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Job References

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If you’re job hunting after recently having arrived in the UK, you’ll know there’s a whole process to go through. First organise getting your National insurance number and sort out practicalities like bank accounts.

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Apprenticeships

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The idea of apprenticeships is nothing new; for centuries young people have learned from older craftsmen over a period of years, completing on the job training and developing skills.






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Top Tips for Interview Technique

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Congratulations – your job application has been successful, and you’ve been invited along for an interview. It’s a daunting prospect for anyone, more so for someone who has recently arrived in the UK to work or study.






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Getting a Job With No Experience

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It’s the age old problem – you can’t get a job without having experience, but how do you get experience in the first place if you can’t get a job?






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Do You Have to Retire at Retirement Age?

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We’re all living longer than ever, and with people remaining active well into their 70s or later, many aren’t ready to give up work when they hit retirement age. So what are the rules around choosing to work later, and what are the implications for National Insurance and pensions?






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10 Jobs Which are Dying Out

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Technological progress has changed the way we work for ever. Gone are the thousands of jobs in heavy industry, and more of us than ever are employed in the service sector. There’s no sign of the rate of change slowing, so what jobs could we see disappear over the next decade or so?






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Best Companies to Work For

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Complaining about your employer and colleagues is a British national sport. We all like to have a moan about how dreadful our boss is and how we’re expected to work our fingers to the bone for little reward, but in reality, most employers do care about their staff and their working conditions.






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Top Tips for a Stand Out CV

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When you’re looking for a job, the most important tool you have is a killer CV. Often employers will ask for a CV and covering letter, and use these to determine who to ask for interview. Your CV is a statement of who you are and what you can do.






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What Degree Has the Highest Employment Rate?

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If you’re finishing school shortly or considering going back into education after some years working, one of the main considerations is how likely you are to find employment at the end of it all. Universities pull together statistics showing how many of their undergraduates leave with a job to go to.






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What are the Political Parties Saying About National Insurance?

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Few people were expecting a General Election this summer, but a surprise announcement by the Prime Minister set the date for the election as 8th June. As part of the election process, the parties all issue manifestos – a statement of proposed policies and what they plan to do if they are elected to government.






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