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Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety

How to Succeed at Work Experience

The importance of workplace safety cannot be underrated. Pupils preparing to enter a new environment on work experience placement must consider the policies surrounding health and safety seriously, or else bear the consequences. This video...Show More
Benefits of Work Experience

Benefits of Work Experience

How to Succeed at Work Experience

The benefits of doing a work experience placement are far wider reaching than getting two weeks off from school or college. Pupils undertaking a work experience placement stand to broaden their understanding of the world of work and build their...Show More
The Dos & Don'ts of Work Experience

The Dos & Don'ts of Work Experience

How to Succeed at Work Experience

When preparing pupils for work experience, it’s good to remember that this could be their very first professional experience away from the school or college setting. This video explores exactly what to do and, arguably more importantly, exactly...Show More
Preparation for Work Experience

Preparation for Work Experience

How to Succeed at Work Experience

How does one properly prepare for work placement? What is appropriate clothing? What questions should be asked? What will make pupils undertaking work placement feel the most confident when they step through the door on day one? We hear from an...Show More
Employability Skills

Employability Skills

How to Succeed at Work Experience

What do employers want? What makes someone stand out as a star employee? The skills learned during a work experience placement stand young people in good stead when they’re ready to enter the world of work. They’re skills that are critical to...Show More
Expectations versus Reality

Expectations versus Reality

How to Succeed at Work Experience

Everyone has heard horror stories of work experience gone wrong, leading to some misunderstandings and negative expectations in the lead up to a summer placement. This video puts expectations side by side with the reality of work experience from...Show More
Self Management

Self Management

Are You Job Ready?

The ability to work independently is a crucial workplace skill that is noticed and appreciated by busy managers and supervisors. Employees who can set their own goals, manage their time and workload and take responsibility for their actions are...Show More
Planning and Organising

Planning and Organising

Are You Job Ready?

Organising and prioritising assigned tasks helps employees to work independently and take control of their own time and workload. When tasks are well-planned and ordered by urgency, it is easier to identify when help is needed, which saves time...Show More
Learning for Work

Learning for Work

Are You Job Ready?

Learning is a lifelong skill. Far beyond their initial workplace training, employees must keep learning to stay up-to-date and adapt to changing technologies. Therefore, recognising individual learning styles is important, as Dan finds out when...Show More
Not Being Yourself or Having Questions

Not Being Yourself or Having Questions

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

A strange bearded man in a lady’s nightdress called Granny? A six-year-old wooden boy boasting years of experience running leisure centres? Carol Peters runs one of her own, and is interviewing job candidates, but she’s beginning to wonder...Show More
Lateness and Poor Presentation

Lateness and Poor Presentation

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

Carol Peters doesn’t have much time for recruiting in the cut and thrust of managing a leisure centre. So she’s taken on the services of Enchanted Fairyland Employment Agency, but candidates like Wicked Queen (Becs), Hansel (minus Gretel) and...Show More
Negativity and Nerves

Negativity and Nerves

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

Rapunzel bombed out when Carol Peters interviewed her for a leisure centre position. Years of captivity and her ultimate rescue paint a perfect picture of resilience, problem-solving know-how and willingness to work in a team…but she didn’t...Show More
Lack of Preparation and Research

Lack of Preparation and Research

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

Carol Peters is always prepared and she expects the same in prospective employees. Alas, most of the candidates from Enchanted Fairyland Employment Agency, including Wicked Queen, BB Wolf, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, did no research into her...Show More
Poor Communication and Body Language

Poor Communication and Body Language

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

Enchanted Fairyland Employment Agency candidates stack up like a lesson in how-to and how-not-to, in terms of communication during a job interview. Sitting opposite is Carol Peters, dealing with a snoozing Rapunzel, an awkward “Granny”,...Show More
Teamwork

Teamwork

Are You Job Ready?

Working in a team brings together colleagues with diverse experiences and knowledge skills from all over. These insights are invaluable in the workplace, especially when things go wrong. Even though Dan ’has just started working at the...Show More
Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Are You Job Ready?

Taking the care and time to gather information and analyse a situation could be the pivotal steps that prevent workplace injuries and unhappy customers. Even though Lucy is eager to do well at her new job, she quickly learns that she doesn’t...Show More
Communication

Communication

Are You Job Ready?

Communication in the workplace is more than speaking and listening, as Emma, Lucy and Martin quickly learn. Whether you are serving a customer, receiving instructions, or being assertive in the interests of safety, understanding messages and...Show More
How They Did It: Pathways to Amazing Jobs

How They Did It: Pathways to Amazing Jobs

Viewers meet four young, enthusiastic professionals who talk about their careers and the choices they made leading to their current jobs. Students hear from Chrissy Rutherford, a fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar digital magazine; Gene Back, a...Show More
An Introduction to UCAS

An Introduction to UCAS

Continuing into HE

The UCAS process can seem daunting for students. This clip explains how the process works and helps students to begin their application.
Choosing Your Degree Subjects

Choosing Your Degree Subjects

Continuing into HE

Before a student can begin writing their personal statement they need to be confident that they have made the right choice of degree course. This clip delivers clear and accessible advice on how to approach this decision.
Choosing Your Sixth Form Studies

Choosing Your Sixth Form Studies

Continuing into HE

This clip provides clear information and advice to help students choose subjects for 6th form study. This also includes a clear explanation of the Russell Group Facilitating List and its implications for students.
Writing Your Personal Statement

Writing Your Personal Statement

Continuing into HE

Clear and insightful advice is invaluable for a student approaching their personal statement. This clip includes guidance from, amongst others, an admissions tutor from a Russell Group university.
Preparation for a University Interview

Preparation for a University Interview

Continuing into HE

Many courses use an interview as part of the university application process. This clip provides information about the types of courses where interviews are commonplace and the possible interview formats that an applicant may face. Our experts...Show More
Work Experience: The Benefits

Work Experience: The Benefits

Continuing into HE

Many students undertake a work experience placement in order to broaden their understanding of the world of work and build their confidence. This clip provides advice as to how to utilise a work experience placement and at the same time enhance a...Show More
Fashion Design Careers

Fashion Design Careers

Do You Have What It Takes?

Join eight up-and-coming fashion designers as they discuss the characteristics, traits, and skills needed to make it in the fashion industry. Candid interviews with young designers tackle questions about careers in fashion design, including, what...Show More