An overrding feeling of worry by young people making decisions

Exam season is somewhat over, summer holidays are within reaching distance and many young people will now be thinking “what next”. In line with the renewed focused on careers guidance and education, we spent last week with pupils in year 10 and above in three schools in The London Borough of Hounslow. From workshops to…

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5 Top tips for GCSE students from award winning apprentice

GCSEs are hugely important qualifications that you spend most of your school career preparing for. But how important are they later on in life when you’re choosing your career? For me, my GCSEs were really important in helping me decide what sort of job I wanted. I work as an Apprentice Scientist now at MedImmune…

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Your story through your lens – experience over advice

tell your story through your lens

Careers advice for young people needs a rename and a rebrand.   Leaving education for employment is one of the hardest steps a young person will take. Although a life milestone that every working adult will have taken, the processes, policies and practices are constantly changing. It’s controversial but we are asking that for the…

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There’s always time for a new choice: ACA in your Thirties

Collection of books depicting making choices is always an option

At twenty-five years of age I was financing a billion-dollar crude oil position in the South African Government’s strategic stockpile facility. I was handling Trade Finance for the jewel in the crown of an energy trading company, and it was awesome. Sure, it is a job, but dealing with $180 million transactions for two-million barrel…

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The whole truth and nothing but the truth

Meet a young lawyer working in Surrey   My name is Lucy and I am a current trainee solicitor with TWM Solicitors which is a leading South East law firm. I want to give three of my best tips for any aspiring lawyer – applicable whether you’re in school, university or a graduate! Firstly, there…

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My Life as a Midwife

Hello! My name is Hollie and I’m a midwife! I qualified in September 2017 and am currently working at a hospital in Surrey. My job involves working in all different parts of maternity services so no two days are ever the same but in celebration of International Day of the Midwife I thought I would…

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Do subjects at school have brand power?


Many cultures and even sub- demographics within society have been defined as ‘community over individuals’ – meaning that “what others think” can take priority over what any one person wants to do. Whilst this combined with the value of brands, may be accepted as status quo in many aspects of daily life, does it have…

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