May 24, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

How to Choose the Right Apprenticeship for You

Choosing to take up an apprenticeship is a popular and wise career move, one which you’ll find people are full of encouragement for. The hardest part of taking on an apprenticeship is sifting through the myriad of options and finding the right one for you. With various levels and types of apprenticeship on offer, and…

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May 14, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

Overcoming Period Stigma in the Workplace

Stigma against periods continues to affect women and trans men around the world. In the UK, conversation has started to break down the taboo around menstruation, but the issue continues to impact those who have periods. Period stigma can manifest itself in numerous different ways, from explicit comments to lack of conversation and facilities. To…

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Do you need a CIPD qualification to work in HR?

Do you need a CIPD qualification to work in HR? Well, yes and no. Technically, the answer is no but the reality is that a lot of employers look for CIPD accreditation and some won’t consider job applicants who are not CIPD qualified. Being CIPD qualified will definitely make you a lot more skilled, knowledgeable…

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How do I qualify for HR jobs?

While it’s possible to get an entry level HR job without any actual HR qualifications, it’s not easy. You might be able to get an HR assistant type role, for example, but competition for HR jobs is stiff now, so the more qualifications and experience you have under your belt, the better your chances are…

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April 8, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

Are CIPD qualifications worth it?

Lots of people ask ‘Are CIPD qualifications worth it?’ and for good reason. Getting CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualified involves a significant investment in terms of money and time so it’s important to think everything through before taking the plunge. However, you will very quickly reap the rewards – even as you…

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April 2, 2019 | Posted in the Blog

What is a CIPD Qualification?

A CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualification is a HR/L&D/management accreditation from the professional membership body for HR and L&D professionals. Considered the gold standard in the industry, there are three levels – Level 3, Level 5 and Level 7. Each level has three different types of qualification – diploma, certificate and award.

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