Tag: “Education”

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British Council reveals the top languages we need to be learning in the UK

‘Languages for the Future’, the report published recently by the British Council, picked out the top languages that we Brits must learn to ensure a bright future for our country’s economy. Ranked in order of importance the top 10 include Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese. So why these particular languages, you ask?

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Work Experience Placements: An intern's perspective

After years of exams, essays, more essays and even more essays, each university graduate dreams of landing their first grown up job. 18 months ago I was in this exact position. I suddenly found myself in a gruelling battle, the battle which all young graduates are sadly forced to endure as a result of the current economic climate; the long and arduous process of finding graduate employment.

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Work experience placements – how to ensure a win-win for all involved

We’re all talking about the lack of skills in our young people. Work placements are a good idea in theory, but how can we ensure it’s a win-win for both the pupil and the business? We’d like to share some advice from our own experience of offering placements.

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