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Get Your First Job in Web Design and Development

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If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of students who have received their A-Level results, you might be thinking,what’s next?

Have you thought about a role in web design and development? If not, this could be the ideal career field for you.

The sector has grown exponentially in recent years and there are fantastic opportunities for young people to get experience and enter a job with prospects for progression.

So, if you do want to get your first job in web design and development, read on for best practice guidelines for:

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Wiltshire Festival of Engineering welcomes support from regional technology businesses

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The Wiltshire Festival of Engineering has won the support of major sponsors, including the James Dyson Foundation, Hitachi, Good Energy and Great Western Railway.
The Festival, the brainchild of Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan, aims to inspire the next generation of local engineers and manufacturers, paving the way for a new skilled workforce for future business needs.
“We will give young people the opportunity to participate, explore and interact with those already engaged in research and development, design and production in our area,” said Ms Donelan.

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Government introduces largest ever increase to apprentices’ wages

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National Minimum Wage goes up by 57 pence to £3.30 for apprentices and rises by 20 pence to £6.70 per hour for adult workers.

From Thursday 1 October 2015, the apprentice rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) goes up by 57 pence to £3.30 and the NMW rate for adult workers will rise by 20 pence from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour.

The boost for apprentices is the largest ever and means that those working 40 hours a week will now have £1,185 more in their pay packet over the year.

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A Guide To Becoming A Dentist

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A career in dentistry can be highly rewarding for many people, offering the prospect of working closely with people and caring for others, flexible work hours, the opportunity for self employment, and a competitive salary. Becoming a qualified dentist is however very challenging and competition for places at dental schools is fierce. It requires a lot of hard work, a lengthy period of studying, and a dedication to learning.Before you embark upon this career path, you’ll need to think carefully about whether you want to commit to becoming a dentist.

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Tomorrow's Engineers

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Tomorrow’s Engineers is an initiative led by EngineeringUK and the Royal Academy of Engineering to provide a one-stop-shop for information and resources on the careers available in Engineering. To complement their online resource, Tomorrow’s Engineers needed delivery partners to help spread the message,we were happy to help!

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Talented service leavers encouraged to consider teaching

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Expansion of Troops to Teachers programme offers armed service leavers a school-based training route into a classroom career.

Former armed service personnel interested in a career in the classroom will today be able to apply for a unique school-based teacher training route through the expansion of the Troops to Teachers programme.

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The Oil & Gas Skills Navigator

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From engineers and technicians to lawyers and marketing professionals, it takes a lot of people with different skills to keep the oil and gas sector operational. Knowing where to start in looking for a career path can be a challenging task if you are unfamiliar with how the industry operates.

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Apprenticeships on the rise - now considered by almost half of school leavers

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New study reveals that almost half (41%) of young people awaiting exam results have considered an apprenticeship as an alternative to a university education

The ability to ‘earn while you learn’ is the main reason for pursuing this route by almost half of respondents (45%)

Skills Minister Nick Boles welcomes the new research as evidence that apprenticeships are a serious option for school-leavers deciding their future
British Gas is training 1,200 apprentices and is investing at least £14m in apprenticeships this year

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GCHQ hosts language competition to inspire the next generation of linguists

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WEST of England students gathered at GCHQ in Cheltenham on Friday 28th March, to take part in a language competition designed to test their linguistic skills and promote a greater take-up of language learning in schools.

Run and judged by GCHQ and the Association of Language Learning (ALL), the competition saw Year 9 (13-14 year olds) students from local schools in Bristol and across Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire immerse themselves in a foreign culture and language to try and win one of the prizes on offer.

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Careers advice for accountancy is just a game

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Teachers are being urged to test their careers advice with the first online game on what it really takes to become a chartered accountant. It will help them if students say: but do I need to be excellent at maths?

ICAEW and social enterprise, MyKindaCrowd, are encouraging teachers to ‘dispel myths’ about chartered accountancy by launching an online game – No Ordinary Challenge - which puts careers advice to the test.

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