Specialist vs generalist careers

The difference between a specialist and a generalist starts with your degree subject or qualification. For some disciplines, the career path is clearly indicated by the subject of study and a specialist would follow that path. Someone studying mechanical engineering, for example, becomes a mechanical engineer, a chemistry student becomes a chemist, a language student…

What is Cultural Intelligence?

Our multicultural societies mean that we now live, study and work with people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. While this amalgamation of different perspectives, preferences and attitudes is often a source for innovation, creativity and growth, it’s not without its challenges either. To successfully navigate this cultural diversity we need to ensure…

Finding LGBTQ-friendly employers

Finding a job can seem like a real slog sometimes, and it can feel even harder if you’re struggling to find employers who you think will treat you fairly just because you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community. Telling your new boss about your sexual orientation is an entirely personal decision. You’re not legally obliged to…

What is an apprenticeship?

For generations apprenticeships have been a tried and tested – though sometimes overlooked – entry route into a number of industries and occupations. An apprenticeship is work experience that comes with pay, training and a qualification. Apprenticeships typically last between one and four years and are usually regulated by the government. This ensures that participants…