Top 5 ways to improve your CV
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How to help your child with job applications
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Job versus career: what's the difference and why should I plan ahead?
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What are soft skills and why are they important?
Soft skills is a term often used by careers advisors and employers to describe the kind of essential personal skills and social capabilities people need to be able to do most jobs. Find out about some of the key skills that will help you in the future.
Careers websites recommended for University research
UCAS : www.ucas.ac.uk The central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education, Includes information and services for prospective students and parents.
What Uni?: www.whatuni.com Degree listings, university reviews, students can compare degree details; to assist students in researching university/degree choices
Russell Group universities: www.russellgroup.ac.uk Russell Group universities are committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research.
Which university? www.university.which.co.uk A free and independent way to search and compare UK degree courses and universities; find the best one for you, with insider tips
Open days: www.opendays.com Directory of university and college open days. Offers calendars, open day descriptions, contact information and useful advice
University taster days: www.universitytasterdays.com is a unique, invaluable and up-to-date source of university taster events, workshops and open days.
Further recommended websites for career planning
Local colleges - Prospectuses are available in the LRC
Buckinghamshire College Group (previously Amersham and Wycombe College)
Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)
University Technical College Aylesbury
University Technical College Reading
Apprenticeships - National Apprenticeship Service
ASK Apprenticeships – apprenticeship provider
Students can register directly with AIM who will be able to assist them in finding an Apprenticeship vacancy and support them through the application process.
Once registered students will be able to access the C.V. Builder and the general advice centre
Opportunities in Buckinghamshire - Wannabe Bucks
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