Career Guides

  • In Depth: Dental Technician

    Gone are the days when a dental technician would be found in a small cupboard-like room covered in plaster dust and surrounded by macabre piles of dentures. Today, it is a very hi-tech job, with dental technicians, or technologists as they are sometimes called, using precision instruments to make sure their work is a perfect fit, designed to cause ...
  • In Depth: Forestry Commission Scotland

    For most of us, a Christmas tree is just a seasonal accessory. But there is a huge group of people who spend all their working lives outdoors in the fabulous wonderland that makes up our forests. And today that industry is about far more than just cutting down trees for the living room in December – according ...
  • You’ve scored your new job… What next?

    Congratulations, you’ve been successful and bagged yourself a brand new job. What next? Well, after celebrating with friends and family, there are a few other steps you should take before starting in your new place of work. Here’s our tips to help you hit the ground running in your new job. Check, and check again First of all, ...
  • Can you afford unpaid work experience?

    Unpaid work experience or internships can be a great way for you to break into your chosen career, but unfortunately this isn’t always a financially viable option. Don’t fear! There are other steps you can take to boost your chances of successfully achieving a job in the field of your choice. Check out these tips that will ...
  • What are your rights with a Zero-Hours Contract?

    You’ve done it; you’ve taken the plunge and accepted a job that’s on a zero-hours contract (ZHC). What next? Although there are a number of disadvantages related to these kinds of contracts, the employer doesn’t hold all the power. It’s vital to understand that a ZHC doesn’t mean zero rights for you, the worker. Check out what ...