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Monthly Archives: November 2017

  • Job Profiles: Carpenter/Joiner

    An image showing a carpenter at work Carpentry has been around for quite a long time. In fact, since the ancient times. Some would say carpentry is dying trade. But I actually disagree. Carpentry is still as important as it was many years ago. And so is joinery. And since there is a demand for carpenters and joiners around the UK, there is no shortage of work available. But before we go into how carpentry and joinery are so important, lets define the two so you know what the difference is: Joiner —  A joiner is a craftsman who makes wooden pieces out of raw materials. Carpentry — a carpenter is someone who uses the wood the joiner makes to craft either a structure or a sculpture.

    Why Should You Become A Carpenter/Joiner?

    Well, for one thing, there is a demand for carpenters and joiners in the construction sect ...
  • Teachers To Be Barred From Setting Exam Papers?

    an image with word teach Teachers in the UK could soon find themselves barred from setting their own exam papers after an Ofqual inquiry was launched in the summer following revelations that teachers at some leading independent schools in England leaked exam questions to students. According to the Daily Telegraph, educators employed by exam boards would only be permitted to come up with individual questions, which would then be selected at random for future tests. Another idea being considered is allowing teachers to set exams but prevent them from teaching the courses to their own students. Or teachers could be allowed to prepare multiple exam papers but ...
  • How to Progress Into Management In The Construction Sector

    an image of construction manager overseeing staff on construction site. When venturing into the world of the construction sector, only a few decide to look at moving up the career ladder. That said, many individuals don't even consider pursuing a management level role. This is purely due to the lack of resource and information on the possibilities of doing so. Well, great news for those of you working in construction who are reading this post - there is certainly a way. In fact, multiple ways. Achieving the much sought after promotion at your workplace is not purely down to your on-paper fact sheet. It is down to your character that is shown in and out of work hours. In this blog post, we'll look at some common ...
  • What Does An Early Years Practitioner Do?

    an image of a girl blowing bubbles. What a child is exposed to during their early stages of their life plays a very important factor. It shapes their personality and their behaviour. And these two key traits lay the groundwork for the child's future. With this in mind, it is important to have the right people be involved during the child's early years. This is why it is crucial to allow the child the spend time with an early years practitioner. These trained professionals know how to approach and demonstrate the correct behaviour in front of a child. Showing the correct characteristics to a child is really important. It helps to build that all important relationship with a child. If you're interested in becoming an Early Years Practitioner, then this blog post will give you a good introduction. And to begin, we will talk ...
  • 3 Underrated Jobs That Are Actually Exciting

    two women talking about careers As the mentality of millennials inspired a handful of alternative generations, the general love and appreciation for some niche sectors has been lost along the way. While setting high bars in terms of salary and status is motivating and socially accepting, there are dozens of underrated jobs. Many of these underrated jobs carry day-to-day excitement in forms of intrinsic rewards, valuable knowledge, and gaining skills that will last a lifetime and more. Sure, they may not seem financially rewarding as other popular roles. And some will frown upon you for doing so. But you have remember that a large majority of us will spend a huge chuck of our lives in work. And it is really important that you do something that you like. So, don't be phased by what anyone else says about your vocation. ...
  • 3 Things You Need a CSCS Card For

    construction worker pouring concrete Since its introduction back in 1995, the CSCS card  has played an important role in shaping the UK construction sector as we see it today, in terms of health and safety regulations. It is the main reason why we see construction workers and managers wearing helmets and hi-vis jackets on a construction site. But the CSCS card it not just for health and safety purposes on a construction site. There are other things  where having a CSCS card can serve as a benefit. And this posts aims to share 3 very important areas where a CSCS card can help you:

    Seeking Employment 

    If you are looking for a job in the construction sector or you want a step up from your current role, obtaining a CSCS card can help your progression. This will show the employer that you have taken the ne ...