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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…
Perth & Kinross Council's Early Education and Childcare Strategy Team have announced details of their 'Introduction to Becoming a Childminder' sessions for people considering childminding as a career option, and Pre-registration Training courses, both of which are free to attend. The sessions provide a relaxed opportunity not only to find…
Firms are being urged to do more to support workers with mental health issues after new research revealed that an increasing number of employees are suffering. A survey of 2,000 workers showed that almost a third said they had experienced a mental health problem, compared with one in four during…
Fewer firms are asking graduates to gain at least a 2:1 in their degree in order to be considered for a job. New research suggests that employers are increasingly turning their backs on the traditional minimum requirement, arguing that there is no difference in the workplace performance of those who…
Sometimes the need for a career change pops up at very short notice and rather surprises us. Sometimes our need for a career change lingers for a long time, rumbling away and causing us anxiety because we’re not doing anything about it. Let’s take a look at the reasons why…
Anyone who works in the care sector knows how serious their job can be and often times the idea of fun just doesn’t come into it. However, here Simon North suggests some small changes you can make which will improve your workplace environment, relationships and ultimately your ability to cope…
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 tomorrow (Wednesday 15 June), at the Avery Hill and Medway campuses, between 4pm and 8.30pm. Prospective students are…
With friends like these, who needs a recruiter? If that’s not your immediate thought when you think about your pals in conjunction with your job search, perhaps it’s time for a rethink. Your friends are as much a part of your network as your boss, colleagues, fellow alumni, mentors and…
A new "nursing associate" role to bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and fully qualified nurses has been given the green light. Health Education England (HEE) said that there was "real appetite" for the role following a consultation. HEE said 1,000 students will start training for the new role in…
Young people are more likely to volunteer than other age groups, believing it develops their skills and career prospects, according to a new report. A survey of 2,000 adults by Business in the Community found that half of those under the age of 24 did voluntary work, compared to fewer…
The Belfast Health & Social Care Trust are urging anyone interested in a career within Adult, Social & Primary Care to come along to their Recruitment and Careers Fair on May 14 to find out more. The event will take place at McKinney House, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast and the…
It was around this time last year that I first read about the Step Up to Social Work Programme in my local newspaper. I had worked in a good range of different Health and Social Care roles and was fostering at the time, but wanted a professional qualification which would…
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