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Shannon’s story – It’s never too late

At the age of 20, and already in a full-time profession, I decided I wanted a career change. Working in the marketing industry had always interested me, and was one of two career choices I had always considered. I opted for my first choice - journalism. My job as a...

Blended learning brings benefits all round

Read the benefits below: Learning while you’re earning is a popular career path for many young people so it’s hardly surprising that, according to the British Council, there are currently over 900,000 people on an apprenticeship in the UK. Employing an apprentice is...

Intequal meets Astec Computer

Training specialists at Intequal have helped a Sussex computing firm to address a workforce skills gap thanks to an innovative apprenticeship programme.Finding the right apprentices for the jobAstec Computing, which is based in East Sussex, has been a...

Pav’s IT Apprenticeship

What attracted you to your apprenticeship?When I was searching for Apprenticeships, I wanted something that was approx. 30 minutes or less to commute to and the company itself be small. That is exactly what I found at Capp, it is a small company that is growing...

Taylor Made Hire Two New IT Apprentices

Taylor Made Computer Solutions is based in Hampshire partner with IT apprenticeship specialist, Intequal (formally ITSkillsman) who have a wealth of experience in the Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship Programme. Great News! Taylor Made are delighted to announce that...

Apprenticeships VS University

Are you still unsure on what is the right route to take to gain your qualifications? This blog will show you the time and cost comparison of two different routes to gain a degree. We want to help you make the right decision! Uni is no longer the only option.  Degree...

Exam Preparation

There are many different ways for you to get a career within the IT and Technical Industry, just two are Uni or an Apprenticeship. There are many differences between these two paths, however, there is one clear similarity, you will be required to sit exams. We want to...

Why you should have a LinkedIn profile #2

Part two – building a profile to get a job Don’t forget the Golden Rule of LinkedIn – be professional at all times But you knew that, didn’t you? In our previous post, we walked through the process of setting up an eye-catching headline, summary and photo on...

Why you should have a LinkedIn profile #1

Part one - making the right ‘first impression’ online You might have heard of LinkedIn. If you have, you probably know that it is a social media site for business. If you are leaving school or college this year, you should have a profile on there. Why LinkedIn?...

9 reasons to choose a career in sales

Let’s be honest. How many of your friends have said that they want a career in sales? Probably not many. Sales as a profession has always suffered from an image problem in the UK. The idea of the fast-talking wide-boy trying every trick in the book to take as much...