• Time to Apply

    Leisure Courses for Adults are very popular and many will be filled, well before the start date, so  if you are thinking about a course to develop your existing skills/talents, to learn something new, to meet people or just for fun, you need to explore options now and enrol as soon as you possibly can. 

  • Dreading the thought of the next 20 /30 years in work?  Want to do something different but don’t know what?

    Then it’s time for a career review

    Whether we like it or not, our working life is getting longer!

  • Now that we are all back at work and the seasonal festivities are fading into the background, it is time to take stock and plan ahead for the rest of 2014, particularly if you are unhappy with your work role, either wanting to get into work, or looking for a career change.

    It is still possible to get/change jobs, even in the current economic climate, but it is not easy and will take time and effort on your part, so it is really important to ensure you are heading in the right direction.

  • Background Research:

    Over half of Britain’s employees are unhappy at work, with over a third of them seriously considering leaving their jobs” according to Mercer’s “What’s Working TM”  research amongst 2,400 UK workers in over 1,000 private sector organisations – part of a global survey of nearly 30,000 employees in 17 countries.

    Levels of personal satisfaction are declining is commitment to the employer   “Many ……feeling vulnerable and generally unhappy with their lot.”

  • Latest Unemployment Figures

    Current figures (Sept 2013) show “unemployment is 2,487,000, down 27,000 from last month's published figure, quarterly headline down 24,000” Office for National Statistics (ONS). On the face of it, this is good news but there are many underlying issues affecting people in work. 

    Under Employed?

  • Qualifications are playing an increasingly important role in ensuring success in the workplace and labour market. If you want to improve your job prospects it is well worth considering a course for ongoing personal development, to gain new skills or to provide accreditation for existing skills.  The vast majority of courses start in September, but don’t wait until then to apply as  a popular course may will be filled, well before the start date and undersubscribed one will be cancelled! So, if you are considering a course and have not yet applied, you need to do so now 

  • Courses for Adults are very popular and many will be filled, well before the start date, so  if you are thinking about a course to develop your existing skills/talents, to learn something new, to meet people or just for fun, you need to explore options now and enrol as soon as you possibly can. 

  • Check out below how the different Personality Styles view rules

    ENTJ: I make the rules.

    ESTJ: I've written down the rules and made copies for everyone.

    ESFJ: I've bent over backwards to fulfill all the rules.

    ENFJ: Rules are great – they help us be better people.

    INTJ: I've discovered all the inconsistencies with the rules and therefore consider them void.

    INFJ: These rules are not benefiting me. I'm making up my own rules.

    ISTJ: I've completed everything according to the rules.

  • Did you know that the highest number of divorces, in 2011, was amongst men and women aged 40 to 44 according to the Office for National Statistics?  

  • A Skills based or Functional Cv is often the best option. This is particularly the case if you are looking for a career change, have a break in your work history or have a chequered background. This type of CV focuses on your transferable skills and the expertise you are offering rather than evidencing your experience under the heading of each role you have held. This means any prospective employer can see, at a glance, if you have the required skills/expertise without having to pick through the whole document. 

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