Career Guides

  • How NOT to hand in your Resignation

    Here at Scotcareers, we’ve already looked at ways not to resign from your job. But it would appear that some people simply refuse to follow standard practice when handing in their notice. We look at five of the most memorable resignations – albeit you probably shouldn’t try these yourself. A piece of cake When Chris Holmes decided to quit ...
  • 5 Ways to NOT Resign

    When it comes to telling your boss that you resign, there’s a right way to do it and a wrong way. Do it right, and you’ve got a better chance of a glowing reference from your current employer in the future. Get it wrong, and it could come back to haunt you if you cross paths with ...
  • Foundation Apprenticeships: In Depth

    It’s the classic Catch 22 situation. Young people can’t find a job because they don’t have experience and they can’t get experience because they don’t have a job. That’s where Foundation Apprenticeships come in. This new scheme provides school pupils in Scotland with the opportunity to gain practical work experience, as well as an industry-recognised qualification on top ...
  • Think Social Care – Apprenticeships in Care

    Think you can help make a difference to people’s live? Personal and practical support is what social care is all about! So what is social care? It’s about supporting people to maintain their independence, dignity and control. It’s big business. In fact, there is around 1.55 million paid jobs in adult social care in England. It’s getting bigger. Adult ...
  • Five Benefits of being a Modern Apprentice

    It’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week, with events taking place all over the country. Thousands of young people are already participating in Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) across a wide variety of sectors in Scotland right now. We look at five benefits of being a Modern Apprentice. You’ll earn while you learn As a Modern Apprentice, you will earn a living while working ...