Articles from Stephen Kellie

Why You Haven’t Missed the Boat on Apprenticeships After 30

It's never too late to learn a new skill. Many people feel stuck in a job or career path that simply isn't suited to them. We often fall into the trap of believing that the choices we made when we left school (or earlier) define our future prospects. Challenging this idea and changing the course of your career later in life can be daunting. For many, embarking on an adult apprenticeship scheme feels like a hugh risk. Doubts will rattle around your head: what if it doesn't work out? What if I'm not good enough? What if I can't find a job in this field? Is there no going back?

How technology has made dangerous jobs safer

Certain jobs bring an element of risk with them. Whether it’s pressure on the body due to deep sea diving, or the risk of falling from a height as a tree surgeon, the risks can be huge. However, thanks to technology, even the world’s most dangerous jobs are becoming a safer trade to be in. Here, with bolt tensioning suppliers, Hire Torque, we look at how certain roles are becoming safer thanks to technological advances.

How to get a job in the catering sector

The hospitality industry is more than just simply waiting on tables! There a great number of roles that can appeal to everyone looking for path in the sector, and they all offer a whole host of challenges and opportunities.

How to get a career in the Snowsports industry

Have you ever imagined yourself in a job that’s a little bit different from your everyday office gig? Perhaps you’re seeking a change in career and have been looking for something more adventurous? Choosing a career path can be a headache, but the decision doesn’t have to be difficult; your chosen job role may involve an activity or hobby that you already have a passion for. For example, gamers can now enjoy a career in games quality testing or professional e-sports. The same idea applies to extreme sports enthusiasts, and a range of other career choices.

The UK’s engineering talent shortage #TEWeek19

Why a career in engineering could be for you The UK’s engineering and manufacturing sector has a proud history that spans industrialisation and ship-building – but has encountered bouts of difficulty in modern times thanks to overseas competition, the closure of coal mines and outsourcing. According to the Office of National Statistics, the proportion of jobs accounted for by the manufacturing and mining and quarrying sectors in the UK fell from 26.4% to just 7.8%. The Royal Academy of Engineering estimates that the UK needs to find more than one million new engineers by 2020 to meet demand. According to Engineering UK, there’s a shortfall of 69,000 engineers and technicians entering engineering or STEM-related subjects.

How to get a career in animal care?

Are you an animal lover and considering a job working with them? If so, then it’s best to familiarise yourself with the requirements needed for a career path in animal welfare. one being disposition and the other, a thirst for new knowledge. Choosing to pursue this career, not only are requires you to learn everything there is to know about the animals themselves, you’ll also need to develop an understanding of the habitats the animals live in, dietary requirements and temperature regulations for each animal in your care. Applicants tend to either study a zoology course at university or learn from on the job experience.

The Right Way to Leave a Job

A 2018 Deloitte Survey which analysed 10,455 millennials, born between 1983 and 1994, from 36 countries across the globe, found that 43 per cent of people didn’t plan to stay in their job beyond the two-year mark — the ‘job-hopping’ generation. Furthermore, only 28 per cent of the people included in the survey expected to stay in their job more than the recommended five years. This pattern of behaviour was shown to be stronger in 2019, when a millennial manager survey found that 75 per cent of millennials believed that constantly changing jobs would help advance their careers.

This National Careers Week We’re Debunking Gender Stereotypes

There is no time as relevant as International Women's Week #IWD2020 and National @CareersWeek #NCW2020 to debunk some tired gender stereotypes. Between the 2nd and the 6th of March we will celebrate all things careers-based and discuss how some industries still need to do better.

Trade Roles: The Need for Diversity and Equality

Society has move on in so many ways in the last 35 years. Take gender roles, for example. Sky News reported that in 1984, 42 per cent of people believed women should be the homemaker, and men ought to be the breadwinners. But 35 years later, in 2019, only eight per cent of people still held on to this thought.

Which Universities Offer the Best Support for Disabled Students?

When the time comes to pick your university, you will be faced with a plethora of choices.

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