UK Careers

What Should We Be Advising Our Kids To Study To Future Proof Their Careers?

Geoff Smith | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Geoff Smith

My three amazing daughters demand my attention the minute I walk through the door. They will frequently wrestle my phone out my hand, even if I haven'...

Things I Wish I'd Known As A Young Woman Starting Out In The Music Business

Lara Baker | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

There were countless times in my first few years in music when I felt something we were doing should be done differently, that something wouldn't work, when I had an alternative view or idea. But I assumed other people knew better.

Why Am I Using Digital Media To Engage And Empower The Youth Within The British Bangladeshi Community?

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories

Do You Work In A 'Happiness Hotspot'?

Darain Faraz | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK
Darain Faraz

Being fulfilled by your job can have a big impact on overall happiness and success at work, but these stats show that career satisfaction seems to be eluding thousands of the UK's professionals. Here are my top tips for finding a new and more fulfilling job:

Future Sound: How We Must Pave The Way For Tomorrow's Talent

Carole Humphrey | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Carole Humphrey

Looking at the future of our workforce, we are seeing an influx of brilliantly talented young people who are eager to learn and incredibly motivated. Millennials are a powerful generation of workers who show incredible passion and drive.

Millennials And Their Digital Legacy

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Shaw

Imagine that all important interview; you've graduated university with a 1st, spent your summer working hard to gather the relevant experience, and you've spent hours doing your research and brushing up on the job, the company and the industry. It's September and it's game time.

The Guilt Of Rest

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Swatee Jasoria

Too often, our culture assigns self-worth with productivity. We feel that time could be spent on something more worthwhile. When we are not working, we fill our time catching up on "life", doing that load of laundry, cleaning piled dishes, catching up on personal paperwork, checking emails and generally thinking about the gazillion errands that need to be run!

How I Help Doctors To Leave Their Jobs

Dr Abeyna Jones | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Dr Abeyna Jones

You're probably reading this because you had a knee-jerk reaction to the title, considering the recent media press surrounding the planned 5 day walk out over junior doctor contract imposition and a heavily publicised nationwide shortage of doctors.

Careers Guidance Needs An Overhaul - Now!

Adam Bradford | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

Young people need to be aware of all the options this results day, not just the college and university route. Already statistics have shown that the value of higher education may be in question. So why do we keep pushing young people down this path? We need careers advisors who have actually had careers and teachers who have actually had professional experience to be in our classrooms.

Never Give Up: Why Disappointing A-Level Results Need Not Stop You From Landing Your Dream Job

Richard Sackey-Addo | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Sackey-Addo

This week students await their A-Level results with great expectation. I remember feeling like that too. I had two conditional offers from universities and was all set to go and study to be a physiotherapist. Then I got my results - my grades were lower than expected and I found myself in UCAS Clearing.

Good Education Is About More Than Top Marks

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

Lots of people assume that getting the best marks leads to going to the best universities, and from there to the best jobs - but this isn't entirely t...

Don't Rule Out Alternative Routes To A Degree In Finding Your Career Of Choice

Mark Farrar | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Farrar

A-Level results day is fast approaching. Thousands of young people are eagerly awaiting the results that will lead to them taking the next big step in their lives. Many will be making the choice to go to university - though they may not know which location they will be heading to next month until they have received their results...

Acting on Impulse: Building Better Habits

Erica Sosna | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

I have a confession to make.... I am impulsive......Not just spontaneous. But speed of light, slave to my desires impulsive. Sometimes it works well for me - I nab a bargain at an antique fair, respond quickly and intuitively to requests for help or discover an exciting off piste local attraction on a meandering walk in a new town or city on holiday.

Who Says Girls Aren't 'Meant' to Like Science?

Dr Sam Giles | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Sam Giles

I always knew that I would be a scientist. As a child I loved exploring the world around me; I was fascinated by fossils and had a voracious appetite for any science books, documentaries or experiments.

A Real Need, a Real Opportunity - A Career in Tech May Be Closer than You Think

Miguel Milano | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Technology is changing virtually every aspect of our lives in this mobile, hyper-connected age. It's easy to see why, when most of us carry at least one device with us at all times and we literally have an app for everything.

Woman Shares Brilliant 'I Said Yes' Photoshoot To Celebrate New Job

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Benita Abraham’s latest milestone photoshoot is nothing short of brilliant. She didn’t get engaged, nor is she pregnant - she’s been offered the...

Why University Could Be a Waste of Time for School Leavers

Adam Bradford | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

Here we are again, just a few days before the 2016 results day. Hundreds of thousands of students from across the country are eagerly awaiting their final results to find out whether or not they get that coveted University place.

My Advice If You're Thinking of Applying for an Apprenticeship

Xavier Williams | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Xavier Williams

I was just your average school student who passed his GCSEs with Cs and 1 B (Maths) and like many other young people, I left school with university as my vision. When I started college I began to understand more about apprenticeships and the chance to learn and develop skills, while also being paid...

The Future of Education: We Need People Who Can 'Make' Things

Lord Knight | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Lord Knight

As an employer I don't want people who can recall stuff because I've got computers to do that, I want people who can make stuff. And that might be making ideas, it might be making value, it might be making physical objects, but that's what we need.

What Will Theresa May's Legacy Be for Increasing the Employability of Our Young People?

Tanja Kuveljic | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Tanja Kuveljic

Our work seamlessly brings together schools and employers to deliver young people pre-employment programmes as part of the curriculum and meaningful work experience. We want to see the Government creating the environment for an open-dialogue between schools and employers. Only with this, will young people have the opportunities to succeed in roles that suit them.

What Jobs Do the World's Happiest People Do?

Izzy McRae | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

The clearest thing the data shows is that money does not have a significant impact on life satisfaction, happiness, a sense of life being worthwhile, or anxiety. Working with faith, sports, music or nature do seem to make people happy, though becoming a CEO or an elected representative also seems to do the trick.

We Neglect Our Relationships for Our Careers, or Our Careers for Our Relationships

Vincent Dignan | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

When it was a straight choice between staying in bed with her, and going to the meeting I was being paid a lot of money to attend, I wondered what I d...

Careers Advice in Schools Needs a Revolution: Let's Hope the Government Are on the Same Page

Tanja Kuveljic | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK
Tanja Kuveljic

Careers advice and work experience opportunities offered to young people as they progress through the school system have been ineffective for decades. With the issue receiving fragmented interest from successive Governments, schools have been ill equipped to provide the appropriate balance of guidance and experience that our young people need.

Stepping Out of the 9 to 5: Three Stressful Careers That You Can Turn Around

Tayana Simons | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Reaching breaking point in your current role doesn't necessarily mean you have to break away from your career completely, a side step might be just the thing you need to refresh your interest in your profession whilst freeing up more time to the other things that you enjoy. Life is about balance, stretching yourself to within an inch of your sanity is not going to do the best for you...

Women in Engineering - It's Time to Tell Our Stories

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

This day celebrates all great works of engineering, to demonstrate to young women where such a career could take them. We need all engineers from all backgrounds - not only women - to help in raising profiles. So engineers, please tell your friends, families, children's neighbours, local schools etc. what you do and how your job makes a difference to society.