The Blog

Month: July 2018

4 reasons you could benefit from doing an apprenticeship

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Apprenticeships are available across a wide variety of industries and are a great way for 16-24 year olds to earn while they get a qualification. Here we explore the full range of benefits an apprenticeship can bring to your career plans.   1. You can do an apprenticeship in almost any industry Apprenticeships aren’t just [Read more…]

How testimonials inspire our current students to succeed

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Want to make an impact on the education and careers of our current or future students? Providing a testimonial is one of the quickest and easiest ways to do just that.   Think about what you wish someone had told you when you were at Oldham College. What pearls of wisdom would have pushed you [Read more…]

Great podcasts to kickstart your career during your commute

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The average Briton spends nearly 2 hours commuting to and from work every day.   What’s more, a study has shown that the longer a person’s journey is to work, the lower their job satisfaction. The research by the University of the West of England found that “a 20 minute increase in commute time is [Read more…]

A-Z of Tech Lingo (L-P)

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The world of tech can be a confusing place full of complicated terms and theories. Are you new to the world of tech? Or do you just want to be informed about what’s going on? After all, advances in technology affect all of us.   This is the latest article in a series where we [Read more…]

How to choose the right internship for your career ambitions

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Today’s job market is highly competitive for recent graduates. What’s more, it seems like even the most junior positions are demanding years of experience from their candidates. As a result, internships are increasingly becoming the norm for those trying to get their foot in the door of a new industry.   The latest market research from Highfliers.co.uk shows [Read more…]

Power of Persuasion – tips for persuasive writing

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Being able to write persuasively is one powerful skill to have. Whether you’re writing an essay, a proposal, an article, a review, an advert, or even a letter to your MP, being able to convince your audience to side with your point of view is essential to success.   Here we explain some of the [Read more…]

Are you still following this out-dated careers advice?

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Not all career advice is good career advice. In a constantly evolving workplace, some of the career advice you have heard in the past has become a little old fashioned. Here we show you how these rules are adapting to a more modern working environment.   Keep your work and home life separate   Before: [Read more…]