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Working in The West Midlands

One of the most unfair and least accurate regional stereotypes must be the idea that the Midlands is dreary and indistinctive, a featureless blur between the North and South. In reality, few parts of the UK can match the sheer variety and diversity of the West Midlands.   It can simultaneously boast Britain’s second biggest […]

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Why it’s Great to Volunteer

How many of you have thought about volunteering? This week marks Volunteers’ Week, a nationwide annual event which celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Many charities and similar organisations need volunteers in order for them to effectively help and make a difference to the lives of some of the most […]

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Job Hopping: Ambition or Impatience?

What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘job hopping’? For many, it will suggest that an individual is unable to stick with one job for a decent amount of time, maybe through impatience or a lack of loyalty. However, for others it is seen as a way of demonstrating ambition and gaining a […]

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When I grow up I’m going to be a…..

Who remembers being asked as a child, ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ It is most likely that this is not the profession that you are currently in or are pursuing. As children we usually associated our futures on the fun and games surrounding us at the time, so naturally we […]

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Working in Lancashire

Covering over 3,000 km2 of England’s North West, Lancashire is a county of contrasting landscapes. This includes long stretches of beautiful coastline, scenic mountain ranges and sweeping moorland. Residents of Lancashire are spoilt not only by their natural surroundings but also by the opportunities that are available, making it a prosperous choice for relocation. Heritage […]

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8 Commonly Asked Social Work Interview Questions

Congratulations on landing a social work interview! Maybe you have just finished your studies and are wanting to put all of that theory you’ve learnt into practice or maybe you are a few years into your career and looking for a new opportunity. Whatever the reason, you now need to make sure you can stand […]

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Monday Motivation

It’s that time again. For some, the worst ‘M’ in the English Dictionary! Ok maybe it’s not that dramatic but, for many, Monday can cause a great amount of unrest. Never fear, we are here with some advice to get you through. So read on and go and conquer your Monday like a boss! Riddle […]

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A Day in the Life of a Housing Association Chief Executive

I’m sure many will sympathise with me when I say that I struggle to properly function in the morning until I’ve had a cup of coffee, if not two. For this reason, my first port of call when I get into the office is to drink the contents of the cup that my PA has […]

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Working in the Housing Sector

For those who don’t know, housing is a flourishing and extremely varied sector to work in. From giving advice to the homeless, to allocating houses to tenants, it can be both a rewarding and challenging career choice, with an incredible variety of jobs on offer. The housing sector is not only about the building itself, […]

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