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How to use GetMyFirstJob this summer

How to use GetMyFirstJob this summer

Deciding what’s next in your career can be tricky. Our goal at GetMyFirstJob is to point you in the right direction, and help you make the choice that is best for you. This summer is the perfect time to explore all of your potential options. Read on to discover all the ways the GetMyFirstJob site can help you do just that!

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Navigating the Future of Education: Degree Apprenticeships vs Traditional University Degrees

Navigating the Future of Education: Degree Apprenticeships vs Traditional University Degrees

Written by Erin Dooley, Data Science Tech Apprentice at GSK

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Your Apprenticeship Questions Answered

Your Apprenticeship Questions Answered

Thinking about doing an apprenticeship but not sure where to start? You're not alone! In this blog post, we're going to dive into the questions you've asked and clarify the most common questions about apprenticeships.

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Your guide to Degree Apprenticeships

Your guide to Degree Apprenticeships

Ready to dive into the world of degrees, but the whole tuition fees and student debt thing is feeling like a buzzkill? Well, a degree apprenticeship may be the solution you are looking for. Keep reading to find everything you need to know from free learning to wage earning!

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Holly's Degree Apprenticeship at Vodafone

Holly's Degree Apprenticeship at Vodafone

Project Management Degree Apprentice, Holly, shares her reasonings for choosing her apprenticeship with Vodafone, insight into the Project Management industry, advice you can take when applying for apprenticeships yourself, and more.

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Data-Driven, Coffee Connoisseur: Katie's Story

Data-Driven, Coffee Connoisseur: Katie's Story

From studying maths at university and working as a part-time Barista at Costa Coffee, Katie shares her story of how she ended up working as a full-time CMO Marketing Graduate at the very place she started...

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Mia's Degree Apprenticeship Journey with Meggitt

Mia's Degree Apprenticeship Journey with Meggitt

Not knowing what to study, or what career to pursue, is more of a universal experience than you might think...

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Kamran's Apprenticeship Journey into Engineering

Kamran's Apprenticeship Journey into Engineering

In this blog post, we sit down with Advanced Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprentice, Kamran. We discuss his journey to Parker Meggitt, what his typical day looks like, and what advice he has to anyone considering doing an apprenticeship. Read until the end to find out...

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The student loan lowdown: everything you need to know

The student loan lowdown: everything you need to know

Are you a university fresher in 2023? If so, it's crucial to stay informed about the changes to the Student Finance England university loan repayment system that will come into effect this year. Here's everything you need to consider...

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A Way to Get Reduced Entry Grades for University

A Way to Get Reduced Entry Grades for University

Did you know that some universities, including Russell Groups, offer reduced entry requirements to certain people? This is something that was offered to our own GetMyFirstJob Social Media Executive, Josh.

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The rise of the STEMinist

The rise of the STEMinist

We were intrigued when molecular biologist Kerry Spiers-Fitzgerald described herself as a STEMinist. It’s no secret that the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (or STEM), has historically been a male-dominated field of work. However, positive change is on the way.

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Which level of apprenticeship should I do? A quick guide to apprenticeship levels

Which level of apprenticeship should I do? A quick guide to apprenticeship levels

Want to find out more about the different levels of apprenticeships? Here's our quick guide to apprenticeship levels explained...

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Why choose an apprenticeship and what are the benefits

Why choose an apprenticeship and what are the benefits

Wondering what the benefits of choosing an apprenticeship are? You're in the right place. Let's find out...

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Looking for an apprenticeship? Where do I start?

Looking for an apprenticeship? Where do I start?

If you’re thinking that an apprenticeship could be in your future, you might be a bit confused as to where to start looking.

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The ‘typical’ Apprenticeship Application Process

The ‘typical’ Apprenticeship Application Process

Applying to an apprenticeship is very different to applying to university which you may be used to and is actually a lot more similar to applying for a ‘normal’ full-time opportunity and often it follows the same process for a lot of graduate programmes!

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Transferable skills you actually have

Transferable skills you actually have

If you don't think you have skills to add to your CV, you're probably wrong. Transferable skills are what you've been picking up for years and are highly valued by employers!

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A parent/carer’s guide to apprenticeships

A parent/carer’s guide to apprenticeships

As a parent or carer, you’re probably treading a very fine line. On the one hand you want to do everything you can to help someone do what’s right for them, but on the other, you don’t want to be overbearing or do everything for them.

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Am I too late to the graduate job hunt?

Am I too late to the graduate job hunt?

Every year between May and July many students finish off their degrees and have the realisation that they need to get a graduate job. In this situation and we’re often asked the same thing: are we too late?

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7 mistakes you're making with applications

7 mistakes you're making with applications

Applying for a job for the first time can be unnerving and mistakes are bound to happen. Here are some of the most common mistakes we see that you can easily change!

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Making the most of your time in isolation

Making the most of your time in isolation

We have partnered with Fledglink until the end of summer to ensure you continue to get the support and guidance you need to prepare you for life after school or college. Here are their tips on how to stop yourself going stir crazy during isolation.

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Assessing the effect of Coronavirus on candidates

Assessing the effect of Coronavirus on candidates

Whether we like it or not, we have all been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another. The effects of the national health crisis have hit some harder than other it seems.

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Guidance for Apprentices

Guidance for Apprentices

We are all currently going through a turbulent time in our lives, with many people being furloughed. But, what does that mean for people doing apprenticeships?

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Will Covid-19 change the application process?

Will Covid-19 change the application process?

It’s fair to say that a lot has changed within the last couple of weeks. We want to let you know what has changed in the application process.

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Charlie - Solicitors Apprenticeship

Charlie - Solicitors Apprenticeship

We've spent some time talking to Charlie Hayward, who's currently doing a trailblazer solicitor apprenticeship and is expecting to graduate in 2021.

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Degree Apprenticeships: Expectations vs Reality

Degree Apprenticeships: Expectations vs Reality

There are many myths that surround degree apprenticeships, but they are just myths! We explore some common ones with Pearson College London and speak to real apprentices about what really happens.

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Full-time Degree Programme vs a Degree Apprentices

Full-time Degree Programme vs a Degree Apprentices

Know your options for higher education but not sure which way to go? These are the questions you need to ask yourself in order to help you make those crucial decisions.

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Does my degree subject matter?

Does my degree subject matter?

It's an age-old question; we've all been there, wondering if the three or more years at university have been worth it. Has your specific degree topic made you more employable than the next person? Does it really matter?

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The weirdest graduate jobs you can get

The weirdest graduate jobs you can get

There are many weird and wacky graduate roles out there that can put your degree to good use, this blog explores some of the options available to you.

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15 Things You Should Know About Apprenticeships

15 Things You Should Know About Apprenticeships

There are so many things to know about apprenticeships. Here are some of the most important bits!

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Career Expectations VS Reality

Career Expectations VS Reality

You might not know this, but the Government often asks thousands of people across the country to answer different surveys every year to get an insight into their life. Not only do they ask people they also use information from National Statistics to put together a picture of life in the UK.

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Getting back up when you don’t get the job.

Getting back up when you don’t get the job.

When you’re looking for a job, unfortunately it is inevitable that you could be turned down from a position you applied for.

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Supporting students with apprenticeships

Supporting students with apprenticeships

It’s great to see that you want to support your students with apprenticeships. You don’t have to be a careers advisor to be knowledgeable. Students could ask any of their teachers for advice on what to do after school, university and apprenticeships.

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Supporting students with apprenticeships

Supporting students with apprenticeships

It’s great to see that you want to support your students with apprenticeships. You don’t have to be a careers advisor to be knowledgeable. Students could ask any of their teachers for advice on what to do after school, university and apprenticeships.

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Morrisons Degree Apprenticeships

Morrisons Degree Apprenticeships

Morrisons have partnered with the University of Bradford and Sheffield Hallam University to create a unique, tailor-made programme that's designed to unlock your potential.

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Morrisons Degree Apprenticeships

Morrisons Degree Apprenticeships

Morrisons have partnered with the University of Bradford and Sheffield Hallam University to create a unique, tailor-made programme that's designed to unlock your potential.

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Show me the money

Show me the money

David Allison, CEO of GetMyFirstJob got interviewed by an intern who had recently graduated. Here's what they had to say.

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More Graduates are taking Non-Graduate jobs

More Graduates are taking Non-Graduate jobs

In a speech on Monday, Robert Halfon will say that between a fifth and a third of graduates take non-graduate jobs. Is a degree really worth £50,000 of debt?

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Will apprentices ever rule the world?

Will apprentices ever rule the world?

We always hear about where undergraduates go, and the successful entrepreneurs who started their careers without qualifications, but where do apprentices go? Will apprentices be the next to rule the world?

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5 reasons to consider careers in engineering

5 reasons to consider careers in engineering

Adam Bytheway is a mechanical technician at Chemoxy International, one of the largest contract manufacturers in Europe. He started a mechanical engineering apprenticeship with the company in 2014 and, in 2016, he was offered a full-time job. Here, he'll explain how he decided to go down this route, and why you should consider it too.

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A-Z of Apprenticeships

A-Z of Apprenticeships

There are loads of benefits to apprenticeships, but we thought we'd put something simple & fun together. So here it is, the alphabet of apprenticeships!

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Mercedes Benz Apprenticeships

Mercedes Benz Apprenticeships

31 Days. 31 Brands. 31 Opportunities. We're starting with Mercedes-Benz - but what do their apprenticeship programmes offer you?

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Are our parents stuck in the stone age?

Are our parents stuck in the stone age?

Watching your parents on a computer, tablet or even their phone is a painful thing to go through, for anyone.

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Why choose an apprenticeship?

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Choosing to do an apprenticeship is just as important as choosing to go to College or University. So why should you choose one?

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How the Apprenticeship Levy is Going to Help You

How the Apprenticeship Levy is Going to Help You

It is important for you to make the most of the opportunities that will soon become available to you - with more companies investing in apprentices!

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Apprenticeships- a stepping stone in your career

Apprenticeships- a stepping stone in your career

It is a very stressful period when you are trying to decide on your next step in life. I've been through this myself, last year in fact.

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Where an Apprenticeship can take you in your career

Where an Apprenticeship can take you in your career



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