UK Careers

Making The Most Of Change

Neeha Khurana | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Neeha Khurana

If there's one thing about which we can be certain, it's that we will all face change - whether in our personal lives, in politics or at work. Change means different things to different people and affects us in ways we don't necessarily anticipate. To manage through and get the most out of change, we all need our own personal tool-kit to help us to not only cope, but to thrive.

Future Filmmakers And Educators: What Do You Need To Know?

Julia Wagner | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

The current state of film education has been on my mind. I am launching a film studies course in January, based at London's historic Phoenix cinema an...

We're Writing A Great Story For Young People...

Adam Bradford | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

Forget Trump, forget Brexit, forget it all! I have a new story to tell you today - and that's about the way in which young people are taking matters into their own hands and shaping the future of the world they'd like to see.

Playing Catch Up

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kanarian Kindred

As the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday three years ago, I should have been filled with anticipation of a phenomenal new chapter. Instead, I ...

Is A Pay Increase The Only Way To Motivate Employees?

Sasha G Brown | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

A number of studies over the years have reported how money is a major sub-motivator when it comes to jobs. And even though money does put food on the ...

Five Ways To Develop Confidence In The Workplace: The Woman's Guide To Being Heard In A Competitive Career Landscape

Rachel Gilmore | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Gilmore

But without confidence, competency will only take you so far. Unfortunately in today's workplace, too many perfectly capable women lack the confidence required to progress in their careers.

Can Age Ever Be More Than Just A Number?

Darain Faraz | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Darain Faraz

I believe that businesses need to do more to re-engage older generations in the world of work today. As employers we have a responsibility - as well as a clear commercial opportunity - to encourage older people to look again at new careers and make it easier for them to switch roles.

Unpaid Internships Should Not Be Banned By Government

Liam Bywater | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Bywater

If internships are scrapped then fellow students like myself won't receive opportunities from companies and as a result we will find it more difficult to obtain a job

Less Talk, More Action Is Needed To Get Young People Into Engineering

Charis Lestrange | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech
Charis Lestrange

There are so many people who don't understand, like 12 year old me, and don't know the extent of the problems that engineers solve. These people could be our future engineers, our future workforce and our future students inspired to study maths and science at A Level.

How To Kickstart Your Career In Data Science

Bhoopathi Rapolu | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech
Bhoopathi Rapolu

The financial services, retail and eCommerce sectors are leading the charge in hiring data scientists to help them better understand different audience segments and target them with products and offerings that are tailored to their tastes.

A Letter To My Fellow Twenty-Somethings...

Emma Hedile Al-munshi | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hedile Al-munshi

My job revolved around assisting other people realise their own full potential, which is something I do really enjoy, and still enjoy to this day. But it wasn't until the closing ceremony of this particular event that I turned around and thought to myself, "But what have I done for me?"

Not All Well-Paying Careers Require A University Education. Here Are 12 Of The Best

Holly Jayne Barry | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Jayne Barry

As more and more people are going to university and competition for jobs is heating up, for those who haven't been to university a high-paying job can seem as far away as the moon. There are many professions, however, that don't require a degree in order to succeed, just as having a degree does not guarantee well-paid success.

Career Crossroad: How A Personality Test Led To A Career Change

Genelle Aldred | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

A conversation with a friend's husband a few months ago must have lodged itself in my subconscious somewhere. His work coach had him take a test to find out his core strengths. He realised the job he had didn't really match up, so changed it to a job that suited what he was good at and is loving life.

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...