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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 job search is stressful in itself. The combination of stepping out into something new with the uncertainty of landing a position is emotionally draining. It can take a long time to get a job offer. In the meantime you have to afford housing, food and everyday bills. While you…
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Dress for success

suitTop tips for interview attire

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.


Resigning with class!

resigning150x100How to resign diplomatically

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. 


When the workplace is a hell place

unhappyBullying & harassment at work

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.