Higher and Degree Apprenticeships: An alternative to the university degree

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships: An alternative to the university degree

In recent years, the landscape of higher education has witnessed a revolutionary shift with the emergence of higher and degree apprenticeships. These innovative programs offer a unique blend of academic learning and on-the-job training, presenting a compelling alternative to traditional university routes. In this article, we will delve into what higher and degree apprenticeships entail,…

Building Confidence in Your Skills and ‘Selling’ Yourself for College, Apprenticeship or Job Interviews

Building Confidence in Your Skills and ‘Selling’ Yourself for College, Apprenticeship or Job Interviews

Being asked to ‘sell yourself’ and demonstrate self-promotion is a daunting prospect for most students and young people. But Building confidence in your skills is important, not just for application forms and personal statements, but also when asked in-person to describe your skills during interviews for college, sixth form, apprenticeships or jobs.  First you’ll need…

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is a common experience for students, and it can feel like an insurmountable obstacle to success. The good news is that with the right strategies and mindset, you can overcome test anxiety and perform your best during exams. Check out our top tips for stress-free studying and conquering test anxiety. Understanding Test Anxiety…

Accepting a job offer

Accepting a job offer

Not sure how to go about accepting a job offer? We can help… Congratulations! You’ve got the job! After all your hard work in preparing for interviews and trying to impress, these are the words you’ve been waiting to hear. But what do you do next?  You probably feel relieved, excited or maybe even surprised…

Starting your new job

Starting your new job

Your first day, week or month in a new job can be understandably nerve-wrecking. Even though it’s exciting to be starting your new job, there’s lots to learn too. It can be scary and a little stressful trying to make the right first impression with your boss and your co-workers.  But don’t worry, we’ve got…

Everything you need to know about appraisals at work

Everything you need to know about appraisals at work

Time for the yearly appraisals at work? Don’t panic. Appraisals are an important part of reviewing your performance, but also about addressing anything you’re struggling with and identifying opportunities to help you develop. Whilst every company’s appraisal process will be slightly different, they usually follow the same format. Here’s what you should expect in your…

Soft and Hard Skills

Soft and Hard Skills

Having analysed thousands of job listings, recruitment app Debut has revealed the most in-demand ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills employers are looking for. But first, what exactly are ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills? What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are acquired through training, practice, and education.  Therefore, any skills that are taught in some form are classed as a…

BTECs or NVQs? Common Questions and Differences

BTECs or NVQs? Common Questions and Differences

As students embark on their educational journeys, the diversity of qualifications available can be both exciting and overwhelming. Two popular options, BTECs (Business and Technology Education Council) and NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications), often spark questions about their differences, popularity, employer preferences, and potential pathways. In this article, we’ll explore these questions to help you make…

A Comprehensive Guide to BTECs

A Comprehensive Guide to BTECs

As you navigate the diverse landscape of educational qualifications, BTECs stand out as a valuable and versatile option. From practical skills to specialized knowledge, BTECs offer a unique approach to learning that caters to a variety of career pathways. In this guide to BTECs, we’ll explore what BTECs are, the subjects you can choose, their…

Are A-Levels harder than GCSEs? Key things you need to know

Are A-Levels harder than GCSEs? Key things you need to know

Embarking on the A-Level journey is a significant step for students, often characterized by a sense of excitement and trepidation. The transition from GCSEs to A-Levels brings a unique set of challenges, as the academic landscape evolves, demanding increased depth of knowledge and higher levels of critical thinking. In this article, we’ll explore whether A-Levels…

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