mentees are matched with a mentor working in their area of interest; mentors could be from frontline clinical roles, administration and clerical or finance and estates management. The mentors answer 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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