Training

Eight Things That Happen When You Sign Up to a 10K Race

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

You pretend to know what phrases like: "par two hours", "anaerobic threshold" and "inclined gradient" mean. When all you're really familiar with is "hitting the wall".

The Art of Being Authentic

Adrian Kirk | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Adrian Kirk

When we experience someone being genuine we believe them. Be that a politician, someone asking for help at work, or the member of staff in a store who genuinely seems interested in helping us. We notice when people are being real, when they forget about trying to impress but come from a genuine desire to connect with us in that moment.

Top 10 Tips for Triathlon Training

Rob Popper | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Sport
Rob Popper

I have been a triathlon coach for 9 years. Here are a few things that I have learnt along the way. A few you may not have heard before, a few you probably have heard before but are worth repeating, but all of them will help you achieve your goals.

Training: Inbetweeners Shouldn't Suffer

Kevin Young | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK
Kevin Young

While on family duty over the recent half term holiday, I was forced to sit down and watch The Inbetweeners for the first time. When it comes to TV sitcoms, I'm more of an 'Allo! 'Allo! man, and must admit it had never crossed my mind to sit down and experience life through the eyes of Will, Jay, Simon and Neil.

Teaching Needs to Be a Career as Well as a Calling

Ben Nicholls | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Nicholls

"Oh, God, not another one!" shrieked my friend, draining her drink in what should probably have been two gulps. I'd just told her, very tentatively, that whilst I hadn't considered teaching seriously as a career when I was younger, I can now see its appeal...

Your Future, Your Ambition

Jenny Garrett | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

The iniative is the latest London-wide project receiving her focused attention. Yvonne is part of the event organising team under the leadership of Tunde Akintokin of Cisco Systems enlisting the support of at least 20 main corporate organisations to help shape the hearts and minds of society's future leaders...

London Marathon: Coping With Injury

Jack Wilson | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I keeping seeing other runners, running with their precious perfectly functioning knees and I hate them all. Yes, I'm bitter. Can't even begin to imagine how gutted real athletes must be training for 4 years for one day/event only to be injured.

London Marathon - Finding Your Charity Fundraising Stress-Raising?

Jack Wilson | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

Even though I work for a charity, I am rubbish at asking for money. Sometimes I feel more apprehensive about the fundraising than the actual training. Like most Brits, I have a deeply ingrained irrational fear of 'bothering' anyone. Yes it is a challenge and yes it can be hard work but I have to keep reminding myself that it's so worth it in the end.

What Sports Psychologists Can Teach the Ad Industry

Luke Morris | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK
Luke Morris

Racing at 90mph, head-first, down an artificially frozen hill with more twists and turns than Silverstone... with no steering... on a tray. It takes a special kind of person to take up the Skeleton, with a unique set of skills: split-second decision making, nerves of carbon-fiber and razor-sharp clarity of mind...

Running With Music: Hate or Motivate?

Jack Wilson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

Running with music can be a glorious experience. When the perfect song kicks in it can take you to a place where tired legs, heavy breathing and copious amounts of sweat don't exist (or they don't bother you anymore).

Running the London Marathon? Jog on Jack!

Jack Wilson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I cannot emphasise enough just how far removed I am from those annoying people who are seemingly born with a 6-pack and effortlessly cruise through runs without breaking a sweat. It's all about hard graft for me. Like many 'growing lads', I was a victim of chronic puppy fat/grow baggage at school and running was the last thing I wanted to do.

And So the Kilimanjaro training continues... One month to go!

DJ Lora | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
DJ Lora

And so our training for the big Mount Kilimanjaro climb has begun. As you can imagine, our combination of careers means it's not that easy to get together on a regular basis to train. Having said that, I do know that everyone is prepping as much as possible.

Is the 'Skills Shortage' Actually a Language Barrier?

Donavan Whyte | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Donavan Whyte

Businesses are struggling to fill the skills gap but could lack of English language training be the problem? According to the government's skills watchdog, a sharp rise in skills shortages in the UK threatens to hold back the pace of recovery in parts of the economy.

Made a Resolution to Start a Business This Year? Here's How You Can Make It Happen

Neeta Patel | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Neeta Patel

January is generally a time for resolutions and change. Most of us have the opportunity to think and reflect on the year gone by and make plans for the year ahead. Many of us start with good intentions but I wonder how many of us actually stick with our resolutions?

My beginning

Luke Barnatt | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Sport
Luke Barnatt

When I was 21 I had never competed in any kind of martial art. I came across mixed martial arts (MMA) when a former colleague Jack Mason introduced me to the sport and it changed my life.

A Christmas HIT

David Kingsbury | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Evidence is growing that high intensity training (or HIT), which involves relatively short bursts of exercise at all out intensity, may be a more efficient exercise protocol for inducing fat loss.

Why Traineeships Offer a Win-Win Situation: A Fresh Recruitment Strategy That Gets Young People Ready to Work in Our Business

Steve Pallas | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Steve Pallas

Getting good apprentices was becoming a challenge for Nissan (NMUK). In a fast-growing manufacturing environment, we needed to make sure that we could access the best there was - young people who would learn while contributing to our growth and development, and who would be part of the company going forward.

Leadership and Profitability

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Employees do not quit jobs or companies - employees quit their managers. This is quite a provoking statement, which gives food for thought. Especially if you consider that up to 45 % of all managers do an insufficient job in the eyes of their team, as a recent survey conducted by the US consulting company Gallup reveals.

Why an Apprenticeship May Be the Key to Your Future

Arfan Ghani | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Arfan Ghani

From helping my mum around the house since I was small, to fixing my own bike, I've always had a passion for understanding how things work and helping out, so I knew that I had to find a job that would be hands-on. But I didn't know how to get there..

How to Make a Good Video Interview

Neeta Patel | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Neeta Patel

We are about to start using video interviews as an integral part of our screening process at the New Entrepreneurs Foundation. We have done this in order to increase significantly the number of people we can see (albeit virtually) before making an initial shortlist. As we are about to open applications for this year's group of New Entrepreneurs Foundation students, I thought it would be helpful to provide some tips on how to do a good video interview.

Exhausted? Talk Yourself Out of It

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Don't berate yourself during exercise. Instead tell yourself you're not as tired as your body says you are, and chances are, it will end-up becoming true.

Routes to Entrepreneurship

Neeta Patel | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Neeta Patel

In early September, 36 eager young aspiring entrepreneurs gathered at a location in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, to start their year long journey learning about entrepreneurship. The cohort is the Class of 2014 specially selected to join The New Entrepreneurs Foundation programme from nearly 1000 applicants.

Solving the Skills Gap

Charlie Mullins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Mullins

I've said time and time again, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, that we need to change the way we fund the country's apprenticeships if we are going to get anywhere with solving problems with unemployment and our skills gap.

Industry Needs to Step Up to the Plate to Address Youth Skills Shortage

Leo Quinn | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Quinn

After what seems an eternity of bad news regarding the economy, it does now appear there are indicators that the UK can begin to look ahead with renew...

UK's Failure to Grow Talent Has Nothing to Do With Immigration

Heather Rolfe | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Heather Rolfe

Ed Miliband is right to put training on the political agenda, but in pointing the finger at firms who recruit skilled migrants, he is attacking the wrong target. The proposal fails to address the lack of training and opportunities for workers in low skilled occupations and sectors, and competition for these jobs between migrants and UK born workers.