Career Guides

  • ‘Why being a foster carer is a job worth doing.’

    AFTER a long career in the care industry, Carolanne Connolly-Brown took the decision to share her home with children in need as a foster carer. The 54-year-old from Renfrewshire has been fostering with Kibble for six years. Her husband James, 62, is also a foster carer and they currently look after a 13-year-old boy. Here, Carolanne tells us ...
  • Leanne: ‘How redundancy led to dream marketing role.’

    WHEN Leanne McGuire was made redundant from her job as an administrator with a window cleaning company, it opened the door to a new career in marketing. The 37-year-old is the administration and marketing co-ordinator at Blue Triangle Housing Association in Glasgow, where she has worked for three years. Blue Triangle is a social landlord and charity ...
  • Stress buster: How Tana is helping to take the strain out of life

    It was while working as a massage therapist that Tana Collins realised she could be doing more to help her clients deal with their stress-related issues. After retraining, the 51-year-old set up her own stress management consultancy in Edinburgh a year ago. Tana, originally from East Sussex, now helps people tackle everything from stage fright to tough ...
  • You’re hired! How a Modern Apprenticeship led to science career

    Amanda Allan always had a passion for science and she jumped at the chance to get a head start in the industry when she spotted a Life Sciences apprenticeship opportunity on a noticeboard when she was a college student. As an apprentice, the 21-year-old was able to learn about the essentials of working in a laboratory, deliver ...
  • It’s good to talk: Could a career as a voiceover artist be on your wavelength?

    David Johnston had tried his hand at everything — from being a musician to a barman — before a happy accident led to his dream job as a voiceover artist. David, from Edinburgh, is a director at RED Facilities Ltd, where he has worked for 25 years. We asked him to tell us about life in front of the ...