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Articles tagged with: studying


Six things you shouldn’t do leading up to your exams

If you want to be give yourself the best chance of exam success then here are six things you should NOT do. Posted in General Advice, Education and Learning


7 things you should do leading up to your exams.

With the exam finals coming up for most students around the UK here’s a little help and friendly advice on what to DO leading up to your exams and how to breeze through the process. Posted in General Advice, Education and Learning

  1. Set out a study plan early and stick to it. Organise all the things, you want to do (e.g. watch that football match) and fix your timetable around theses treats, it will help you focus on revising and not get distracted. For example, if I do three hours of revision in the morning then I can still go shopping later! This can be a massive help when trying to find the motivation to get through the next three hours of algebra…


How to Write a CV

Posted in Work

You’ve applied for tons of jobs for months and months but it just seems like a dead end because you never seem to get a response. Maybe your CV needs some work! Below are major tips to getting past the first stage of the interview process and creating a CV to impress your potential employer.

Contact details: This should be the first section of your CV and include your name, mobile number and email address. Some people take it a step further by adding a profile picture however this is completely optional and not a requirement.

Personal statement: A personal statement is like an introduction to who you are. It should be a summary that reflects your goals, skills, and ambitions. It explains what you can offer as an employee and what you are looking for. Keep it short, sweet and simple but make sure you outline why you are a suitable candidate for the role.

Work experience: This is obvious, you should list all your relevant work experience (including work placements, volunteering and apprenticeships) with the most recent going first. Make sure you use this section to its full capacity by going into specific details of what you have done in previous roles that makes you well equipped to work effectively in the role you are applying for. Include your job title, the name of the organization you worked at, the time of your post and your main responsibilities.

Education: In this section, you simply need to list and date all your previous and current professional and educational qualifications with your most recent going first.
Skills and achievements: This is your chance to stand out and show how you may be different from other candidates. Do you speak other languages? Are you Prince2 certified? Have you raised money for a charity? If so, this is your time to brag about your proudest moments and attributes!

Hobbies and interests: This is an opportunity to show the employer a better idea of the type of person you are. Make your interests relevant to the job you are applying for, i.e. if you’re applying for a role with a fashion company, a great interest would be - ‘In my spare time, I love attending fashion shows and creating posts for my personal fashion blog’.

References: A lot of people opt out of providing the exact contact details of their references at this point and leave it till they’re requested at the interview or hiring stage. The decision to include these details on your CV is entirely up to you. If you choose to provide this information at a later stage of the hiring process you can simply write ‘reference available upon request’.

Here at TCHC, we run a range of programmes designed to put you on the path of employment. The programmes include services that can help you with your CV writing skills in order to present yourself in the best light possible to your future employer! Visit today to learn more about all the support you can get in putting together the perfect CV. You can also check out our employment guide for tips and tricks.


My Study Programme

Written by Matt Allman Posted in Education and Learning, Careers

My Study Programme

Interview with Sophie, who is currently studying on the ONIT course at 4rce training, Ipswich. This is a year long course designed to help young people who are NEET or who are leaving college to participate, motivate themselves, improve personal skills and employability skills  while also improving their qualifications. The aim is that afterwards they will either return to college or enter work, apprenticeships or further training afterwards.


The Study Programme: What's it all about?

Written by Matt Allman Posted in Education and Learning, Careers

The Study Programme: What's it all about?

The study programme is for 16-19 year olds. It aims to provide useful qualifications while also preparing participants for the world of work through work experience placements. This means that by enrolling on the study programme you can gain real experience as you learn.


How to Learn Part 3: Managing your Exams

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Education and Learning

How to Learn Part 3: Managing your Exams

Currently the British education system is made up of exams and coursework. Coursework allows you to work on something over a period of time, making changes in consultation with your teacher. You have time to plan, write, review and execute an argument which can help you get a good overall mark. You might think this is useless and pointless and doing coursework makes no difference to your life, you can’t be bothered, why should you care?


How to Learn Part 1: Identifying your Learning Style

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Education and Learning

How to Learn Part 1: Identifying your Learning Style

Many people don’t like school and find studying difficult. This may be because you don’t enjoy your lessons, or it could be that you don’t think you are very good at what you are studying.

People learn in different ways, and traditional teaching methods have often helped some people to learn while leaving those who learn differently to struggle with their work.


Apprenticeships.... Your questions answered

Written by Matt Allman Posted in Careers, Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships.... Your questions answered

I am often discussing the benefits of apprenticeships with young people I work with and clearing up the things heard about them that aren’t true, so I hope this information helps.  Most recent figures show there are 22,000 apprentices under 19 years of age in the UK. That’s a lot of apprentices. Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey, Sir Alex Ferguson and Elvis Presley started out as apprentices!