Careers

  • eCLIPS: the trusted online careers resource

    By Education Today on February 23, 2017
    A report by the Sub-Committee for Education, Skills and the Economy* raised concerns about the number of careers websites and how to know which ones can be trusted. eCLIPS has been chosen by schools for over 25 years because they know that the content is accurate and current. The eCLIPS authors are qualified careers professionals and experienced careers writers who […]
  • eCLIPS helps students make well-informed decisions

    By Education Today on January 24, 2017
    A report by City & Guilds* confirmed that some careers are being missed by young people because only the most obvious jobs are being considered. Access to high quality careers information is vital for ensuring that a wide range of careers are explored. eCLIPS helps students make well-informed decisions for their future. The online careers resource contains up-to-date, student-friendly profiles […]
  • Toshiba helps UK’s top air conditioning students

    By Jonathan Swift on October 26, 2016
    Toshiba has organised a programme of training courses around the country to help students prepare for their participation in the national SkillFRIDGE finals, which take place at the NEC in November. The programme covers technical knowledge and practical skills in relation to residential and light commercial air conditioning, including installation, servicing and maintenance. Students successfully completing the course will gain […]
  • The Marketors throws down the gauntlet to Westminster Kingsway Apprentices

    By Jonathan Swift on October 24, 2016
    The Worshipful Company of Marketors, “The Marketors”, has announced the launch of its Enterprise Challenge in which the apprentices at Westminster Kingsway College are tasked with demonstrating that “Marketing for Good is Good Marketing”. Apprentices from companies such as Nielsen’s, Westminster Wealth Management, Urban Planters, Rain Cloud Victoria, Axiom TDM and Ufford Park Hotel will be competing for a prestigious […]
  • New schools careers initiative to plug digital skills gap

    By Jonathan Swift on June 30, 2016
    A new school careers scheme is addressing teachers’ lack of understanding about the digital industries and the shortage of up-to-date information on how school leavers can get digital jobs. Digital Advantage was set up in response to feedback from creative and digital employers who think the national curriculum and classroom careers advice is failing to equip school leavers with the […]
  • Kent CP initiative from IB gains momentum with 27 schools

    By Jonathan Swift on April 6, 2016
    A further 18 schools in Kent have joined an initiative to offer the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Career-related Programme (CP) from September 2017, taking the total number of schools involved to 27. The initiative is the second phase of a successful CP pilot, initiated by Kent County Council in partnership with IB, which commenced in 2012. The CP is designed for […]
  • State ‘old school tie’ network inspires current generation of students

    By Jonathan Swift on June 30, 2015
    A caterer, an actress and an accountant were among professionals going back to their old school to inspire the current generation to academic success and career confidence under a scheme setting up ‘old school tie’ networks in state schools and colleges. Sixteen alumni returned to Parliament Hill School, Highgate Road, London, part of the LaSWAP sixth form consortium, under the […]
  • Helping BME teachers into leadership roles

    By Jonathan Swift on June 1, 2015
    Only 104 secondary school headteachers in the UK are from Black Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds in the UK– that’s just 3%. With some schools seeing 70% of students from a BME background, this means that the staff makeup simply does not reflect the student body. A new, government-backed scheme aims to tackle this inequality by providing professional development opportunities for […]
  • 100,000 sign up to state “old school tie” networks

    By Jonathan Swift on March 2, 2015
    A 100,000 strong army of former state students is marching back to school giving state students across Britain access to the ‘old school tie’ networks favoured by many private schools. From bankers to lawyers, plumbers to choreographers, ex-state school everyday heroes are boosting the career opportunities of the current generation at their old state school by acting as inspirational and […]