UK Careers

Careers Advice for Young People Needs Our Attention

Neeha Khurana | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Neeha Khurana

We recognise that if we want to keep ahead, we need to demystify the preconceptions that surround the world of work. And as responsible employees, it is our duty to help inspire and educate the next generation, so that they can make informed decisions about their futures.

A Grades Alone Won't Pave Your Way to Success

Janvi Patel | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

A level and GCSE results have now been released and the nerve-wracking wait is finally over for thousands of students around the country. As we hear ...

Why I'd Deter Anyone From Becoming a Nurse

Clare O'Neill | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics
Clare O'Neill

The NHS is a system we all take for granted and I cannot begin to express its worth, or the worth of its employees. However, when faced with the all challenges it has had, the NHS struggles to provide the help nurses deserve, much less adequately address and support staff with chronic health problems. Nurses struggle, and their health suffers.

Season's Change: My Top Tips on Owning Autumn

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

It's hard to ignore the Back to School signs in the shop windows, the dust in the streets, the yellowing of the leaves and the shift in the air as the days get shorter. Programmed by my own years at school, then again as a teacher and parent, I can never escape the rhythm of the academic year.

Sir Richard Branson, Are You Listening? Young Commuters Face Losing Their Jobs

Georgia May | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia May

The detrimental effects this 'one change' will have is overwhelming. As a recent graduate who cannot afford to live in London, I am disgruntled to find out my daily commute to work in London from my hometown of Rugby on an open return is trebling in price from £27.60 a day to £86, more than my entire daily wage.

You Can Actually Change the World and Make Money From It!

Adam Bradford | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK
Adam Bradford

I've been taking a look into purpose beyond profit, opportunities and career paths which take you beyond the boardroom and to the heart of the world in which we live. I think you'll find it extremely fulfilling just like I did.

Six of the Best Holidays to Pimp Your CV

Cathy Winston | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

What better reason for booking a holiday than the thought it might help you get that dream job when you return? And it's not just a really convincing excuse to book a trip - with everything from volontourism to creative and practical courses, your travels are the perfect way to pimp your CV.

I Quit

Linda Ayoola | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Ayoola

To be clear, I didn't leave my job in a rude way and stomped out. No, I had mixed emotions about leaving my job. I care about many of the people there, had wonderful opportunities and enjoyed much of the job itself if I am honest.

Career Advice I Would Give My 21-Year-Old Self

Holly Peacock | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Peacock

Don't be so proud you can't bring yourself to ask for help. Take every opportunity offered to you and in the early years of your career, bite the hands off friends/connections/colleagues who offer to help you.

There's a Whole Generation That Needs Experience - Here's What You Can Do

Chris Jones | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

It's exam season again and, as usual, the focus is on who got what grades. Yet, time and time again employers tell us that what they really care about in new recruits has nothing to do with As and Bs, and everything to do with work experience.

Top Tips for Preparing for Your First Interview

James Reed | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

The interview process varies for every job - some may request a phone interview, and others a Skype interview - but most commonly, potential employers will invite you to the workplace to meet up face-to-face.

Meet The Future Of Our World: The Next Generation Changing the World For the Better

Adam Bradford | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Adam Bradford

For the past eight years I've been working with young people, young entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs across the country and abroad. It's been an eye-opener to say the least. I've had the pleasure of witnessing the talent and creativity this world's young people have and the way in which it is being suppressed and thrown away by a fickle society.

Why Not Just Throw Those Uni Offers in the Bin This Results Day?

Adam Bradford | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

I turned my back on University to set up in business and with the help of support agencies in my hometown of Sheffield I have never looked back... In the 21st Century connected world, if you put your mind to it you can definitely achieve it. Get a mentor, approach employers, take part in training opportunities and good luck!

Don't Get Swept Up in the University Frenzy, It's Not for Everyone

Luke Cutforth | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Cutforth

Thinking back to when I did my exams, the feeling of dread and worry comes flooding back. I found them unnecessarily stressful and got really frustrated because I think that exams are such a limited viewpoint into how intelligent somebody actually is.

Are Exam Results the 'B' All and End All?

BritChick Paris | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I couldn't see that exam success is not all defining. Resilience and how you handle life's knockbacks is, of course, far more important. That C was a warning sign that I never listened to, because if C stood confidence, that was a subject that I definitely had not mastered!

Geography Saved Me - Now It Threatens to Destroy Me

Chris Shaw | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Shaw

Geography, as a subject worth knowing anything about, tends to rank somewhere south of media studies and sociology in most people's estimation. The on...

Dear Graduates

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Long story short, my life has been pretty much mapped out up until now. And in some ways it's liberating to not know what's coming next. But it's also completely terrifying. So can anyone provide me with some reassurance or advice or anything really? Am I alone in feeling like this? Will things work out? What do I do next?

Mind the Skills Gap - Encouraging Diversity in STEM Industries

Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech
Coorous Mohtadi

A recent report from the Campaign for Science and Engineering highlighted that disabled individuals are less likely to work in STEM, only 8% of British engineers are women, and pupils who may be socially disadvantaged are less likely to be taught science by a specialist teacher.

Graduates, It's Okay to Not Have It Right Yet

Jasmine Andersson | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Andersson

I received a stark social media reminder that it was a year since I had graduated. Although Time Hop has always managed to greet me at the most inconv...

STEM Education - Why Everyone Is Responsible for Investment

Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Tech
Coorous Mohtadi

It's not only engineering skills that are developed by participating in student competitions. Working as part of a team on such an extensive project also helps to build transferrable skills such as team work, problem solving, critical thinking and communication; all vital in any future profession.

Are You On The Brink Of Burnout?

Jacqui Macdonald | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Macdonald

It's that brutal 3pm energy crash that renders you a sugar junkie. The annoying inability to sleep despite exhaustion. Mood swings that your nearest and dearest bear the brunt of. An increasing need for an evening tipple. Apathy for your latest project. Apathy for life. These are the signs that you're heading for burnout.

Getting Tough on Soft Skills

James Caan CBE | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

It's not just about qualifications. It's not just about education or background. How do I know? Because I didn't excel in either of these areas - instead, I actually put my own success down to something called soft skills - the vital skills such as communication, teamwork and time management which everyone needs to succeed at work and beyond.

"We Regret to Inform You That Your Application Has Been Unsuccessful": The Art of Dealing With Rejection

Sophie Bauer | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

Whether you had your heart set on a job, on a person or on a pair of Glastonbury tickets, realising that your best simply wasn't good enough is a difficult truth to face up to. So, how do you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on that grumpy pony in one smooth, seamless action?

It's Time to Change the Perceptions of Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

It's a pivotal time for the care sector. As people live longer and require more support to live life to the full in old age, the shortfall in carers is expected to reach 718,000 by 2025. We need to rise to the challenges of our ageing population, but in order to do so, we need to challenge the frankly tired and out-dated perceptions of care.

Goldman Sachs Limit Interns Work Day To 17 Hours - To Avoid Burnout

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Dedicated to giving their interns a better work/life balance, Goldman Sachs have set a strict curfew... of midnight. The world-leading investment b...