What you need to know about Apprenticeships


I was watching the BBC2 documentary series School last night. In this episode, about behaviour, an adult-looking teenage boy had been excluded from school due to repeated terrible behaviour.

The camera met him in his bedroom, where he was playing video games. “What will you do next?” we hear from behind the camera. “Uh, I’m hoping to just get an apprenticeship” he shrugs and replies.

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Why Teenagers Make Poor Life Decisions

teenage brain

Recently, I have been in conversation with a rental scam artist. Well, several, in fact, but one that was pretty convincing for a time.

He was advertising a one bed flat in Cambridge, for £640 a month. Anyone who knows anything about Cambridge would know that the price in itself is worthy of causing suspicion. Daughter of a frugal father, I still messaged the poster to see what the deal is. [Read more…]

Book Review: The Multi-Hyphen Method

The Multi-Hyphen Method

Recently, in companies I have worked for in the past, there have been a number of redundancies. I have yet to be made redundant in any role, but I am sure that the odds are stacked against me for the future. My current and my previous roles are both paid for by external funding, so it’s a very dangerous place to be in.

With that in mind, I picked up Emma Gannon’s book The Multi-Hyphen Method. I am a huge fan of Emma’s; she’s a thought leader in the future of working and has the kind of career I dream of having. She does talks, writes articles, makes podcasts. This would be the dream for me. [Read more…]

How to give a talk about yourself

giving a talk

Back when I was new in my previous job, I was asked to stand in for my boss to give a talk about my career. My boss was quite well known, had started her own business. I was someone who had just jumped from a year-long stint in apprenticeship recruitment into this company.

I said yes to the opportunity but I felt like a fraud. Why would these people want to know about my career – I have done nothing?

The theme was alternative careers in education, so I detailed my work in Japan, what I had done in the apprenticeship company and what my new role was. I peppered my slides with photos of me along my journey. [Read more…]

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