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The Good Careers Guide

Reviewing early career opportunities

For those curious about the world of work...

The Good Careers Guide reviews of companies and of individual roles within companies, deliver key insights that enable tomorrow’s work-force to better consider the jobs they might do, today.

One in six people are employed in the engineering sector yet only 2.4% of young people surveyed want to be engineers, 2.5% want to be actors…’

Skills mismatch, poor work preparation and perception, information overload, insufficient insights are all challenges that must be addressed if young people are to be properly prepared for their working lives and the opportunities available to them.

Drawing on their extensive experience, including that of reviewing schools, The Good Careers Guide team is now reviewing early career opportunities and roles within companies. 

We investigate, explore and reveal...

Read the insightful reviews of Higher Apprenticeships and other early career opportunities on The Good Careers Guide website www.goodcareersguide.co.uk/company-reviews


Finding the right nursery school for your child
'There is a forest school nursery in Manchester that is so popular you absolutely have to register during pregnancy.' A good nursery will give your child a great start in life but...

Nurseries and early years - your questions answered
All work and no play? All play and no work? Or something inbetween? Whatever you choose, think safety first.  Nursery / early years education should be an exciting, important,...


The Good Careers Guide
Reviewing early career opportunities For those curious about the world of work... The Good Careers Guide reviews of companies and of individual roles within companies, deliver key...

Should I stay or should I go? Post-GCSE options
Post-GCSE options If the answer is a resounding ‘Go!’ remember that there is no longer the option to wave a cheery goodbye to formal education after GCSEs. Since September...


University information on the GSG web
University information from schools and universities University data Ever wondered who goes where, from which schools and to study what? On this website we carry extensive information...

University Challenge
Finding the best...       Not only do we offer a series of starting points to help you consider which course at what uni, but we now feature, on this website, unique...


10 ways to spot a gifted child
    Gifted children are not ‘young Einsteins’ or geniuses in the making but children with above average intelligence who have the capacity to achieve well...

Educating the gifted child
  Gifted is one of a number of issues in education that cause the blood to stir. For some 'Gifted' is an elitist concept that beggars definition; others do not see what all...


Inspection reports from Ofsted and others
  As with most reports, there’s a code to decipher and a few questions to ask. The local school gets a glowing report, yet you know half the population are banned from...

Child protection
If you are preparing to entrust your child to a school – whether day or boarding – you will most likely assume that your child will be safe and that all members of the...


Bullied? Help advice and support for you and your child
  Virtually all children have arguments at some time, these may be verbal or result in 'fisticuffs', this is usually just part of normal childhood behaviour. It does not mean...

Over-inflated exams, devalued degrees....
If it’s May it must be time to pass the Prozac...   The stress, the worry, sleepless nights, early rising, recurrent nightmares: turning-up for the wrong exam or discovering...


Exams update
Testing times: early assessments. Sign up to any nursery or reception class and your 2, 3, 4 or 5 year old will be under levels of observation formerly reserved for maximum security...

Curricula and exams for 13+ (middle years)
Pre-16 curricula and examinations   GCSEs remain the default choice for the majority of schools at 16 plus. Although their tougher cousins, IGCSEs, have recently received full...


Schools and the law: parent power prevails
When things go wrong... "Johnny must go!" declared the Head . "Yessir", responded the father meekly. That was in the old days. Now,the father says "Why?" Peter Woodroffe, Education...

Problems at school - sources of help and advice
Need an academic boost? See our section on Tutors and Tutoring For advice on problems relating to Special Educational Needs, see our extensive SEN section. Please note SEN law is in...


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