I am the CEO & Head of Digital at www.FECareers.co.uk and www.FENews.co.uk, having set up and established both sites back in 2003. I have worked in Digital Marketing strategy & New Media in Further Education for 15 years. I also have 19 years Recruitment and Recruitment Marketing (both strategic and hands-on) experience.
FE Careers is the largest online job advertising site specialising in Further Education, Apprenticeships / Work Based Learning & Employability sectors. With over 1,200 job vacancies live per day & over 600,000 job seeker user sessions per month.
FE News is a 100% digital news, views, video & opinion news site for FE, Skills and Employability sectors, with experts from across the sector sharing best practice & innovation.
National Online Recruitment Awards (NORA) 2018 finalist: FE Careers Best Specialist Job Board & FE News for Best Trade Publication.
FE Careers were finalists at the Onrec Online Recruitment Awards 2018:
1) The Best Online Candidate Experience 2018 (Jobboard)
2)The Best Use of Online Recruitment in the Public Sector Award 2018
3)The Niche Jobboard Award 2018
4) Innovate Use of Social Media in the Recruitment Process Award 2018.
Specialities: Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships, Strategy, Digital, Digital Communications, Digital Recruitment, Recruitment Branding, Recruitment Marketing, Job Advertising, Online News, Digital Strategy, Digital Media, Head of Digital, Media, Job boards, SEO, Welfare to Work, Work Based Learning, Online Recruitment, Digital Advertising, Digital Marketing, brand development, videography, key account management.
I'm a digital entrepreneur. I have diverse skills & experience. You will struggle to fit me into a pigeon hole!
Personal: I live in Devon, I'm happily married to my amazing wife (married for 19 years, she still looks the same, I look a fair bit older!), father to 4 cheeky children, owner of 1 crazy Dog.
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” It’s an old saying and, sadly, one that sometimes still rings true.
That logic may have stacked up years ago in the dusty corridors and crowded bars of the legal and banking world, but as the shape of the workforce changes, we have to challenge the status quo and start again when it comes to networking, talent spotting, and hiring.
The Gig Economy
What do you see to be the future of education from a Google perspective?
I think now is absolutely the best time to be in education. There is such tremendous opportunity being brought about through the use of technology in the whole industry is really, really keen to bring better benefits to teachers and learners.
If we think about even what's available today with the huge explosion in cloud computing there really ...
Why education is key to setting up a successful business.
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Wise words from Nelson Mandela and a message we can all relate to.
In short, anyone can maximise their potential and make a difference, if they have access to education from the outset.
Education is the fundamental foundation to creating a successful business. Passion, creativity and drive aren’t enough – ...
The digital learning experience – are we on the right track?
Education has to adapt to the increasing presence of technology in our classrooms and lecture halls, but, says Hema Tank of The London Institute of Banking & Finance, digital learning offers us opportunities as well as challenges:
We’re living through an age of great change.
Technology is advancing exponentially and the skills that employers need are arguably evolving more quickly than they ...
With such a rapid expansion in the number of apprenticeship standards (over 450 approved to date), I thought I would share my experience of supporting the curriculum design and content of an apprenticeship standard.
My input was to bring the vocational/sector expertise to the design whilst working alongside experienced curriculum design experts.
This curriculum design was then used with the employers of the apprentices to fine tune the design of the apprenticeship ...
The pace of change in today’s workplaces is unprecedented.
Rapid advances in technology, multiple generations working together for longer, and even changes to how, where and when we engage with work are all rewriting what it means to be in work.
Add to this our existing skills crisis and further complexity around the availability of talent in the UK as we change our relationship with the EU, and it’s something of a ...
It’s pretty hard to escape the buzz around AI.
From healthcare, to self-driving cars and even to art, the technology promises to transform our social and working lives.
There’s been some optimism and exhilaration, but there’s also been some pessimism and fear. This is understandable, it’s hard to really predict how AI will fulfil its potential, and at what cost.
It’s becoming clear that almost every industry will be affected by AI and ...
In less than four months, Team UK will stand on the podium at the Opening Ceremony of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 in front of a global audience of apprentices, education professionals, industry leaders and government officials as they prepare to compete in the world’s toughest skills competition.
For the 38-strong team, it will mark a huge milestone for them, for which collectively they have completed hundreds of hours of additional training on ...
It's confirmed! 'Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me' airs at 9pm on @BBCTwo on Tuesday 21st May, part of BBC's Mental Health Season https://t.co/yk0Pt0o5kj @campbellclaret pic.twitter.com/jF1wCayMdy
— BBC Factual (@BBCFactualPR) May 8, 2019
Alastair who is a Time to Change Ambassador, a charity set up to end mental health discrimination, has a new documentuary due to be aired on 21st May at 9pm, BBC2. We look back to when he spoke to FE News about the ...
IT’s ESTIMATED by MIND and other charities in the UK that one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. 3.3% of people in the UK suffered from depression in the past week. 1 million people a month had been in contact with mental health services in 2017 alone.
The highest rate of depression is to be found in the North of England. In Newcastle 45,848 ...