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Month: April 2017

“Which apprenticeship is right for you?” Ask AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk is a website for school and college students, with jobs, advice and information on apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and sponsored degrees. It also includes news and features about school leaver options, and produces careers advice material for schools and colleges. Below, they give us their advice on choosing an apprenticeship. There has never been a better [Read more…]

5 highest paid jobs in the UK and how we can help you get there

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The Office for National Statistics has released the highest paying jobs of 2016 in the UK. Here’s what they are and how courses at Lewisham Southwark College can help you on your way to achieving them. If you’re lucky enough to already be dong one of these jobs, we’d love to hear in the comments [Read more…]

Careers in the Arts – an interview with a leading arts recruiter

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Sophie Macpherson Ltd is a headhunting and recruitment firm based in London, serving prestigious arts world businesses and cultural organisations across the globe, such as White Cube, Sotheby’s, Science Ltd (Damien Hirst’s studio) and Pelham Communications. We spoke to Sophie Macpherson and her team about what it takes to make it in the arts world [Read more…]

How do internet celebrities make money?

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Internet celebrities (also known as influencers) like PewDiePie, Kayla Itsines and Zoella reportedly make millions through their popularity on social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube. How they make money In a word: advertising. Instagram has over 600million active monthly users, with 59% of these being between 18-29. Almost 5 billion videos are watched on [Read more…]

Inspirational quotes to use in your career and your daily life

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

In need of a little motivation to help you in your career, your studies or your personal goals? Whether you need a push to ask for that promotion, get the exam result you want or whatever you want to achieve, here are some inspirational quotes to help you find your drive. We’ve unpicked some of [Read more…]

We asked our alumni for their best productivity tips for work or study

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Ever wondered how our most successful alumni get things done? There’s lots of productivity advice out there, but we thought we’d ask some of our former learners for their tried and tested methods for achieving a lot in not-a-lot of time. If you’re struggling to fit all of your tasks into your day, you really [Read more…]

Which social media platforms should your business use?

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The second in a series of articles about social media for business Coming up later: How to build a social media community for your business | How to create a social media campaign for your business | Common social media mistakes businesses make | A guide to Facebook Ads for businesses We’ve already discussed the [Read more…]

Packed Programme of Work Experience for our Florists

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The reputation of our skilled floristry students has spread far and wide, judging by the variety of events where their services have been requested in the near future. Within the next month floristry learners will be creating the flowers for the Norwuz New Year event for the Afghanistan & Central Asian Association; an RAF Benevolent [Read more…]