Construction: What Are The Best Routes Into The Industry?

The UK’s growing population has led to an increasing demand for investment in buildings and infrastructure. Skilled construction workers are in high demand to support the growth of new businesses, new homes, and public spaces. In the past, people would join a construction company straight from school and learn on the job. However, this is [...]

By |2019-09-15T18:31:28+01:00September 15th, 2019|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

Hustle Culture: What is the Impact on Your Work-Life?

Hard work pays off. That’s what we’re always told as we go through school, apply for jobs and navigate our careers. If our goal is to one day be successful, we must work as hard as we can to achieve our goals. This is the hustle culture we’re participating in today. To an extent, there’s [...]

By |2019-08-25T08:35:49+01:00August 25th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Acceptance: What Makes It So Difficult?

Recently, I went to an event to share experiences, thoughts, and feelings with fifty other people on the issue of acceptance. My interest is piqued by topics that resonate with coaching clients. We all see the world from different hilltops and the views of the valleys in between can vary hugely. Here are some insights [...]

By |2019-08-18T10:32:41+01:00August 18th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Manage Your Time Better By Answering These 3 Questions

Many managers that I coach struggle to prioritise their work, battle to finish tasks and find time to think. I don’t know about you, but I struggle to do everyday things like shopping, cooking, and cleaning! Not to mention the lure of my mobile as it buzzes to announce yet another text or my laptop [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:22:51+01:00August 13th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

Leading a Team? How to Strike the Right Tone

You are new to leading a team (or this team) and want to get off to a good start in your new role. Maybe the team is also new or perhaps one that has been together for a while. There are many factors to take into account including capabilities, morale, and delivery pressures. Here are [...]

Money matters: Why we need to teach financial literacy

According to a 2018 study by The Independent, three-quarters of Brits are worried about their financial situation. Many people find themselves living payday to payday, or stressing out over unexpected bills. Our mental health is suffering as a result. Education really is key here, as many young people have expressed dissatisfaction with their schooling in [...]

By |2019-07-28T10:23:38+01:00July 28th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Education|0 Comments

Women in Engineering: How to Choose the Right Sector

Engineering offers many rewarding jobs and careers with ever greater opportunities from improving technology and innovation. Why is it then that the UK has the lowest percentage of professional female engineers in Europe? The statistics are interesting: In 2018, just 12.37 percent of UK engineers were women (although, the number has been increasing year on [...]

By |2019-07-21T09:38:01+01:00July 21st, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

A Day in the Life of a Content Creator

I get a lot of puzzled looks when people outside of digital marketing ask me what I do and I say I'm a ‘Content Creator'. The brief explanation I give is that I'm in charge of creating a variety of different content for websites, whether that be articles, blogs, infographics or videos. If like me, [...]

By |2019-07-14T11:32:59+01:00July 14th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

5 Things to Know That Will Help Kick-Start Your Marketing Career

Freelance Copywriter, Lewis King, loves to hear people considering marketing as a career and offers some reassuring points that will help you kick-start your career in this thriving industry. Even if you’re starting your career or looking for a change, I would highly recommend marketing. It’s probably one of the most varied and thrilling industries [...]

By |2019-07-07T09:20:32+01:00July 7th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

8 Tips For Your Successful Apprenticeship Application

Education can change your life and take you in a different direction at any age. This post looks at how to enhance your chances of gaining an apprenticeship. In 2017/18, there were more than 800,000 people that were participating in an apprenticeship in England. Moreover, 41% of those apprenticeships involve someone aged 24 or older.  [...]

By |2019-06-16T16:52:44+01:00June 16th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Education|0 Comments

4 Powerful Steps For An Intrapreneurial Mind And Skill Set

Businesses, no matter the shape and size, thrive from identifying new innovations to resolve pain points, but this doesn’t mean funding will be handed to anyone with an idea. Without an intrapreneurial mind and skill set, you will struggle to convince your company's main powerhouses (board members, shareholders, directors) to support and sign-off on the [...]

Discrimination: What Can You Do As An Employee?

As an employee, it's a horrible experience to feel discriminated against at work. Too often, people going through this don't know if they should or can do something about it. Even if they do, knowing the first steps to take can be challenging. Discrimination at work cases can have a severe impact on everyone involved. [...]

Toxic Work Relationship? How to Prevent And Put Out Fires

You go to a meeting and your boss humiliates you in front of your colleagues. Members of your team are talking negatively behind your back and spreading gossip. You're about to start a new management role in the organisation and you're already hearing that people would prefer their old boss. Other people are 'difficult'. Do [...]

Are You Considering A Career In The Jewellery Industry?

The UK jewellery industry currently employs over 55,000 people in over 16,000 businesses. This post is for you if you're thinking of joining them and outlines some of the different roles in the sector. From goldsmiths to CAD designers creating stunning pieces like wedding rings and necklaces, read on as we look at the various [...]

By |2019-05-19T10:34:26+01:00May 19th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

How to Engage and Lead Your First Technical Team

Leading and managing a team in the innovative and complex tech sector is an exciting opportunity. However, it's not without its challenges. If you're responsible for your first technical team, what helps to be an engaging manager and leader? In fact, almost half of new managers say they feel unprepared for the role, with 87% [...]

How to Start Your Career in the Global Fashion Market

Fashion is a highly prized and competitive industry in which to make a career for many aspiring students in the UK. According to Fashion United, more than half a million people work in fashion-related industries in the UK. That number rises when you factor in the number of UK nationals working overseas in the sector. [...]

By |2019-04-28T11:54:03+01:00April 28th, 2019|Students & Graduates|0 Comments

(VIDEO) Why Mentoring is the Secret to Career Success

Mentoring is a highly effective tool for professional and personal development. It's a fantastic way to gain insights into where you want to be and how you can get there. Check out the video below. As Zig Ziglar once said A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else [...]

By |2019-04-14T08:31:19+01:00April 14th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

How to Challenge Negative Thoughts For Better Balance

When you find a job and career that works for you, it's great for your wellbeing and mental health. Yet, many people will suffer at times in their lives in poor jobs, difficult work environments, and career tramlines with a corrosive effect on wellbeing. If you're in that place right now, here’s a 9-point plan devised [...]

By |2019-04-07T13:33:13+01:00April 7th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Professionals|0 Comments

How to Pursue a Law Career

A law career gives a real sense of achievement every day and contributes value to the world around you. Whether you’re looking to become a courtroom judge or want to help injured people succeed in their accident at work claims, read on to find out how to build the best foundation. After GCSEs GCSEs are [...]

By |2019-03-25T11:40:02+01:00March 25th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Education|0 Comments

Student Disability: How to Be a Successful Campaign Blogger

How do you get 90,000 views of your blog as an undergraduate with a disability? Chloe Tear knows how. She's a final year student at Leeds Trinity University studying Psychology and Child Development and shares her fascinating journey with Learning to Leap. It’s a story of personal growth by discovering her talents and pursuing her [...]

By |2019-03-19T19:20:49+01:00March 10th, 2019|Students & Graduates, Education|0 Comments