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Moving out of the classroom – Transitioning from teaching into management

For many teachers, the difference you can make in the classroom is what drew you into the profession in the first place. The prospect of working directly with pupils, whatever the age, and helping them develop, learn and grow got you through the years of hard work and study. Whilst this may have motivated you […]

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The stages of preparing for a new term

1. Schools out for the summer! 2. School, what school? 3. Is that a back to school advert I see! *changes channel* I Don’t need reminding. 4. I really should be starting to prepare – getting a head start would save me a lot of time! 5. Do I even remember how to prepare a […]

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Come Back to Social Work

Social work is a profession unlike any other. While stories of challenges and struggle are easily found, you don’t have to look far to hear heart-warming tales of the difference made by dedicated professionals to the lives of the most vulnerable members of society. From speaking directly with candidates, it becomes increasingly clear that social […]

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How to boss a telephone interview

So you’ve made an application, submitted it, and now the employer wants to hold a telephone interview. Great! You’ve past the first hurdle. Now time for the next test.   In this blog we’ll take a look at how telephone interviews work and the tips you’ll need to make yours a success.   What is […]

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In defence of wearing headphones at work

I’ve always been a huge believer in headphones. I was given my first Walkman at eight and I’ve never looked back since. At school, I would sit with my headphones hidden under my jumper in maths and quietly work away to whatever angsty band was flavour of the month at the time. As an adult, […]

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Working in the Charity Sector

The feel good factor alone is enough for anyone to take up charity as their chosen career path. You can truly make a real difference to the lives of others and grow significantly as an individual. Not to mention the amazing range of benefits that are included. Those that consider the charity sector will find […]

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Heritage, Legacy & Quality – The work of the Bath and North East Somerset Council Highways & Traffic Service

The remit of Bath and North East Somerset’s Highways and Traffic Service is extremely varied. They have been tasked with not only protecting the heritage of the area, but also building a legacy that will live on for generations. On top of this, they take a huge amount of responsibility for the safety of their […]

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Stuff all graduates should be told

Wow Graduation. It’s been a long time since I thought about mine. The whole thing has become foggy in that way memories do over time. I no longer remember the dress I wore, nor the shoes or even the keynote speaker. In fact, the only abiding memory I have of that period is the gaping […]

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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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