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Getting a first versus work experience: your employability prospects in full

Getting a first versus work experience: your employability prospects in full

Source: The Guardian   With so many people leaving university with a degree, how important is a top grade over a great CV in the job market? University life involves balancing academic work with other demands on your time, be they social or getting the right mix of extra-curricular activity and work experience on your … Continued

70 Vacancies and Rising! Opportunities with the Entice Project

70 Vacancies and Rising! Opportunities with the Entice Project

Not sure about your next steps? Have you considered an apprenticeship? You can currently find more than 70 vacancies suitable for our school leavers with the Entice Project (www.enticeproject.co.uk).

Year 9 Parent Assembly (27th March 2014)

Year 9 Parent Assembly (27th March 2014)

This presentation below was delivered at the Year 9 Parents Information Evening on Thursday 27th March, raising attainment at key stage 4 (NB. the presentation may take a few moments to appear dependent on your internet connection speed.)

Careers Event Provides Facts For Futures

Careers Event Provides Facts For Futures

On Thursday 6 March, over 1000 visitors attended the second joint Mirfield Free Grammar/ Brighouse High School Careers Fair which was held at The MFG Sports Centre.  Last year the event was reportedly the largest in the state school sector and this…

Careers Fair 2014 Booklet

Careers Fair 2014 Booklet

Please find below the booklet for the forthcoming Careers Fair being held at The MFG on Thursday 6th March 2014 (NB. the booklet may take a few moments to appear dependant on your internet connection speed).

England apprenticeship vacancies ‘up 24%’, says NAS

England apprenticeship vacancies ‘up 24%’, says NAS

Source: BBC News   Advertised apprenticeship vacancies in England rose by almost a quarter last year, according to the National Apprenticeship Service. More than 37,000 places were posted on the service’s website between August and October 2013, a 24% increase on the same period the previous year. The number of people applying for the places … Continued

A Parents Guide To The UCAS Application Journey

A Parents Guide To The UCAS Application Journey

This guide is to help you as the parent, guardian or grandparent of an applicant to university or college. It aims to help you support your son, daughter, ward or grandchild on their UCAS applicant journey. It will not give loads of information about every step, but concentrate on the early stages when you are … Continued

Your Guide To Using Fast Tomato

Your Guide To Using Fast Tomato

Welcome to a new web-based CEAIG programme called ‘Fast Tomato’. It is designed on the premise that different personality types are more suited to different careers and features a range of quizzes and resources with the aim of helping students…

Year 9 Options Evening Parents Workshop 2014

Year 9 Options Evening Parents Workshop 2014

A presentation for year 9 parents/carers outlining the careers strategies in place at The MFG and explaining the changing careers landscape. Delivered by Allison Simpson, Options evening – January 23rd 2014. (NB. Please be advised that the presentation below may…

Sound Work For The MFG’s Design Students

Sound Work For The MFG’s Design Students

On Friday 20th December The MFG 3D Design students from Year 12 presented their ‘MP3 Player for Children’ to Sharon Fox, product manager, from Mamas & Papas. Students started the Product Design project in September and were given a brief…

Year 9 Students Think Futures

Year 9 Students Think Futures

Since the statutory change to ensure students from Year 8 receive comprehensive, independent and impartial careers information and education, schools have been looking for ways of delivering this requirment. At The MFG, we have appointed our own fully qualifed careers…

8 Career Lessons from Katniss Everdeen of the ‘Hunger Games’

8 Career Lessons from Katniss Everdeen of the ‘Hunger Games’

Source: CareerBliss   Getting amped for the release of the movie based on Suzanne Collins’ novel Hunger Games on March 23? If you’re a fan of the first book, this post is for you! Collins has said she was inspired to create this disturbing yet intriguing dystopia while watching TV one day, alternating between some shallow reality … Continued