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Could re-skilling be the key to long term retention?

When talking about skills for employees, the focus is often on new hires and what they can bring to the company. The reality is however, that in a few years time, those skills could be outdated. New skills, particularly in technology move so fast that after a few years of employment, the skills gap can appear even with new employees. So, what is the solution to keep up in each industry and retain both longstanding and new hires? 

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By Published: June 04, 2019

The top confidence tips for international students to help your employability

For many students, the jump from studying to employment can be a struggle due to the different skills that are needed at university compared to the working world. When searching for a graduate role ,being organised, expanding your skills and resilience are all important. However, building your confidence can be key to learning how to successfully promote yourself and to gain new skills that can help you find the perfect job.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: April 08, 2019

Does a master′s degree help the employability of international students?

Studying for a master’s can be an exciting point in your career path. Making the leap to post-graduate study can provide you with skills that can boost your prospects and future employment, but the decision isn’t that clear cut. With international students in mind, we’re going to look at the best way to decide if the master's route is the right one for you.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: March 15, 2019

How will the new UK visa rules affect international students?

The UK government have released it’s immigration White Paper which explains how immigration rules could change for those coming to the UK in the future, including international students. This paper is just a proposal at this stage, so would still need to go through parliament to become law. One of the suggested changes is to extend the time that international students can stay in the UK after completing a bachelor’s, masters or PhD. So, we’re going to look at how these new rules could affect international students currently studying or due to arrive.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: March 04, 2019

The top time management tips for international students that improve your employability

While in the midst of winter it can be hard to find motivation, especially when faced with cold days and dark nights. From university assignments and graduate job searches, to keeping in touch with friends and family, there’s a lot to consider, but having a plan to manage your time can help give structure and make you more productive.

Whether still in your first year of study, or your last, working out the best way to manage your time will not only help you succeed at university but allow you to build skills that will take you into your career after university. We’ve put together some ideas for how to make the best use of your time and how those skills can be used when it comes to finding your first job.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: February 08, 2019

5 ways international students can effectively use this year′s holiday season

Christmas is fast approaching and while most thoughts turn to festive food and seeing friends and family, there are some simple ideas that can set you up for the year ahead. By using your time constructively and taking on a few of these tips, you can enjoy your Christmas knowing that you've also made some progress on getting yourself ready for a job at the end of university.

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By Jen Garmston
Published: December 07, 2018

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