How to get a Job without a Degree

Students go to university for a variety of reasons. Some want to make more friends and expand their circles. Some want to make their parents happy, and some want to experience what living away from home feels like for the first time. These are all valid responses – but they are not exactly true. Ultimately…

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Benefits of Graduates 

There is a misconception that graduates come into the business lacking work experience and are hard work to get up to speed. However, most of the students we work with have already attained work experience, through part time jobs whilst studying, internships or a yearlong sandwich placement. Of course, they would still need to continue learning but they will be able to contribute to the business from day…

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Starting University a “Good to Know” Guide

Going into university can be confusing, scary, andoverwhelming, I know the feeling of having a million questions, friends and family aren’t much help and Google is just making it all more confusing! As my family had all gone to university in different countries, I didn’t have much help when it came to options and decisions,…

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Further Education Glossary Part Three: Levels of Qualifications

If like me, you graduated in the last millennium, you can be forgiven for being confused by the many different labels applied to university level qualifications. Add to this the fact that you can now study for a degree at a local college and/or through an apprenticeship and you can end up baffled. This useful…

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Further Education Glossary Part One: University Labels

There are so many different labels attached to the university population. As an employer, it can be difficult to navigate the graduate landscape when you don’t have a clear grasp of what’s on offer. In the first of our series of Education Glossary blogs, we explore what to call the pool of usually younger (but…

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The Five Ps to Securing a Work Placement

As an undergraduate studying History at the University of Leeds, I was one of the many students unsure as to whether to take a year out in industry and I struggled to secure a work placement when my search began. Many questioned how practical a humanities degree could be in real life industries and I…

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Step – Autumn Careers Fairs 2021

Although we cant meet you all in person, we are happy to announce that we will be attending the Careers Fairs listed below. Some of these will include our Think Big Choose Small presentation which focuses on the benefits of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s) and how to find them in your internship/placement and…

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Starting University a “Good to Know” Guide: Student Accommodation

Going to university can be confusing, scary, and overwhelming, I know the feeling of having a million questions. Friends and family aren’t much help and Google is just making it all more bewildering! Especially when it comes to student accommodation. As my family went to university in different countries, I didn’t have much help when…

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Further Education Glossary Part Four : Where Can You Complete Higher Education?

Before 1992, the UK operated a clearly hierarchical system where older and more traditional universities where more highly regarded than colleges offering more technical or vocational qualifications. But the Further and Higher Education Act of 1992 changed the university landscape.  Almost 30 years on however, many of the assumptions and prejudices about what makes a…

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Further Education Glossary Part Two: Work & Employability

Students and Graduates are a rich source of talent and should be a part of any organisation’s succession planning strategy.  Engaging with a university can be baffling for an outsider and there are many different routes in. In part two of our glossary of higher education terms, we investigate the words and phrases used to…

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How Volunteering Can Boost Your Undergraduate Placement Search

Being a student during COVID-19 has been difficult. Remote learning as well as lack of social interaction has affected many students’ ability to learn and gain university classroom experience.    Having been in my second year of university and studying on the BA Marketing Sandwich course, I was pushed by my tutors and university employment…

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Brexit: Will Leaving the EU Affect Graduate Jobs?

In these uncertain times businesses and candidates are looking now more than ever for opportunities in a market which has, for too long, looked bleak. This blog acknowledges the challenges faced by businesses post-Brexit and explores what these challenges mean for the graduate job market.   Negative Impact on British Businesses Brexit, a seemingly never-ending…

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