Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Science, Engineering and Technology Careers

For all you budding scientists, technologists, or engineers, one critisism often cited about future careers is that you don't know what jobs are out there! Well, to support the weekly job suggestions in the student bulletin, you may want to link to the website below. It really is a mine full of information.

Click link... http://www.scenta.co.uk/careers.cfm

This link will take you to the careers section of the scenta website, where there are many useful pages of information, covering topics such as Apprenticeships, Graduate study, what subjects to study, job profiles, even job searching. It's easy to use and a great place to fill in any gaps in your knowledge.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Interested in Engineering?

For those students interested in Engineering at University, check out the following article taken from the Cambridge Network - News link on the right hand side of the frontpage today.


It's a great example of how engineering projects can become really exciting when studying at University.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

What is the third sector?

For those of you who haven't heard of the term "The Third Sector," it relates to work in Charities. Now charity work may not be everyones cup of tea, or it may simply be an area you haven't given any consideration to, however, it can be very rewarding way to earn your living whilst feeling good about putting something back into society.

Click here to watch a short film giving advice about charity work. Furthermore, if you use the search engine available on the linked site, you should be able to find links to specific Charities and short films about working in these organisations.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

What can you do to improve your CV?

For those of you who are interested in extra-curricular activities, consider the advert below. It would certainly go a long way to improve your CV if you got involved...

28th Cambridge Scout Group

Enthusiastic volunteers needed to help exisiting leaders of local Beaver, Cub and Scout Sections.
This is an ideal opportunity for those working towards their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme or thinking of career in education or working with young people.
Our Meetings are held a the Scout HQ on Flamsteed Road, off Cherry Hinton Road and run from 5pm to 9.30 on Tuesdays Term time only.

Interested? Please contact me on 01223 510357 or via email.

Yours in scouting,

Denise Owen
BSL 28th Cambridge Scout Group

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Ever thought about setting up your own business?

Click the following link for an interesting article on experiences of small business entrepreneurs...

Setting up a Business?

The Future of Apprenticeships

It is difficult to know which way future Governments will turn in relation to the direction of education and the world of work, but it perhaps comforting to know that the Conservative Party wish to remain committed to Apprenticeships, shoult they take control. Click here for a recent article regarding their plans for Apprenticeships.

Films update - Business

Of course, those of you who have had the forsight to take a Business/Business Studies course will no doubt know that one of the advantages of this course is that it allows you a lot of scope for your career development in the future. There are so many different directions it can take you in the world of work.

Click on the following links to watch some short films from the Business World...

Laura, Apprenticeship in Business Administration, in St Neots: http://www.careersbox.co.uk/films/sealedair/

Richard and Jo, Apprenticeship in Business Administration with Stevenage Borough Council:

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Information leaflets - just come and take one!

For those of you who haven't been in to the Careers Department lately, please note that there is a new Leaflet Stand by the entrance. Anyone can take a leaflet(s) and if that spurs you on to greater interest, you can discuss this with either the Department staff, or arrange an interview with our Connexions Personal Advisers.

We have the following leaflets available:

Job Applications
Coping with interviews
Taking a year out
What next? Options after advanced qualifications
Opportunities with one A level
Employment at 18+ with advanced level qualifications
Choosing your higher education
Ideas for higher education courses
Higher education - how to apply
Higher education in Europe
Finance for students
Sponsorship, scholarships and charitable trusts

How to find out information about Financial Services

For those of you who found the films about Accounting interesting, try linking to the web address below. This will take you to the Financial Services Skills Council site where you can find lots of information about the industry, qualifications and training etc.

Go on, you know you want to...
Click here... Financial Services Skills Council

The New Diplomas

Click on the following link to watch a selection of short films regarding the new "Diploma".

You can see a trailer about the qualification, watch an overview of the Diploma following a day in the life of a group of friends exploring what it's all about.

There is a third short film about a group of young people quizzing education leaders about Diploma facts, and finally, film four shows what high profile business leaders think of the qualification.

Click here... http://yp.direct.gov.uk/diplomas/

If you want to see information about particular Diplomas, access films from the bottom of the page on the web link above too.

Job information and short films

Every fortnight I will be putting a number of weblinks here in my blog. Just click on each link to access a short film about a different job. Hear what young people have to say about their experiences and pick up some useful tips.

This could be just what you need to develop new ideas, or confirm that your existing ideas are the right way forward.

If you want further information, come on down to the Careers Department on C Corridor and we will see if we can help you.

This weeks topic is "Accountancy" and jobs linked to it. A job area that is NOT just for graduates...

Student Promotions Adviser. Click below...
Accounting Technician. Click below...
Group Financial Accountant. Click below...
Product Controller, Senior Specialist. Click below...