Career Guides

  • What is a Modern Apprenticeship?

    Scottish Apprenticeship Week started on Monday, with events taking place all over the country. If you’re pondering which career path to take – or thinking of switching to a new career altogether – now is the ideal time to find out if a Modern Apprenticeship (MA) could be right for you. Thousands of people are working, learning and ...
  • Five Modern Apprenticeships you didn’t know existed

    A Modern Apprenticeship is a great way to gain practical work experience and qualifications accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) while earning money at the same time. In the past, Apprenticeships were usually associated with traditional trades, such as construction, joinery or engineering. But, with more than 80 different types of MAs available in all sorts ...
  • 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, ...