Whether you’re a medical student or a foundation trainee, the prospect of divorcing yourself from a world you've (heavily) invested in is a huge one.
Do you know your Premier Plus, GTTR, SCITT and QTS? Those who do, teach. With so many changes to graduate routes into teaching, it can be difficult to know which route is best for you, what other options exist and what support you may get. The DfE Get into Teaching website has useful resources and regularly puts on free events where you can find out more about the different types of teachers, the qualification routes and how to apply.
bisexual jobseekers might also find their Starting Out Guide helpful which is available online as well as hard copies in your careers service.Find more resources for LGBT jobseekers on Careers Tagged.
Thanks to my colleague Helen West for sharing this interesting post....
Remember when it was the norm to walk into an office or a store with a batch of neatly printed out CVs to hand out to prospective employers? Well, you’re probably aware that those days are long gone. With the continuous growth of digital technology more and more recruiters have moved along with the times to online application forms and assessments as an essential part of their recruitment processes. Yes, on the outset, online application forms are faster, more efficient and they allow for a paperless environment. However, it is commonly known that many people suffering with severe dyslexia find it extremely difficult to carry out tasks like processing data and online filing –with online application forms falling within this ambit.
An article by the Guardian asks the question: ‘why do elite universities admit so few ethnic minority applicants’. This is both a long-standing and contentious issue which has been the subject of much debate. However, even today we still have to face the disturbing idea of there either being institutional racism within higher education institutions or that young black, Asian and Minority groups are discouraged from applying to university – either way, something needs to be done. There is no doubt that recent years have seen an increase in the number of minority ethnic students within higher education institutions with an actual over-representation of black students in the 11 universities from the former post-1994 group. Nevertheless, we now are facing the challenge of moving towards greater representation of these groups within the more prestige universities of today.
I graduated university in 2011 and wanted to join a startup but was drawn into the corporate world on the promise of juicy pay cheques and a clearly defined career path. I decided I’d take the suit route for a few years to save up some cash, then leave to start my own business.
There has been a wave of concern regarding the way in which women and girls are highly under-represented in Science, Technology, and Maths and Engineering (STEM) careers. The lack of women within this sector has been the basis of contentious argument and many initiatives have been set up on the back of this. Nevertheless, it is also important that we continue to look at the bigger picture and remember that the lack of diversity within STEM careers exceeds further than a gender issue seeing as disabled people, ethnic minorities and socially disadvantaged groups are also marginalised in this industry – more significantly within the most senior roles within the sector.