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Where will the future take you?

Find new ways to step up in your career and follow the latest insight from the industry. In this guide, you will find:

  • Insight from the industry and skills that will help you succeed in your career
  • Description of the responsibilities involved in a certain knowledge area
  • Professional training courses organised by career level and job responsibilities

With the right training, your dream job is just a step away.

Last updated: 18 Oct 2019
Last updated: 13/02/2020

3 Skills You Need Today for the Jobs of the Future

Starting with the mid-nineteenth century, humanity has entered a phase of exponential technological growth, at a rate we could hardly expect. It’s hard to predict the technical peculiarities of future jobs, just as it was almost impossible to explain to a person from the 1980s what an SEO specialist is.  Today, we can only give more or less credible job market predictions for no more than 10 ...
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Last updated: 18/02/2020

How to Become a Nursery / Primary Teacher

Nursery/primary school teachers work with children between the ages of three and eleven, in state or independent schools. They facilitate children's social, personal, physical and emotional development, creativity, understanding of the world and language.

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Last updated: 18/02/2020

How to Become a Portage Worker

Portage workers provide a home-visiting service for pre-school children (under five years old) who have special educational needs, and their families. They work to a portage model which aims to develop play, communication, relationships and learning. 

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Last updated: 18/02/2020

How to Become a Bus Conductor

Bus conductors have a range of responsibilities, which include collecting fares, issuing tickets, helping passengers with baggage, advising on destinations and ensuring the safety of passengers.

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Last updated: 18/02/2020

How to Become a Beauty Consultant

Beauty consultants work in the cosmetics retail industry. They help customers to choose the right beauty products to make the most of their personal appearance and to suit their age, skin-type and lifestyle.

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Last updated: 18/02/2020

How to Become a Checkout Operator

Checkout operators, or cashiers, operate tills at sales points in most large stores, recording and receiving payment for goods being purchased. They pass items over an electronic bar code reader, or key in prices manually.

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Last updated: 18/11/2019

How to Become a Postman / Woman

A postmen and woman deal with the sorting and delivery of letters and small packets, working from a district sorting office. Are you a responsible individual who enjoys working alone, mostly outside? A career delivering post could be perfect for you.

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Last updated: 18/11/2019

How to Become a Counter Service Assistant

Counter service assistants serve food to customers from a counter or bar. Snack bars, canteens, cafes, fast food outlets and self-service restaurants are usually counter service establishments. Learn how you can begin a career in this fast-paced industry.

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Last updated: 18/11/2019

How to Become a Residential Social Worker

Residential social workers, also known as residential support workers or care officers, provide support to vulnerable residents of care homes, children’s homes, hostels, adult and youth centres. They are in high demand - find out what it takes to become one.

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Last updated: 18/11/2019

How to Become a Crematorium Technician

Crematorium technicians work in crematoria and at cemeteries, and have a variety of responsibilities at each cremation. From start to finish, crematorium technicians ensure that each service runs in a smooth and dignified manner. Learn more about this unique role here.

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Last updated: 18/11/2019

How to Become a Shopkeeper

A shopkeeper owns and runs one independent shop or a number of shops. A major part of the work is serving and selling to customers, either at a counter or self-service checkout. Are you a good salesperson with a passion for customer service? Become a shopkeeper!

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Last updated: 18/02/2020

How to Become a Kitchen Porter

Kitchen porters work behind the scenes in hotels, restaurants and other places where food is prepared and cooked for the public. Are you a great team player who thrives in busy environments? Find out what it takes to be a kitchen porter.

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Last updated: 24/10/2019

Is Remote Working Good for Millenials?

This article is a guest post from Andre Oentoro at Milkwhale. Read on to find out whether: Millennials are not here to take part, they’re here to take over. In the next few years, Millennials will be the major forces in corporations. By 2025, it’s estimated that Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce, 35% of the UK workforce and 36% of the U.S workforce.  Martin Luther King once ...
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Last updated: 18/11/2019

How to Become a Beauty Consultant

Find out what it means to be a beauty consultant, the kind of work you can expect to do, how much you can get paid and more in our beauty consultant career guide! Beauty consultants work in the cosmetics retail industry. They help customers to choose the right beauty products to make the most of their personal appearance and to suit their age, skin-type and lifestyle.
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Last updated: 18/11/2019

How to Become a Cashier

Find out what it's like to be a cashier and work on a till at a busy supermarket, local grocery store, fashion retailer and more. Keep reading to gain insights on what you'll do on a daily basis, how much you'll earn and what skills you need! Checkout operators, or cashiers, operate tills at sales points in most large stores, recording and receiving payment for goods being purchased.They pass item ...
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Last updated: 17/10/2019

How to become a Dog Groomer

Dog groomers maintain the condition of dogs’ coats through regular bathing, drying, trimming and clipping. Dog grooming also involves the health of dogs by clipping claws, cleaning teeth and ears, and treating parasites. Dog groomers may groom dogs to clients' preference, or to breed standards ahead of shows. Dog groomers also advise owners on their dog's grooming, diet and coat care.
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Last updated: 03/10/2019

Interview with May Martin - The Queen of the Sewing Bee

Not only has May Martin been a sewing teacher for over 40 years, but she is also a published author and recently starred as an expert judge on The Great British Sewing Bee. Click here to learn more about how May got her start, her impressive career journey, and get exclusive tips on turning your passion for sewing into a career!

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Last updated: 30/09/2019

Interview with Adina Campbell - The One to Watch

Adina Campbell is a reporter and journalist for BBC South Today, and has over a decade in broadcast journalism under her belt. Click here to read Adina's take on this competitive industry, and learn more about the life of a BBC journalist and the nerve-wracking moments the camera doesn’t see!

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Last updated: 30/09/2019

Interview with Nicola Hall - A Pioneer in Reflexology

Nicola Hall is an experienced reflexologist, and one of the founding members of the British Reflexology Association. Click here to read about Nicola's pioneering work in reflexology and learn more about this intriguing form of alternative therapy!

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Last updated: 30/09/2019

How to Become a Lift Engineer

Are you searching for a job in engineering / industry? Lift engineers, also known as lift technicians, install, refurbish, service and repair electrical traction and hydraulic lift equipment. Click here to learn more about this exciting career path!

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