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  • Spotlight on Maidenhead

    This month sees the first of our regional career spotlights, focusing on towns within the Thames Valley region where our National Careers Advisers are working to support people into jobs and apprenticeships. In the spotlight this month is Maidenhead in Berkshire.

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  • 6 secrets to successful revision

    Revision. The word alone can send a chill through the keenest of students. But if you've kept good notes throughout your course and completed all your assignments, you've done well in preparing yourself. Revision is, if you like, the final hurdle before the...

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  • Work Fit – the healthy way to get back into work

    Adviza’s award-winning fitness-based programme for lone parents has been running in Reading since 2013. This autumn Work Fit has been rolled out to more areas including Bracknell where the first course ran this October.  Here, one of the recent participants...

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  • Making a difference: Lucky Break mentoring

    Our Lucky Break volunteer mentors support young people with a whole range of issues. They offer a young person someone to talk to who is not judging them, but listening and allowing them to speak freely. But often just as valuable are the small things - help with...

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  • Why I choose eCLIPS for my students

    In a recent report, the sub-committee for Education, Skills and the Economy raised concerns about the number of careers information websites available, the difficulty in navigating them and how young people and their parents could know which sites to trust. Here...

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  • Whether you've finished your exams or want a career break, we look at what to consider if you're planning the ultimate gap year adventure...

    Should I take a gap year?

    Taking a ‘gap year’ can happen at any time and for any length of time. You might be a student who has just finished exams, or maybe a professional wanting a career break. As an example, my brother, 34, has worked for over 12 years and has decided to take a year out...

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  • Awaiting A Level Results? Use our handy checklist to help you prepare

    Results time is here again!  It’s a tense time for teenagers and their parents/carers as the moment of truth draws closer.  Hopefully the day will bring relief and celebration, but what if your results aren't as expected?

    The key is being prepared for any...

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  • What are transferable skills?

    We hear a lot about skills these days - life skills, employability skills, skills gap. Another term you may have heard is 'transferable skills' in connection with getting into work or changing career. But what actually are they? And how do you identify yours? Adviser...

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  • What if you didn’t have to choose just one career path?

    Alex Pye, one of Adviza’s professional careers advisers, talks about a life of learning, thinking beyond 9-5 and what its like to dabble and develop several career paths simultaneously.

    We’re often led to believe that there’s only one direction we can go when...

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  • Become a volunteer mentor for young people

    Exam stress; worries over what to do when leaving school; a chronic lack of confidence or family issues. None of these issues are uncommon among young people, but sometimes alternative mentoring support can be invaluable, as Kat Johnston, Adviza’s Lucky Break...

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