The dos and don’ts of university open days

So the time has come for you to start thinking about your life after school. This can be daunting, but if you’re considering going to university or college, one of the best ways to put your mind at ease is to visit open days, see the place for yourself and get a chance to ask […]

On the job: Theatre Stage Manager

Ever wondered how Mary Poppins flies in a theatre show? Want to know how to get invited to Elton John’s beach party? Then Malcolm Tilley is the man you’re after. Organising theatre productions in the world famous King’s Theatre in Glasgow, we find out what it takes to be a stage manager. 🎭 What is […]

Part-time jobs and what you get out of them

With the summer holidays finally here (🙏) you’ve got heaps of time on your hands! So much time for Netflix and snoozing and hanging with your pals. But not if your parents have anything to do with it. Your mum’s all over the old “got a job yet” chat, and you’re either going to have to move […]

On the job: The Red Arrows engineer

Jordan Thorburn is an engineer with the Red Arrows, one of the world’s leading aerobatic display teams. We caught up with him about his role What does your role with the Red Arrows involve? My role as one of the mechanical engineers on the Red Arrows involves maintaining and repairing any mechanical or hydraulic system […]

Students should stop worrying about work

Students and their families are being encouraged to stop getting “too fixated” on finding a job after university by the former head of UCAS, Mary Curnock Cook. Speaking with The Telegraph in her final interview before stepping down as the head of UCAS at the end of this month, Curnock Cook believed that focusing on […]

Scottish Apprenticeship Week: Lisa’s Story

It’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week and we are proud as punch to announce that our favourite staff member Lisa passed her business administration apprenticeship with flying colours and she’s  heading off to pick up her Level 3 diploma TODAY! So in honour of all the fab work she has done over the last 12 months, and to celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we […]

It’s Student Volunteering Week!

We all know helping others is good for your soul – but volunteering can also do wonders for your CV. And with this week being Student Volunteering Week there’s no better time to start lending a helping hand. The national campaign,  now in its 16th year, aims to raise awareness of the value of student volunteering. […]

How to Ace that Interview

At one point or another, we’ll all have to do an interview. Whether you’re applying for a weekend job, graduate scheme, college or university, an interview is something you’ll have to master in order to earn your place. Filling out the application form is easy – but are you ready for the real test? 1 […]

How to… Get work experience

Whether it’s your mum breathing down your neck, a requirement for school or you just think the time has come, looking for work experience can be a mission and a half. If you’re not lucky enough to have some pre-arranged placements fired your way by teachers or tutors, or the industry you want to work […]