The fall of 3aaa and the world of apprenticeships

3aaa apprenticeships

This week we saw the apprenticeship “giant” 3aaa (otherwise known as Aspire, Achieve, Advance) go into administration.

Apprentices and employers across the country are affected, and around 500 staff are now looking for jobs.

As a former employee of 3aaa, I wanted to unpack this a bit. [Read more…]

Why asking yourself why is the key

Why

Recently I’ve been helping a lot of students with their personal statements for university applications. It’s been quite an insightful experience, and I really love speaking with students about what they want to achieve, however, many of the documents given to me start with: [Read more…]

Do We Have to be Mindful of Anxiety in Young People?

young people anxiety

A couple of weeks ago I came across the following viral tweet:

It’s interesting because it’s a conversation I’ve been having with a lot of different people recently, so I wanted to break it down today.

Before I begin I’d like to say that I am not a medical expert on anxiety or mental health and never will I claim to be. My post is just here to explore all areas of this issue. [Read more…]

The Modern Meaning of Life

Careers Advice

I’ve recently found SO MANY amazing resources that are helping me in my work. Firstly, a colleague recommended me the books GCSE Mindset and the A Level equivalent (A Level Mindset) which are excellent resources for motivational activities to do with students. The books are teacher-centred so wouldn’t be the kind of thing you’d just give a young person (unlike the book I’m writing…)

At work I’m slowly creating lesson plans for these books’ activities which I’ll be sharing on my brand new resources page! [Read more…]

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