The Blog

Month: March 2018

The benefits of employing older jobseekers for your company

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The number of companies hiring older job seekers is on the rise.   According to the most recent government employment statistics, “The number of people aged 50 and over in employment has grown strongly in recent years,” increasing by 14.2%.   What’s more, over the next ten years, UK employers will need to fill around 13.5 million vacancies, with [Read more…]

Career Guide: Hospitality and Catering

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Have you already got your qualification and want to know what you can do with it? Or are you just starting out and are ready to be inspired by the opportunities available in this exciting, varied and fast-paced industry? Read on to find out more.   The hospitality and catering industry covers hotels, restaurants, pubs, [Read more…]

Workplace problems: How to deal with a difficult boss

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The second article in a new series where we take an in-depth look at common workplace problems.   Read: What to do when your boss expects too much   Unfortunately, we don’t live in a world where every manager is good one. However, we do live in a world where you can choose to respond [Read more…]

New to the job market? Trends you need to know about

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

If it’s been a while since you’ve been a job seeker, or you are entering the job market for the first time, here’s what you need to know about the employment landscape in 2018.   Social Media is an increasingly important job search tool   According to statistics from, 70% of companies are now [Read more…]

How to answer the 3 toughest interview questions

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Don’t be caught off guard by these tough interview questions.   1. What is your greatest weakness? This question is tough because it asks you to reveal something negative about yourself. Say something too negative and you risk costing yourself the job. Lie, and you risk looking like you’re hiding something. Plus, interviewers will be [Read more…]

Crunch time as Dragons Den contestant visits Oldham College

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

John Tague, the founder of Liverpool based independent crisp company and Dragon’s Den contender, attended Oldham College on Friday, 26th January. He spoke with Enterprise and Business students about what is important in business and the lessons he’s learned. Mr Tague successfully secured a deal with investors Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones after a bidding [Read more…]

Michelle Ruse: Performing Arts graduate finds success in her dream industry

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Michelle Ruse studied Performing Arts at BTEC and HND at Oldham College. After years working in the performing arts industry, Michelle shared her fascinating career journey. Here is her story.   “College changed my life,” Michelle said when she spoke to the Oldham College Alumni Team. “I cannot praise Oldham College enough.”     Being [Read more…]